Mar 9, 2016 5:11 PM

Officer accused of assaulting Dartmouth student fired

The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Brown University police officer accused of assaulting a student from Dartmouth has been fired.

The Providence Journal reports the school announced the firing Tuesday in a campus-wide email.

A disciplinary hearing found the officer didn't follow departmental policies and procedures. The officer hasn't been named.

A Dartmouth College student told the Brown Daily Herald student newspaper that the officer slammed him against a wall, threw him to the ground and handcuffed him Nov. 14. It happened during a Latino student conference that brings together Ivy League students to discuss race, gender and socio-economic issues.

Brown President Christina Paxson has apologized to the campus community for the "fear and pain" the encounter caused.

The student didn't respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.


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