ASI Discusses Investigative Report on Akom
The public meeting will be held on March 29.
April 10, 2006 12:15 PM
The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is scheduled to review and discuss an investigative report on the now closed Akom case.
President of ASI, Chris Jackson, said that the idea behind the meeting is to “promote awareness of the report and to facilitate a student discussion.”
He added that SF State students could attend the meeting, and that a “Vote of Confidence” at the end of the meeting would allow each ASI member to voice his or her stance of confidence in the investigative report.
“District Attorney Harris found that this was not the fault of Dr. Akom, but the kangaroo court that performed this investigation said that this was professor Akom’s fault,” Jackson said. “This all comes down to, ‘What do you believe?’”
He said that the report, “makes an attempt to absolve the university from fault.”
Antwi Akom, an African studies professor, was arrested last October for allegedly assaulting a university officer and resisting arrest. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris dropped criminal charges against Akom on March 17.
The 102-page investigative report was compiled by a commission, led by former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. It was released one week before the charges were dropped, Jackson said.
The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in Rosa Parks, rooms A-C, which is located in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.
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