The University of Iowa

UIPD issues Crime Alert 16-08

**** Update: This crime was later unfounded after investigation by the Iowa City Police Department.

In the interest of campus safety, we want everyone to be aware that....

On Monday, May 2, 2016, at 11:21 p.m., an individual came to the front desk of the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) to report that he had been assaulted. According to the victim, on Saturday, April 30 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., the victim was in the alleyway of the 200 block of Iowa Avenue when he was approached by an individual and subsequently struck multiple times. According to the victim, he was then struck several more times by multiple subjects while being called racial slurs. The suspects were initially described as being three white males, average height, and approximately nineteen to twenty-two years of age. The ICPD is investigating the matter for the purposes of pursuing criminal charges and have developed suspect information.

This matter remains under active investigation by the ICPD's Investigative unit. In addition, based on information presented by the victim, this case is being investigated as a hate crime. The ICPD is also requesting that if anyone has any information related to this incident, or may have been a witness, to call 319-356-5276.

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You are receiving this information in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees. Read the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety's 2014 Campus Safety and Security Report