LAWSUIT: GUARDS ATTACKED STUDENT AT HISTORICALLY BLACK SCHOOL

By JEFF MARTIN
Associated Press

A former student at a historically black college in Alabama says he was beaten and injured after a college dean ordered campus security guards to taze him.

In a federal lawsuit, Justin Rollins says he was body slammed by guards in the quad at Miles College near Birmingham in November 2017.

Rollins’ lawyer Connie Morrow says it happened shortly after Dean of Student Affairs Charles Gibbs asked Rollins to remove his baseball cap in the cafeteria.

Morrow says Rollins had been disciplined for wearing the hat and was trying to ask Gibbs about an appeal when Gibbs asked the guards to use stun guns on him. Morrow says they inflicted head injuries and damaged his vertebra.

Neither Gibbs nor Miles’ college relations department immediately responded to requests for comment Thursday.

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11/7/2019 11:03:55 AM (GMT -6:00)

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