Miami University’s top priority is the safety and well being of all of our students. We recently were made aware of a disturbing video which appears to be showing a member of local public law enforcement not affiliated with the university striking one of our students at an off campus location.
As soon as we were made aware, we were in touch with the student and his representative to offer support. We will continue to honor his right to privacy. We have contacted the City of Oxford to learn more about this incident and to express our deep concerns about what occurred.
We have learned that the Oxford Police Department is conducting an investigation into the use of force by the officer and will conduct an administrative review of its policies.