Statement on Medford Investigation

Dear Members of the Tufts Community,

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 2, 2013, Tufts University Police responded to the area of College Avenue in Medford to investigate a report that occupants of a motor vehicle had shouted racial slurs at Tufts students. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants, who were not affiliated with the university. The students who reported the incident were interviewed and were offered the services of the university.

The Tufts University Police Department and the City of Medford Police Department are already working together on the investigation. Once the investigation is completed, an update regarding this incident will be provided to the university community.

I know that our university community shares my deep concern over a report such as this, which highlights the importance of our shared commitment to protect members of our community from racism.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco