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Sun May 31, 2020, 01:04 AM

University of North Texas investigating campus arrest involving one black man, several officers

DENTON -- A video showing at least four University of North Texas police officers restraining a black man, who is crying out and moving around, surfaced on Twitter late Friday from a person at the scene near the UNT Speech and Hearing Center at 907 W. Sycamore St.

UNT is investigating an incident where a man allegedly resisted arrest by multiple university officers on campus late Friday, UNT President Neal Smatresk said in a statement Saturday. Two social media posts showing a video of the incident say the man being arrested is black.

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“Although no one was injured, this regrettable incident near our campus occurred at a time of heightened emotions following the recent tragedy in Minnesota,” Smatresk said in a statement. “As a result, and following our standard protocol, UNT’s Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity will be investigating actions taken by our police officers.”

The video’s caption from one Twitter user reads, “He’s literally getting attacked for not having a light on his bicycle, he’s literally screaming,” and shows three officers on the university’s campus surrounding a man and attempting to detain him near a sign for the university’s Speech and Hearing Center.

Read more: https://dentonrc.com/news/unt-investigating-campus-arrest-involving-one-black-man-several-officers/article_9d67cfbd-debd-54d9-8a53-2f899dc4cfd1.html
(Denton Record-Chronicle)

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