ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Officials say three University at Albany students will be arrested and charged in connection to an alleged racial attack on a CDTA bus.
Police said three young women claimed to have been the victims of a racial attack on a CDTA bus on January 30. The students claimed racial slurs were said, and they were physically attacked by about a dozen white students.
However, police said evidence indicated the young women were the aggressors in the physical altercation, and they continued to assault a victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them.
The defendants will face the following charges:
Ariel Agudio, 20, of Huntington, N.Y.: Assault in the Third Degree, Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree, Attempted Assault in the Third Degree, Attempted Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree.
Alexis Briggs, 20, of Elmira Heights, N.Y.: Assault in the Third degree.
Asha Burwell, 20, of Huntington Station, N.Y.: Assault in the Third Degree, Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree.
All three women were given appearance tickets to appear for arraignment at Albany County Court on Monday, February 29.
Security video from inside the bus was released on Thursday:
Below are the 911 calls made by Burwell and Agudio. WARNING: Some contain derogatory language and racial slurs.