University of Alabama students are speaking out about their feelings surrounding disturbing videos where Tuscaloosa police officers forcefully arresting three UA students after they responded to an apartment complex noise complaint.
Dozens of University of Alabama students from various organizations came together to voice their opinions on the happenings shown in violent videos that are gaining national attention.
Many held signs with messages such as, “A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both and deserve neither,” and, “The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.”
Three officers, James Kent, Phillip Champion, and Gregory Pimm have been placed on administrative leave for their conduct shown in the videos. Chief Steve Anderson encouraged the public on Monday this was an isolated event and those officers did not respond to the situation as they should have.
Students we spoke with say they are pleased with Tuscaloosa Police Department’s internal investigation into the incident and their immediate actions toward some the officers involved.

After the rally, the students later walked from the steps of city hall to the Tuscaloosa Police Department precinct nearby.
Chief Anderson asks that the public be patient during the investigation of what happened on November 8, 2015, for it could take some time.

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