Acting ARC Student President detained by police, not allowed back on campus


Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

(Last update on Nov. 7 at 9:19 pm)


American River College acting Associated Student Body President Jorge Riley was detained by police and ticketed for public intoxication yesterday.

In a phone interview, Riley spoke with The Current about the detainment, claiming the police were making “outlandish statements” by accusing him of drinking before a meeting with Vice President of Student Services, Pam Walker.

“(The police) did not give me a breathalyzer or field sobriety test,” said Riley. “They dragged me across campus in handcuffs.”

The acting president was written a ticket before being released back onto campus yesterday and is not allowed to return until campus police receive approval from administration.

The scheduled ASB meeting today began with confusion as student officers speculated about Riley, unsure of how to proceed. The meeting began late with Club and Events Board President Jeremy Diefenbacher leading.

The Current will continue reporting on the story as more develops.