Tallahassee police close 2 FAMU hazing cases

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Tallahassee Police Department is closing two hazing investigations involving organizations at Florida A&M University.

The department announced Friday that it was asked to look into two hazing incidents by FAMU authorities. But investigators concluded that neither incident met legal definitions for criminal hazing.

One case involved a business fraternity accused of alleged verbal abuse of prospective members. Interim University President Larry Robinson suspended Alpha Kappa Psi for the incident.

Police also said they investigated an incident involving the G-Phi Step Team, where it was alleged members held late night and extended practices that resulted in sleep deprivation.

FAMU has toughened its anti-hazing policies in the wake of the hazing death last year of a drum major in Florida A&M's famed Marching 100 band.

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