More Hazing Trouble at UF
Members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity were involved in a nine-month long hazing spree, according to sworn complaints filed by University of Florida police, who have asked the state attorney's office to consider criminal charges.
Thirteen Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity members at UF are facing first degree misdemeanor hazing charges.
The State Attorney's Office has released the sworn complaints and university police are not taking the situation lightly.
"They believe this rose to a level of a criminal act, and they've asked us to consider those charges via a sworn complaint," said Spencer Mann, Chief Investigator for the State Attorney.
Paperwork he doesn't see too often.
"I can probably count on one hand, in the 14 years that i've been here that we received any complaints against a fraternity for a hazing incident," he said.
According to the complaints, between April 2010 and January 2011, fraternity pledges were struck with canes up to 150 times and slapped on their chests and backs with open hands.
Pledges were left bruised and marked.
"They'll be taking testimony, they'll be reviewing the facts and the evidence, and at some point making a charging decision," he said.
Mann says it will be several weeks before any decisions are made.
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