A new video featuring University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click has emerged on the internet showing her in a confrontation with Columbia Police during last fall’s homecoming parade.
During the parade on October 10, members of Concerned Student 1950 stood in front of former UM System President Tim Wolfe’s car blocking him from moving forward.
After several minutes of protest, community members begin to stand in support with Concerned Student 1950, including Click.
In newly surfaced police body camera video, Click can be seen stepping between officers and members of Concerned Student 1950 while yelling at officers.
A few weeks ago, ABC 17 News requested any police reports from the department involving Melissa Click. The records department informed ABC 17 News there were no arrests reports involving Click from the homecoming parade.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley released a statement regarding the video Sunday evening.
“Last night, like many in our community, I watched newly released footage of Dr. Melissa Click directing a verbal assault against members of the Columbia Police Department during the homecoming parade in October 2015. Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way. Her actions caught on camera last October, are just another example of a pattern of misconduct by Dr. Click—most notably, her assault on one of our students while seeking ‘muscle’ during a highly volatile situation on Carnahan Quadrangle in November. We must have high expectations of members of our community, and I will address these new revelations with the Board of Curators as they work to complete their own review of the matter.”
Columbia Police on Monday released the body camera video to the public. Warning to our viewers: this video contains profanity.