Duquesne Police

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

BREAKING: Police investigating Brottier death

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief UPDATE 10/05/18 11:20 a.m.: In a statement to the Duquesne community, President Gormley said he felt “great sadness” in reporting the death of Marquis Brown, a Duquesne University football player and junior in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.  Brown was from the Washington D.C. area and was listed as a running […]

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/29/2018 On Sept. 29, a Duquesne University crime alert email informed students of a reported sexual assault that occurred on campus over the night of Sept. 28. A female Duquesne student walked into the Duquesne University police station on Sept. 29 at 4:26 p.m. to report the alleged assault, according to the […]

BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/03/2018 The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sexual Assault Unit is investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred to a Duquesne student in the morning hours of Labor Day, according to a campus-wide crime alert email. At 9:44 a.m. on Sept. 3, Duquesne University Police responded to a report that a female […]

BREAKING: Duquesne Public Safety apprehends Gumberg suspect

BREAKING: Duquesne Public Safety apprehends Gumberg suspect

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 07/25/2018 On July 25, Duquesne University Public Safety announced in an email alert that they have apprehended a suspect after a female student reported a man allegedly fondling himself in Gumberg Library yesterday evening. The announcement followed an earlier email alert on July 25 publicizing the incident. The crime alert email […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

Pittsburgh begins installing new security features

Pittsburgh begins installing new security features

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer Shootings, robberies and suitcases left in tunnels. The one thing those all have in common is that in the past year they have happened around Duquesne University’s campus. While many of these events did not directly impact students, the potential harm it could cause to students is pertinent to student […]

Duquesne police should consider body cameras

Duquesne police should consider body cameras

By: Duke Staff Earlier this month, Point Park University began mandating that its campus police officers wear body cameras while on patrol. This makes Point Park the first college in Pennsylvania to adopt such a policy. In the official announcement of this change, the university cited several reasons for the change, including people acting less […]

Fake IDs on the rise with students

Fake IDs on the rise with students

  By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne police officers are seeing an increase in the number of students who carry fake ID’s and the Department of Public safety is trying to increase enforcement and raise awareness of the consequences of getting caught with phony identification. Duquesne’s Assistant Chief of Police Michael Sippey said […]

Campus thieves remain at large

Campus thieves remain at large

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor Duquesne police are still searching for two different suspects in purse thefts that occurred on campus during the last week. According to Assistant Police Chief Mike Sippey, an unidentified male walked into Mellon Hall on Oct. 9 after 3:15 p.m. and attempted to “blend in” with passersby by “engaging […]

Campus crusades against assault

Campus crusades against assault

Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor Several Duquesne organizations are coming together to participate in National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting on-campus informational lectures and other educational events. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women report being raped at some time in their lives. Of those victims, nearly […]