(AP) – A University of Missouri assistant professor is charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests last November.
Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey filed the municipal court complaint Monday against 45-year-old Melissa Click.
The assistant professor of communications confronted a student photographer and a student videographer during the protests, calling for “muscle” to help remove them from the protest area.
That day’s demonstrations came after university system’s president and the Columbia campus’ chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues. The videographer filed a complaint with university police.
Click did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment, and her listed home phone number is not in service.