The Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office is speaking out after Salisbury University officials announced the identification of a suspect in a string of recent racist vandalism incidents on campus.
Salisbury University Police forwarded the information to the State’s Attorneys Office for potential charges. Late today, the State’s Attorney’s Office told Delmarva News Network “No decision has been made relative to charging an individual in this particular case.”
They also clarified that it is not the law that SUPD or any other law enforcement jurisdiction in Maryland must forward cases to the State’s Attorney for charges. The State’s Attorneys Office said “We welcome the opportunity to provide guidance to the police at all stages of the investigation.”
They continued “We are unable to legally or ethically provide any further information until a person is charged.”
All of this follows two incidents of racist graffiti on SU’s campus in Henson Hall and Fulton Hall, that led to the cancellation of classes last Thursday.