NATION : Yale Gays Protest Police Clash

From Times Wire Services

Yale University President Benno C. Schmidt Jr. said officials will investigate a weekend clash between homosexuals and campus police but homosexual activists said his response is inadequate.

The confrontation and arrest of nine people Friday night at a conference for homosexuals "is a serious matter which demands careful and thorough review," Schmidt said in a statement released late Monday.

He said a "thorough investigation of the entire incident" was being conducted by campus Police Chief Louis Cappiello. Schmidt also announced that an ad hoc committee will be formed "to determine whether Yale's policies on expression of freedom were violated."

But homosexual activists said Schmidt's statement failed to respond to demands that the charges against the nine arrested be dropped and that campus police involved be disciplined.

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