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More details emerge following alleged use of racial slurs by Mizzou fraternity

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

More details emerge surrounding the alleged use of racial slurs by members of the Mizzou chapter of Delta Upsilon fraternity.

The fraternity has been placed on emergency suspension.

According to the police report, the incident began just before midnight on Tuesday when two women from the League of Black Collegians approached and officer and pointed out someone in a group walking nearby and said that person had called them the "N" word.

When the officer confronted the group, which the women said seemed drunk, it was in front of the Delta Upsilon house. 

At that time, officers observed an altercation inside the house and a group of students outside the house said they heard racial slurs from those arguing inside the house. 

When questioned, members of both parties said racial slurs were used towards them.

As police attempted to disperse the crowd, the LBC alleges one officer used excessive verbal force and put his hand on his gun while dealing with an LBC member. According to the report, at least four Mizzou police officers were wearing body cameras that were turned on when the incident occurred.

Eight students, two of who are black and six of whom are white, were identified by police as subjects involved in the incident. All student names were redacted from the five-page report now that the incident is under investigation by Mizzou's Title IX and Student Conduct offices.

The university says the fraternity cannot use university facilities or participate in campus activities such as homecoming and other social events during the suspension. The University of Missouri System said more time was needed to process a records request for about five hours of video footage.

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