Students tell their stories: lawrence

Around 11 p.m. May 25, 2014, Lawrence*, then an Ithaca College sophomore, was tackled by an officer from the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, while another forced his hands behind his back because he did not take his hands out of his pockets.

Lawrence was cuffed, read his rights and placed in the back of a Public Safety vehicle.   

Public Safety transported him to their offices, took his mugshot and fingerprints, and cuffed him to a chair in their holding cell.

Three hours later, a Public Safety supervisor apologized to him for the disturbance.

He was released and issued an appearance ticket listing his charges — obstructing governmental procedure and resisting arrest.

Six months later, all charges against Lawrence were dropped.  

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