Update on Investigation of Reported Incidents from January 19

January 30, 2024

The Department of Public Safety is providing an update on the incidents reported in connection with the January 19 protest. This follows updates on January 21 and January 22 from the interim provost.

The New York Police Department investigation is ongoing. NYPD and Columbia continue to seek the community’s support in reporting any relevant information as NYPD’s investigation continues. We urge those who have information to contact the NYPD 26th Precinct at 212-678-1311 (or Detective Squad at 212-679-1351) or Daniel Ayala, the Department of Public Safety’s interim director of investigations, at [email protected] or 212-854-2634. We are grateful to the members of our community who have come forward already.

We want to emphasize that the University will not take any retaliatory action against any participant in the January 19 protest who reports information to the NYPD to assist in their investigation. Our priority is assisting the NYPD in tracking down the facts and taking action as necessary. To this end, reporting all available facts and evidence is essential.