Mizzou prof charged with assault; called for ‘muscle’ to remove student reporter during BLM protests

Mizzou prof charged with assault; called for ‘muscle’ to remove student reporter during BLM protests

[Ed. – Everyone no doubt remembers Sunshine, here.]

Melissa Click, the University of Missouri communications professor who garnered widespread scorn for trying to physically remove a student reporter from a campus protest, was formally charged with assault Monday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Columbia prosecutor’s office said Click was charged with third-degree assault, a class C misdemeanor that carries a possible 15-day jail sentence. …

Click was caught on video calling for “some muscle” to remove a student reporter from an area on the campus where protesters had gathered.

Mark Schierbecker, an MU student and videographer, has accused Click of grabbing his camera and pushing him while he was making the video. …

Click remains an assistant professor in the department of communications. Foley said Click is seeking full tenure at the school, and that process won’t be completed until this summer.

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