Greater than 100 school members at California State College at Lengthy Seashore have signed a letter backing Steven Osuna, a Latino affiliate professor of sociology, who has accused the campus police of racial profiling.
Osuna mentioned campus police refused to let him again into his personal workplace when he by chance locked himself out of it. The officer mentioned he was following campus coverage. "[N]umerous white CSULB school members have shared that campus police have opened their workplace doorways, in some instances with out ever asking for identification," the letter mentioned.
The letter additionally mentioned, "it’s equally vital to notice that Dr. Osuna is an internationally famend scholar, a extremely adorned instructor, and a profitable mentor of CSU college students with experience within the areas of essential criminology, racism, policing, and criminalization."
The Statewide College Police Affiliation, which represents officers at Cal State, despatched a letter to the college's Board of Trustees, accusing Osuna of misrepresenting what had occurred, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Osuna tweeted in response: "The Statewide College Police Affiliation (SUPA) is saying I must be investigated for 'dishonesty and malicious intent' for talking up in opposition to racial profiling. That is clear intimidation and an try and silence my union and I."