Police release body cam video of Rowan University students arrested at gunpoint

There are a total of 13 body camera videos and more than two hours of footage that show the controversial arrests

Justin Udo
October 10, 2018 - 8:15 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police in New Jersey release body camera video Wednesday after the controversial arrests of two black, unarmed Rowan University students who were forced out of their car at gunpoint.

On Oct.1, cell phone video captured Glassboro police officers pulling over senior Altaif Hassan and a female passenger after responding to a report of a robbery. It turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. The incident led to a town hall meeting, a conference, and a community upset with the officers' actions. 

There are a total of 13 body camera videos and more than two hours of footage that showed the controversial arrests.

"Get back right now, back up, back up," one of the officers commands Altaif Hassan, a senior from Trenton, with his gun drawn.

"Yo, ya'll not going to tell me what's going on y'all just going to sit here and detain me? I don't got no rights?," responded Hassan.

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The police video shows them detaining Hassan and the young woman who were let go, after nearly two hours in police custody.

Hassan has said "there's a broader conversation about policing, policing of college students, and specifically policing of black and brown bodies."

Officials say they put the videos out in the 'spirit of complete transparency'.