Thursday, March 18, 2004

Tanking a hate crime 

She took a dive on her own car: That's the finding of the Claremont Police Dept. and the FBI in the case of the hate crime accusation at Claremont McKenna.
�The Claremont Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have completed their investigation into the alleged hate crime on the Claremont McKenna College campus. During the course of the investigation, two eye witnesses came forward who positively identified the victim as vandalizing her own vehicle. Additionally, interviews with the alleged victim revealed inconsistencies in her statements regarding the incident.

Based on this information as well as other information revealed during the investigation, the Claremont Police Department will present its findings to the Los Angeles District Attorney�s Office for review.�
This news report suggests that they may have known as soon as the day after the incident, but the school went ahead with its day of mourning and teach-in. Claremont McKenna College states that Professor Kerri Dunn has a two year contract expiring on June 30.
Claremont McKenna College will be conducting a further investigation into the professor�s employment relationship with the College for the remainder of this academic year. No decision has been made at this time.
SCSU readers will find this story familiar. So too does Class Maledictorian.