Create a free Diverse: Issues In Higher Education account to continue reading

Bowie State University Police Officer on Administrative Leave After Alleged Incident with Student

Last week, a police officer at Bowie State University was placed on administrative leave after allegedly pushing a student down the stairs during an incident that happened on campus grounds, according to the Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ092311 Bowie State

The incident was caught on video and the video surfaced on social media.

University officials said that on Sept. 23, police were called for a noise complaint. Allegedly one student made remarks that were perceived as aggressive and was not complying with rules.

β€œThe young man refused to provide a Bowie State ID and could not immediately be identified as a Bowie student,” a university official explained.

While the student was detained, he was not charged.

β€œWe have enlisted the Maryland State Police to complete this review. To ensure the integrity of the police department, I have recommended that an outside agency conduct an independent investigation,” a university official said.

The trusted source for all job seekers
We have an extensive variety of listings for both academic and non-academic positions at postsecondary institutions.
Read More
The trusted source for all job seekers