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Sept. 13, 2019

Message from the Chief of the University Police – Update


TUCSON, Ariz. — Earlier today, the University of Arizona Police Department arrested the two students alleged to have assaulted an African American student on campus Tuesday evening. The students were both charged with class 1 misdemeanor assault.

The case will now go to the Pima County Attorney’s Office for review.

We are committed to ensuring this campus is a safe and inclusive environment for the entire community.

Brian Seastone
Chief of Police
University of Arizona

Media contact:
Chris Sigurdson
University of Arizona
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