TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The latest about an arrest that turned violent near the University of Alabama as police responded to a noise complaint at an apartment hours after a football game (all times local):
Police have identified three University of Alabama students arrested in a violent confrontation while Tuscaloosa police were responding to a noise complaint after the Alabama-LSU football game early Sunday.
A police statement identifies the three as 21-year-old Brandon James Williford of Collierville, Tennessee; and two 22-year-olds, Matthew Gimlin Macia of John Creeks, Georgia, and Caroline Elizabeth Giddis of Collierville, Tennessee.
All three are charged with obstructing governmental operations. Williford is also charged with harassment and resisting arrest; Macia also is charged with resisting; and Giddis is also charged with harassment.
Williford and Giddis did not immediately respond to email messages. An email address for Macia could not be found.
Tuscaloosa police placed three officers on paid leave following the arrests, in which officers used a stun gun and a baton after a noise complaint resulted in an argument at an apartment.
The police chief in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, says that he’s suspended three officers following a weekend arrest that turned violent and that he’s disturbed by video of the incident.
Police Chief Steve Anderson told a news conference Monday that the officers on paid leave include one who used a stun gun on a student while responding to a noise complaint. The other officer hit a person with a police baton, and the third is the officer who responded to the initial call.
Officers were summoned to an apartment building early Sunday. Residents captured video of them confronting several young people in an apartment. Anderson says he’s “deeply disturbed” by what the videos and is disappointed in how officers handled the situation.
Anderson says three students were charged with offenses including resisting arrest, harassment and obstruction. Their names haven’t been released.
Witnesses say a videotaped arrest that turned violent near the University of Alabama followed hours of partying after a big football win.
Residents said Monday that people were still out celebrating Alabama’s victory over LSU when police arrived at an apartment building near the stadium early Sunday.
Apartment building resident Devin McDade says people began turning off music as the first officer showed up. He says that within moments, he saw police pulling people out of an apartment and heard a stun gun going off.
Tuscaloosa police and the university say they’re reviewing what happened. The review began after videos of the incident began showing up online. Three people were arrested. No names or charges have been released.
The University of Alabama says three of its police officers were involved in a videotaped arrest that included officers using a stun gun and baton on a young man.
A statement released by the school Monday says the campus police were responding to a call for emergency assistance from Tuscaloosa police.
The university confirms that Alabama students were arrested in the incident, but it doesn’t say how many.
Videos show an officer outside an apartment arguing for several minutes with occupants who refuse to exit. Officers then storm the residence and drag out two young men and a screaming woman.
An officer uses a stun gun on at least one of the men. Another officer hits him with what appears to be a baton.
Three people were arrested. No names or charges have been released.
Police in Alabama say they are investigating after online videos showed its officers using a stun gun and baton on young men over the weekend.
Videos show an officer at the door of a Tuscaloosa apartment arguing for several minutes with occupants who refuse to exit.
Officers then storm the residence and drag out two young men and a screaming woman. An officer uses a stun gun on at least one of the men. Another officer hits him repeatedly with what appears to be a baton.
Three people were arrested, but police haven’t released names or charges.
A police statement says the incident began as a noise complaint. Officers were called to an apartment near the University of Alabama campus about 3:20 a.m. Sunday.
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