Officials from Washington State University met with the Pullman Chief of Police on Thursday morning to discuss recent events involving WSU students and local law enforcement.
This meeting came after WSU head football coach Mike Leach said on Tuesday that “The system has to be checked if with the number of people involved in these incidents the only ones accused are football players.”
Leach's comments come on the heels of the arrest of linebacker Logan Tago. Tago is suspected of robbery and assault during an incident in June. Tago's is the third incident in as many months involving WSU football players accused of assault.
WSU President Kirk Schulz, Director of Athletics Bill Moos and Pullman Chief of Police Gary Jenkins met to discuss their thoughts on recent student-athlete arrests as well as to “gain a better understanding of [police] processes and procedures,” as Moos put it.
While specifics of the meeting weren't released to the media, Moos said “I am encouraged as we move forward that we will continue to have an open line of communication and allow the full legal process to play out to ensure fairness is given to all involved.”
“This discussion gave us the opportunity to foster the positive relationship that already exists and will continue,” Chief Jenkins said.