Students blame racial profiling for broken up party
Police maintain that the party was loud and students refused to leave, late into the night
CBS Los Angeles
EXPOSITION PARK, Calif. — Some USC students say they were unfairly targeted Sunday morning when LAPD officers broke up a party and arrested several students. However, police say they were attacked by the students, who maintain they are victims of racial profiling.
Nate Howard, who hosted the party attended by minority students, said he planned the event not only to celebrate his four years at USC, but also for networking purposes. Howard was arrested and he believes it was because of his race.
An LAPD watch commander confirms the department received a noise complaint about Howard’s party. He said party-goers refused to leave and threw beer bottles at arriving officers, which prompted them to return in riot gear, a charge Howard denies.
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