Police Files: 1/26/2022

Tori Coker, Content Editor

Assault/ Battery/Simple (Incl. Domestic and Police Officer)

Around 11:42 pm on October 10, 2021, the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) received a call from a woman saying that she had just been punched in the face and was missing part of a tooth, necessitating medical attention. Two officers arrived on the scene to speak with said caller, who was found to be covering the lower half of her face with her hand, with blood identified on both her hand and the area around her mouth. A better look at her face revealed a swollen upper lip and bleeding nose, injuries she claimed to have sustained out of the blue after being approached on a bench and punched in the face by another woman she had no prior history with.

The suspect was hard to reach — the only contact information provided by witnesses was a first name and a Twitter handle.

Upon finally being reached for contact nearly two months later, the suspect claimed to have been acting in self-defense, after the victim made a failed attempt to strike her following an initial exchange of words.

The victim refrained from any further correspondence with the OUPD following the event, seemingly not wishing to pursue prosecution.