Lt. Gov. Kinder calls for University investigate staff shown in protest video
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Lt. Gov. Kinder calls for University investigate staff shown in protest video

Date: November 10, 2015
By: Melissa Zygowicz
State Capitol Bureau

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Lt. Governor Peter Kinder said he wants the University of Missouri to investigate the two university employees who blocked a student reporter during public protests.
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Wrap: The lieutenant governor said if he was in a position of power at the University of Missouri, he would investigate the circumstances surrounding two staff members who tried to stop a news photographer from doing his job.

The video was filmed after the resignation of UM System President Tim Wolfe.

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Description: "I would immediately, today, begin an investigation. I would have the appropriate authorities at the school call them in and ask them to explain themselves. The video speaks for itself very loudly."

The video shows MU Greek Life Director Janna Basler shouting at a student photographer to leave the protests.

Assistant director of communication Melissa Click is also seen in the video asking for back up to force reporters off the grounds.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.

 

 

Intro: 
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder said he would take immediate action against the two University of Missouri employees who blocked a student reporter during public protests if he were in a position of power at the school.
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Wrap: The lieutenant governor said he wants the University of Missouri to investigate and take appropriate action against the two staff members seen trying to stop a reporter from taking photos during public protests.

Kinder said the video speaks for itself very loudly.

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Description: "Disciplinary action must be considered and if I were in the line of authority at the university I would consider disciplinary action."

The video shows MU Greek Life Director Janna Basler shouting at a student photographer to leave the protests.

Assistant director of communication Melissa Click is also seen in the video asking for back up to force reporters off the grounds.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Melissa Zygowicz.


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