“no racial profiling occurred”
Why are police always living under a microscope for suspected racial bias?
Campus Reform reports:
Investigation clears Loyola of ‘racial profiling’ allegations
An independent investigation has determined that Loyola University campus security officers did not racially profile or use excessive force while detaining ticket scalpers at a basketball game.
The school came under fire earlier this year after protesters accused campus police of “racial profiling” for confronting two individuals who appeared to be reselling tickets to a basketball game.
The two students, Alan Campbell and Paloma Fernandez, filed a federal lawsuit against the university in March alleging that their civil rights were violated during their detainment by campus security.
The lawsuit claims that Campbell and Fernandez “feared for their safety and each other’s safety at the hands of Loyola’s Campus Safety officers, directed by Loyola’s administration, while exercising their right to freedom of speech, expression, and assembly.”
“Plaintiffs were also denied their rights because of their races and colors, among other things, to express free speech on Loyola’s campus,” the lawsuit adds.
In support of the pair, Loyola students published a Change.org petition demanding that there be “no police or university repercussions” against either Campbell or Fernandez, which has garnered more than 2,000 signatures.
According to The Phoenix, a private firm hired by the school to investigate the incident issued a 162-page report Tuesday revealing its determination that no racial profiling occurred when the two men were stopped and searched by security officers.
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