Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
News

University Police Goofed Before Confederate Statue Toppled

A photo take on December 2, 2018 shows barricades surrounding the pedestal where the Silent Sam statue once stood.
Alex Kolyer
/
For WUNC
A photo take on December 2, 2018 shows barricades surrounding the pedestal where the Silent Sam statue once stood.

An investigation finds police and administrators at North Carolina's flagship public university were unprepared for demonstrators who tore down a campus Confederate memorial, but likely didn't conspire on the statue's removal.Those are some of the findings released Friday from a report prepared for the statewide university system's governors.

The investigation by outside attorneys says the protesters condemning the statue on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus as a racist symbol were better-organized and prepared than police anticipated. The law firm says it didn't find evidence of a conspiracy among police, administrators, and demonstrators to topple the statue last August.

Campus Chancellor Carol Folt's last day was Thursday after she unilaterally ordered the removal of the Confederate soldier statue's stone base last month.

Related Stories
More Stories