Charges dropped against ULV spikers

by Christine Owen
Editor in Chief

Battery charges against sophomores Amy Smith and Adrian Pearson were dropped on Oct. 31 by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Charges had been filed by the La Verne Police Department resulting from a Sept. 30 on-campus physical altercation.

“The D.A. indicated that there were conflicting statements in the case that would make it difficult to prosecute,” said Lt. Scott Pickwith of the La Verne Police Department.

As a result of the Sept. 30 incident, Smith had been suspended from the University of La Verne women’s volleyball team from Oct. 1-15 while Pearson was suspended for two games.

Smith said she disagreed with it and “it was very difficult [to accept] because it wasn’t a volleyball issue.”

Smith said that she feels relieved about the charges being dismissed and that she and her teammates are looking forward to getting back to the business of playing volleyball.

“We’ve gotten through this,”she said. “Thanks to everyone who believed in us.”

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