Just days after news broke about the brutal beating of 25-year-old Brandon Calloway, members of his fraternity have released a public statement. According to the official website of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the organization’s General President, Dr. Willis L. Lonzer reached out to Calloway within 24 hours of the incident. They’ve transparently stated that while they don’t know all of the facts, they stand with their frat brother and his family.
As previously reported, Calloway was arrested in his home last week in Oakland, Tennessee for a series of alleged traffic violations. According to a police affidavit, Calloway drove through a stop sign, driving 30 mph in a 20 mph zone, and when he did not stop, a chase ensued that led officers to his front door. Upon arrival, the 25 year old apparently ran into the house where he attempted to lock himself in a room. This tragically resulted in the officers kicking down the door, then proceeding to tase and beat Calloway with a baton.
Footage of the incident, originally recorded by someone inside of the home, has since gone viral. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is now demanding an investigation.
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SOURCE: The Root, Alexandra Jane