Dauntarius Williams, 21, who is African-American, admitted to police that he spray-painted his own car with racial slurs and filed a false police report.
Even though his false police report sparked a civil rights investigation by the FBI, Schoen said in a press release Monday he's not going to be charged.
JUST IN: Police say man admits he put racist graffiti on his own car, incident stirred tensions at Kansas State University pic.twitter.com/0fYOj0jcv8— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 6, 2017
As The Wichita Eagle reports:
Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, “was genuinely remorseful and expressed sincere regret” of the negative media attention received as a result of his actions, Riley County Police Department said in a Nov. 6 release.
“While Williams’ mistake had a decidedly negative impact on the community, please recognize that he, like many of us when we were young, is a young man who made a mistake and is now doing his best to own up to it,” department director Brad Schoen said in the release.
"It was just a Halloween prank that got out of hand," Williams said in his defense.
Please read: update to the case involving racist graffiti found on a vehicle in Manhattan last week. pic.twitter.com/Z23xkBHeVv— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) November 6, 2017
Another similar case was dropped earlier this year after a female Muslim University of Michigan student admitted she lied about a "white man" threatening to light her hijab on fire unless she...Read More HERE