ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Members of the University at Albany community, political activists and city leaders held a private meeting to view video from the UAlbany and CDTA incident over the weekend.
But she said it was hard to tell who the people were because the people were sitting and standing and crowded around.
On Saturday, the university president put out a statement saying three students “stated racial slurs were used by perpetrators whom they described as a group of 10 to 12 white males and females.”
“We haven’t heard – at least I haven’t heard – any racial slurs,” Green said.
Green also said it was difficult to tell who initiated the fight. But she also said she saw people in the video who tried to break up the fight.
“Some people are trying to break up stuff, but I didn’t see, for instance, any white males attack anybody,” she said.
One thing did stand out to her, however.
“One woman jumped up,” she said. “I don’t know why she jumped up.
She said the bus was so crowded she couldn’t say exactly who it was.
Soares said his decision to show the video had more to do with calming tension.
“We felt it was necessary given our observation of social media and the threats that were going on,” he said.
Soares said it’s too early to come to any conclusions if anyone will face criminal charges.