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New video shows MU professor Click allegedly cursing at, confronting officers

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A University of Missouri professor Melissa Click at a homecoming parade (Credit: Columbia Missourian / YouTube) A University of Missouri professor Melissa Click at a homecoming parade (Credit: Columbia Missourian / YouTube)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A video of University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click confronting police officers during the school’s homecoming parade has surfaced.

In the video, Click is allegedly seen confronting Columbia police officers who were trying to remove protesters that were blocking the parade route. The footage, which was captured on the body cameras of two officers, allegedly shows Click shouting obscenities at police.

Interim University of Missouri Chancellor Hank Foley released the following statement:

“Last night, like many in our community, I watched newly released footage of Dr. Melissa Click directing a verbal assault against members of the Columbia Police Department during the homecoming parade in October 2015.  Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way. Her actions caught on camera last October, are just another example of a pattern of misconduct by Dr. Click—most notably, her assault on one of our students while seeking  ‘muscle’ during a highly volatile situation on Carnahan Quadrangle in November. We must have high expectations of members of our community, and I will address these new revelations with the Board of Curators as they work to complete their own review of the matter.”

Click was suspended after “calling for some muscle” to remove a student photographer who was taking pictures of protests on the Mizzou campus.

Click was charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with the incident with the photographer, but later reached a deal with prosecutors.

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