Racial slur leads to police investigation
By Joe Bruno
Campus Police are investigating the incidents involving racial slurs that happened on campus recently.
Dr. Smith Jackson sent an email to the student body Thursday to tell them about the first incident, which occurred Wednesday evening.
Brenna Humphries was walking on campus when someone drove by and shouted a racial slur at her. She shared her experience at the open forum Friday.
“I looked and I ran across the crosswalk just for my safety and for my well being,” said Humphries. “And as I got to the other side, I turned around to see who it was, or what happened or why someone would do something like this and that is when they used the racial slur, the n-word.”
In the email, Dr. Jackson said young men in a gray BMW convertible shouted the word.
A student who doesn’t want to be identified said he knows who owns the car.
Our source said the owner of the car admitted that he was the one who yelled the racial slur.
“I pretty much just walked up to him and asked, ‘You have to be the guy who did this, did you do it?’ And he said ‘Well yeah of course who else would do it,’” the student said.
JJ Minor owns a gray BMW convertible and is trying to clear his name.
“It was definitely, definitely a bad thing that my car was listed in there,” said Minor.
Minor said he was not involved.
“Honestly I don’t know what to tell you. I was stuck inside watching the Republican debate and doing my homework,” said Minor. “I had the keys so no one could have taken it.”
He doesn’t know why someone would accuse him.
“I’ve made it very clear that it was not me.”
Minor also said he doesn’t know why someone would yell a racial slur.
“Overall I feel like the intent is a pretty important thing, either way it’s completely unacceptable,” he said.
Stay with Phoenix14 as the investigation unfolds.
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