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Witte resident faces felony charges for attacking police officer

A UW-Madison freshman attacked a university police officer as they escorted him out of Witte residence hall following reports.

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The UW-Madison student who assaulted a university police officer in Witte Residence Hall earlier this week now faces two felony charges. 

UW-Madison freshman Logan Mitchell could be charged with battery to an officer after he struck a UW-Madison Police Department officer in the face during an altercation early Sunday morning, causing him significant bodily harm. Mitchell also faces a misdemeanor for resisting an officer. 

Despite the charges, Mitchell is still enrolled at the university, UW-Madison Director of News and Media Relations Meredith McGlone said. He is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on April 2. 

Mitchell attacked the officers after they responded to a report that he was urinating in a Witte hallway around 1:15 a.m. When UWPD arrived, Mitchell became physically aggressive before he was eventually arrested and forcibly removed from the residence hall. 

Injured officers were treated at an area hospital following the incident, UWPD Communications Director Marc Lovicott said. 

A video of the altercation was posted to the “Badgerbarstool” Instagram page, where it was viewed by more than 5,000 people. 

McGlone said under federal privacy laws, the university is not able to speak on specific student-involved incidents. She emphasized UW-Madison is “dedicated to promoting the safety of the campus community while also providing due process for accused students.” 

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