Bennett grad found not guilty of resisting an officer, assault

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Sebastian Village Apartments

Sebastian Village Apartments

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Bennett College graduate who alleged that police used excessive force after responding to a noise complaint in April, was found not guilty on two misdemeanor counts of assault and resisting an officer, according to The News and Record.

Ashley Buchanan was charged with assaulting a government official and resisting an officer. She was one of four women arrested during a graduation party at Sebastian Village in April.

Buchanan alleged that she was handcuffed and received a carpet burn to the forehead and a cut to the nose.

The four women arrested filed complaints alleging unlawful arrest, excessive use of force, use of profanity and general conduct violation.

One officer was fired because of the incident and another suspended for one day. Six other officers who responded to the apartments were not punished.

Read more: The News and Record