MU Prof Caught on Tape at Protest Pleads Not Guilty
January 26, 2016

AP) – An assistant professor at the University of Missouri has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a campus run-in with student journalists during protests in November.
A spokeswoman for Columbia’s city prosecutor says an attorney for Melissa Click entered the plea on Click’s behalf Tuesday in municipal court. Click’s arraignment was waived. Another court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 16.
The charge was filed Monday. Click had a confrontation with a student photographer and a student videographer on Nov. 9 during protests over what some saw as university leadership’s indifference to racial issues. Click called for “some muscle” to help remove the videographer from the protest area on the Columbia campus.

MU Prof. Faces Charge After Campus Turmoil
January 25, 2016

(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.