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UMPD Investigating Hate Bias Incident at Technology Advancement Program (TAP) Building

On September 26, 2018, at approximately 1:16 p.m., UMPD responded to the Technology Advancement Program (TAP) building for a hate bias incident. An employee reported to police that they found a phrase that involves offensive language against the African American community written in pencil on the men’s bathroom stall wall. It is unknown as to how long the phrase has been there for.

A picture was taken of the writing and it was removed. The property was not damaged.

A detective has been assigned to investigate this incident and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion was notified.