New Details Emerge in Alleged Altercation At ISU

Published 04/17 2014 05:49PM

Updated 04/17 2014 06:01PM

NORMAL - We're learning more about the altercation between the former Illinois State University president and a groundskeeper.

In February, former ISU groundskeeper R. Patrick Murphy filed a police report against then ISU president, Timothy Flanagan.

Murphy alleged Flanagan yelled insults and spat in his face while working at the president's home.

Records show president Flanagan went to police after Murphy filed his report. Flanagan told ISU police he did yell at an employee when he shouldn't have.

He also stated he was aware employers shouldn't speak to employees that way, but Flanagan said he didn't spit on or hit Murphy. He then said he was getting a lawyer.

Flanagan resigned last month. He's facing one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the incident and will appear in court April 23.

Murphy was let go from ISU after the alleged altercation. He is trying to get his job back.

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