The fight involving two Western students that took place outside of Blum Union Nov. 4, 2015 resulted in a university suspension and a university probation. The altercation received scrutiny from Western students after what many considered to be an unnecessary use of a stun gun by a police officer during the altercation.
On Nov. 11, 2015, The Griffon News provided a detailed review of the case and witness perspectives. The two students involved in the fight were labeled “the individual in white” and “the individual in yellow” in order to maintain the potential innocence of the students, since, at the time, they had not gone through the legal process of guilt.
The individual in white, Terrence Malcolm McKelvy, was charged with “fighting or riotous conduct to endanger another” and “assault of a law enforcement officer” after he had made contact with Western Police Chief Yvonne Meyer. He was sanctioned with university suspension, effective until Aug. 1, 2017.
The individual in yellow, Cordale William Cox, was only charged with “fighting or riotous conduct to endanger another” and was sanctioned with university probation, effective until Dec. 31, 2016.
According to Missouri Case.net, the state’s automated case management system, neither McKelvy nor Cox were criminally charged through Buchanan County for their involvement in the altercation.
Both McKelvy and Cox were contacted, but refused to reply.
Police Chief Yvonne Meyer was also contacted, but refused to reply.