Brown vowing action after officer detains Dartmouth student

Nov 15, 2015 3:42 PM by News Staff

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University's president is promising a full investigation and regular meetings on racial issues after a campus police officer handcuffed a student from another Ivy League school.

President Christina Paxson apologized in an email Saturday to the campus community for the "fear and pain" caused by the incident earlier that morning.

A Dartmouth College student told the Brown Daily Herald student newspaper that a public safety officer threw him to the ground and detained him.

The student was attending an annual conference for Latino students. He told the newspaper he'd re-entered a campus building hosting a party after the officer warned him he could be charged with trespassing. He says he was held until Brown students verified he was a guest.

No charges were filed.

The officer is on administrative duty pending the investigation.

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