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.
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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.