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PBA of NYS Commends SUNY Brockport Police for Subduing Violent Student

Monday, March 20, 2017

Interaction with freshman who displayed bizarre behavior, and assaulted fellow students and police ends peacefully.

For Immediate Release: 

March 20, 2017 

Editor’s Note: SUNY Brockport police officers responded to a dorm room Sunday evening as a student who exhibited violent and bizarre behavior, assaulting other students, including two resident assistants as well as a police lieutenant. The student is being held in Monroe County Jail on $2,500 bail. This statement is attributable to Peter Barry, president of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS).

“The PBA of NYS commends the SUNY Brockport police officers who responded to a call involving a violent student, and for subduing the student peacefully.

A male freshman who was combative with police after assaulting three students, two of whom were resident assistants, was arrested Sunday night. Police subdued the man in a campus dorm, and he remained in custody this morning at Monroe County Jail.

The student was aggressive toward police, punching one lieutenant in the face and injuring another lieutenant’s ribs before being handcuffed and arrested. He was charged with 3rd degree assault for his attack on the students and 2nd degree assault for his confrontation with campus police officers.

Crimes that occur on campus are no different from those in municipalities. We applaud the work of our University Police officers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect students, staff and visitors around the clock.”

The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges, state parks and historic sites, and they enforce state laws, protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.