December 17, 2017
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Officer on leave in Maine college fracas

The Associated Press

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Colby College official says a security officer has been placed on paid administrative leave in connection with an Easter Sunday incident that provoked a student protest at the Waterville school.

The officer’s name was not released. Word of the suspension came out as a consultant’s report concluded that everybody involved could have conducted themselves better during the incident, which occurred after a campus dance.

Police arrested two students after they allegedly interfered during a medical assessment of a third student. A video shows police pinning the students to the floor.

The report says one student was restrained for too long and at least one security officer used “improper force” while trying to get students to leave.

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