The way the police at Rice University enforce the law on campus could change thanks to a lawsuit stemming from an arrest that is now challenging the department's authority.
The lawsuit entails a man's 2009 arrest for DWI and a felony for evading arrest in a motor vehicle... all charges that were eventually dropped by the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
"These were violations against my civil rights," said Rasheed Refaey. "I did nothing wrong."
Refaey said he was out with friends for an evening of dinner and dancing one night in July of 2009. Refaey also said before heading home, he followed his girlfriend to the Medical Center Marriot on Dryden to drop off friends.
Refaey said he and his girlfriend parked their cars along the curb. Refaey said after his girlfriend escorted her friends into the hotel she walked back to his car to give him a kiss goodnight. Refaey said at that point he noticed a Rice University police SUV pulled in behind their cars.
"We didn't understand what he was doing or why," said Refaey.
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