Auburn University student charged with assaulting police officer

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An Auburn University football player has been charged with assault and battery after he was arrested and detained for allegedly assaulting an officer.

Alex L. K. Williams, 19, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on the felony charge of assault and misdemeanor charges of battery.

He is scheduled for a court appearance in the fall.

Kamala Williams, 18, is accused of assaulting an Auburn police officer at a hotel on Sept. 22.

A video posted to Twitter by a bystander shows the incident unfolding.

The Auburn University Football Team released a statement Monday night on the incident:”The University of Alabama and Auburn University community is saddened to learn of the tragic incident that occurred last night at a local hotel.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the victim and her family and we ask for privacy as we grieve her loss.

We are working closely with the Auburn Police Department and the Alabamian National Guard to determine the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident and to support the officer’s and his family during this time of grief.”

The Alabaman National Guard issued a statement Tuesday evening:”Auburn University will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. to discuss this situation and other related matters.

Please join us.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this difficult time.”

Williams and K.K. were roommates at Auburn’s Alabama Agricultural College.

The Associated Press could not independently confirm Williams was roommates with K.

Williams, who plays football for Auburn’s baseball team.

Aubryans state attorney, James Anderson, said Monday that the arrest is being handled by the state attorney’s office.

He declined to say what type of charges could be brought against the players.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has said K.L.

Williams was suspended indefinitely in October after a video surfaced of him punching a fellow student.

The player and the student had an altercation at the school’s sports complex in March.

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