East Carolina Fires Police Officer Who Handcuffed Victim

April 20, 2016

East Carolina University announced Tuesday that it has fired a police officer who handcuffed a black man who was the victim of a beating on campus in March. The officer has been on leave since the incident, which started off campus and moved to the campus, and involved three white people beating a black person. When the East Carolina police officer arrived, he handcuffed the black man who was being attacked.

A statement from the university Tuesday said that the officer's actions "violated multiple police policies."

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