CNN blames the victim but at least the perpetrators are on leave.
(CNN) — Two University of Florida police officers were placed on leave with pay after using an electronic stun gun to subdue a student who was questioning Sen. John Kerry at a campus forum, the school’s president said Tuesday.
Student Andrew Meyer is surrounded by university police in Gainesville, Florida, on Monday.
The Florida Division of Law Enforcement will investigate Monday’s arrest of Andrew Meyer, said University of Florida President J. Bernard Machen. Machen called the incident “regretful for us.”
“The thing that I regret is that civil dialogue and civil discourse did not happen,” Machen said. “That’s fundamental to a university campus. Why it didn’t happen is what we’re trying to sort out.”
During Monday’s forum, Meyer came to the microphone to question the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee from Massachusetts.