Slatic’s statement says he and Asadoorian were on campus to observe the littering that occurred after Super Snack.
However, the investigator notes that Slatic refused to answer any additional questions about the incident, other than to direct the investigator to refer to his statement to the campus resource officer on the day of the incident.
The investigator says he also tried to ask Slatic about statements he had made to GV Wire, including a claim Slatic had made that the student had reached into his backpack as Slatic closed the distance between them. Slatic told the investigator he stood by those comments, the report says. The student denied reaching into his backpack in his statement.
The report includes the investigator’s summary of what Slatic told to the campus resource officer, including that the student had threatened Slatic and Asadoorian as they were walking past him. Slatic also told the campus resource officer that he had grabbed the backpack because the student’s identification would be inside. Slatic said Friday evening that he referred the investigator to his comments to the resource officer because four weeks had elapsed since the incident when he finally sat down with the investigator. The report says Slatic sat down with the investigator at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.
“Any lawyer in the world would tell you that you might say, ‘small dog’ when you mean ‘puppy.’ That’s law school 101,” Slatic said. “But somehow ‘refer to the report’ became ‘Slatic refused to answer.’”
Slatic said his attorney, Charles Manock, is putting together a response to the report that will be released sometime in the next week. He said he does not intend to pursue charges against the district, and has a trustee meeting scheduled with Superintendent Bob Nelson on Monday, but does not intend to discuss the report.