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Arrested TSU Faculty Member Plans To File Lawsuit

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- There could be more fallout for Tennessee State University following the arrest of a high-ranking faculty member.

Faculty Senate Jane Davis said she plans to sue interim president Portia Shields and other university officials. Davis was arrested and led away in handcuffs last week, after Shields said she became disruptive during a meeting.

"She continued being disruptive and very confrontational. Campus police were then called and Dr. Davis was arrested, after again being asked by the police officers to vacate the room," said Rick DelaHaya, TSU Director of Media Relations.

Davis says her arrest for disorderly conduct was a direct retaliation for her role in bringing allegations of grade fixing to light and once the criminal charges against her are resolved, she plans on filing a lawsuit.

Meanwhile, the Tennessee Board of Regents has investigated but found no signs of grade fixing at TSU. Dr. Portia Shields was brought to TSU in January of 2011 to help turn around the troubled University.

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