Missouri chancellor, curators to confer over new Melissa Click video

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The interim chancellor of the University of Missouri says another videotaped interaction shows “appalling” behavior from an assistant professor who was suspended for run-ins with student journalists during university protests last year.

Melissa Click was suspended after she was videotaped in November calling for “some muscle” to remove a student videographer from a university protest. The protests were spurred by what activists said was administrators’ indifference to racial issues.

The Columbia Missourian reports that police body camera footage from the October homecoming parade shows Click telling police to get their hands off students and cursing at an officer who grabbed her shoulder.

University Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said Sunday he and curators will review Click’s behavior in the new video, which he says shows a “pattern of misconduct.”