Over the weekend, two police officers took a report of a hate crime in Bluff Residential Hall.

The incident occurred on April 12, and was reported in the Police Blotter as a student advising another subject made a homophobic slur toward him.

Lieutenant Dustin Brueggemann said the two officers, Mason and Jones, who took the initial reports, are still conducting an investigation.

Brueggemann said no violence or property damage occurred.

The report was sent to the Bias Incident Response Team and the protocol instated by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple is to move forward with contacting the victim and seeking additional information.

Bias Incidents are defined as acts — either verbal, written, physical, non-verbal or psychological — that threaten or harm persons or groups on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity, or military service or veteran status, according to an SIUE Press Release.

The Alestle will continue to update as more information on the investigation becomes available.


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