Tackling U.S. Mail, 'Rogue' Police

At Council on Wednesday, October 11, President Judith Rodin announced the formation of a team under Business Services to follow up with U.S. Postal Service officials on indications that theft of students' mail is occurring at the U.S. Post Office, and to come up with a strategy by the end of the semester.

She also confirmed reports that the new head of the University Police, Tom Seamon, has dismissed one officer and suspended two others in two incidents involving off-hours activities as private security guards for a 38th-Street nightspot. The officer fired has been arrested by the city police and is charged with aggravated assault on a Drexel alumnus outside the nightclub; the other incident reportedly involved a homeless person. Dr. Rodin commended Mr. Seamon's "tough decision the first week on the job" and expressed her confidence in the University's police force and her "strong belief that these are rogue cops."