February 11, 2022

Tippecanoe County prosecutor requests independent investigation of police incident at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County prosecutor has requested that the Indiana State Police conduct an independent investigation into events that occurred on the Purdue University campus on Feb. 4.

Purdue welcomes the prosecutor’s action and believes it to be a positive step, having previously requested an independent review by the ISP.

The ISP will independently review all evidence associated with the police call and response, including all available video evidence, witness statements, and police reports.

All evidence and results of the ISP investigation will be turned over to the Tippecanoe County prosecutor upon its conclusion, at which time the prosecutor will review documentation resulting from the investigation.

The ISP has already begun its work with the goal of completing a thorough investigation as soon as possible.

To ensure the integrity of the investigation, the university will have no further comment or communication on the matter until its conclusion.

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