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Published March 1, 2024

BREAKING: Bailey Hall Sept. bathroom incident update

The University of Minnesota Police Department has concluded their investigation into the Bailey Hall incident. The investigations into incidents of indecent conduct in two other bathrooms in September remain ongoing.
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The first two September incidents occurred at Smith and Middlebrook halls. A third incident in September took place at Bailey Hall, the investigation of which has just been closed.

A SAFE-U alert was released on Sept. 23 indicating a suspect attempted to look at a resident in a Bailey Hall bathroom stall. Bailey Hall is the only residential hall on the St. Paul campus. 

The University released new information on Friday stating the University of Minnesota Police Department concluded its investigation of the Bailey Hall bathroom incident. 

“After reviewing video surveillance, identifying involved parties and conducting interviews, UMPD determined that the incident was a misunderstanding and no indecent conduct or code of conduct violation occurred,” according to the update. 

The incident at Bailey Hall was one of the three recent bathroom incidents on campus. Two additional incidents occurred at Middlebrook and Smith halls on Sept. 9 and Sept. 15 respectively. 

The Middlebrook Hall incident involved a suspect looking at someone in the shower. The victim in the Smith Hall incident reported the suspect took a picture of them with a cell phone under the stall partition, both according to SAFE-U alerts. 

Both the Middlebrook and Smith incidents remain under investigation.

Some students initially reported feeling unsafe after these incidents as the University continues to push for more campus safety. 

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