- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The police chief at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is apologizing after an officer interrupted a class to question a student about incidents of graffiti on campus.

Police Chief Susan Riseling says Friday that the officer believed the class hadn’t started.

The chief apologized to students and the professor for the disruption. She says her department is reviewing the officer’s actions and department procedure.

A 21-year-old student was arrested Thursday in connection with 11 incidents of campus vandalism over the last six months. The graffiti has been anti-white supremacist in nature.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1RZlKbe ) that Riseling says some questioned whether the graffiti’s content influenced police response. She says graffiti is a crime regardless of its content, and police have tried to contact the student for weeks but were unsuccessful.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com


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