CRIME

Photo of Harry Malik Robertson, the suspect in the fatal stabbing of Gerald Williams

Former MSU student arrested in February stabbing death

by The MSU Spokesman StaffBaltimore City police arrested a former Morgan State University student Thursday in connection with the Feb. 1 stabbing of Gerald Williams, charging Harry Malik Robertson with first and second-degree murder. Robertson, a Suitland High School graduate, is expected to face a bail hearing Friday. According to Morgan spokesperson Larry Jones, his last known enrollment at Morgan was in the fall semester of 2014. After his one known semester at Morgan, Robertson, 20, from Bowie transferred to Coppin State University. Coppin Director of Public Safety Leonard Hamm said Robertson was dismissed from the school following a room […]

by · March 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS
Suspect arrested and charged in death of Gerald Williams

Suspect arrested and charged in death of Gerald Williams

by The MSU Spokesman StaffBaltimore City Police  announced the arrest of suspect in the stabbing death of Gerald Williams who died two months ago on Feb. 1st. Harry Malik Robertson, 20, of Bowie, was arrested in Prince George’s County without incident, Thursday morning. Robertson was charged with 1st and 2nd degree murder and a related weapons charge.   According to Larry Jones, a Morgan Spokesman, Robertson attended Morgan for one semester in fall 2014. Jones said Robertson was not enrolled before or after that semester. It was not immediately made clear why Robertson wasn’t still enrolled. According to Leonard Hamm, Coppin […]

by · March 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS

Morgan State police vote “no confidence” on MSUPD chief

by The MSU Spokesman StaffThe labor union that represents campus police officers has taken a vote of no confidence in Chief Lance Hatcher, alleging that his management style has fostered “an atmosphere of hostility, retaliation, and unethical behavior.” In a letter posted to its Facebook page Monday, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #142 listed a series of concerns with Hatcher’s leadership, contending that morale in the department is at “an all-time low.” As a result, the letter says, the campus police department’s ability to “provide adequate services for the students and faculty of Morgan State” has been affected. “His […]

by · February 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS

Administration tackles increased security concerns

by Benjamin McKnight III, Editor-In-ChiefFollowing the death of a Morgan State student, Morgan State president released a list of new efforts to improve campus safety in the Morgan community. A detailed email from president David Wilson on Friday evening highlighted new security measures in Morgan View, where junior Gerald Williams died from stab wounds during an altercation on Feb. 1. Those plans included the construction of a guard booth at the entrance of the complex to control traffic to and from. According to Wilson, “there will be a temporary structure that will be on the property starting February 18” as […]

by · February 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME
Fatal stabbing at Morgan View

Fatal stabbing at Morgan View

Benjamin McKnight, III Editor-In-ChiefA Morgan State student was stabbed on the sidewalk outside building 1530 in Morgan View, Monday night, and later died of his injuries. The identity of the victim Gerald Williams, 20, of Bowie, was confirmed Tuesday by Morgan President David Wilson. Wilson called the killing of Williams, a junior multiplatform production major, “senseless.” Williams was a distant relative of Frances Murphy Draper, vice chair of the university’s Board of Regents. According to a Facebook post from the Baltimore Police Department, the officers arrived to find Williams by the side entrance of building 1530, located in the 1500 […]

by · February 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, CRIME, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS