MPD report on Fountain incident now available

The Middletown Police Department’s report on the Fountain incident has been released. An MPD press release announcing the completion of the department’s investigation notes that it concluded that “the officers were faced with what they described as a large, unruly and hostile crowd,” and, as a result, “the officer’s [sic] use of force was ‘objectively reasonable’…to effect these arrests, to prevent injury to themselves and others, and to prevent escape.”

It also notes that the improvement of communication and development of a better relationship between Wesleyan and MPD is key to ensuring that this does not happen again. The full report is 66 pages long and contains a thorough summary of the night’s events, the arrests, the call for assistance, and the written complaints.

MPD press release (PDF)
Complete MPD report (PDF)

[EDIT: I didn’t notice this at first, but it looks like all student names have been removed from the MPD report. If you see a blank space whenever students are mentioned, it would appear, based on context, that it is a redacted student name. -Ben, 12:57]

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6 thoughts on “MPD report on Fountain incident now available

  1. sahm

    “two middletown police officers were assaulted.” When did this happen?I hardly think that the force used had the effect of preventing “injury to themselves and others.”

  2. sahm

    “two middletown police officers were assaulted.” When did this happen?

    I hardly think that the force used had the effect of preventing “injury to themselves and others.”

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