(CAMPUS REFORM) — A secret recording of a City of Auburn Police Division meeting reveals an officer calling Auburn University students “idiots” and celebrating a number of “good arrests” the department made on campus last year.
Lieutenant Matthew Coffey can be heard in a secret recording calling students a “group of idiots.”
“We have a whole new group of idiots that come here every fall,” said Lieutenant Matthew Coffey, a City of Auburn Division police officer, on the recording, which was obtained by Campus Reform late last month.
“[W]e need to stay on em, you know, learn em quick, learn em early,” Coffey continued.
“You know a lot of this stuff they are out here doing ain’t gonna be tolerated,” he said. “Going out getting drunk and doing stupid stuff, walking around carrying a beer. There’s gonna be consequences to it and we are that consequence.”