George Mason Updates Campus on Incident Involving Student’s Arrest

Posted: October 21, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The university has investigated the incident that resulted in the arrest of a George Mason student on campus three weeks ago. Statements from numerous witnesses, police officers and Johnson Center officials have been reviewed during this process.

In light of the results of the investigation, the university believes it would be inappropriate for this student to be prosecuted in a criminal court. Although aspects of this matter could have been handled differently, the investigation has not revealed facts that would corroborate allegations of bias on the part of university officials. Students involved in the incident are being referred to the dean of students.

The university has embarked upon a thorough review of all policies and procedures pertaining to leafleting, demonstrations and other activities associated with free speech, with a goal of providing a safe and secure campus environment that preserves the rights of all those in the George Mason University community to express their views.

Persons with questions should contact Dan Walsch, Office of University Relations, at 703-993-8785.

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