ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - Elizabeth City Police have cleared several cases after it was discovered that more than 100 crimes on the campus of Elizabeth City State University were never investigated.
Kesha Williams with Elizabeth City State University said 60 of the 125 cases were investigated and cleared by the Elizabeth City Police Department. Of the 60, eight ended in an arrest, 31 closed after all leads were exhausted, 14 closed when the victim refused to prosecute, one closed because allegations were unfounded and six are inactive pending further information.
Details on the eight arrests have not been released at this time.
The university is required to send the federal government crime statistics, but there were crimes omitted from a report. The school reported zero sexual assaults between 2007 and 2011, however, Elizabeth City Police told WAVY.com there were actually 18.
ECSU Police Chief Sam Beamon was placed on administrative leave on April 25 stemming from the campus' handling of a sexual assault complaint. He later resigned. WAVY.com learned four campus officers are also off the job due to the ongoing investigation.
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