FAMU police records show hazing complaints

February 21, 2012 

ORLANDO -- Documents show that Florida A&M University police investigated at least 10 complaints about hazing involving the school’s famed marching band between August 2007 and November, when a band member died after being hazed, the Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday.

The newspaper reported that it received the campus police documents through a public records request.

Among the documents is a complaint from former FAMU student Bria Shante Hunter days before alleged hazing ceremonies Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 left her with a broken leg. Three students have been charged with hazing Hunter.

The documents show that one campus police investigation was prompted by a letter from FAMU President James Ammons’ office in late 2007. The result of that investigation was not available.

After Champion’s death, Hobbs wrote Ammons a letter stating that hazing had been met with “reckless indifference by White’s superior officers who often ignored his requests for assistance”.

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