Police Say Girl Lied About Racism Charges
WEST BEND – It’s either vicious, racist harassment, or a complete fabrication of the worst kind.
Police say it’s the latter.
West Bend’s chief of police said they conducted an exhaustive investigation, over 100 hours, to try to figure out what was true and what was not true in Darshane Morgan’s story.
Morgan claims she has been the target of racism at West Bend East High School. The 15-year-old said she’s been pushed down the stairs, had eggs thrown at her and has been called racial slurs.
Police arrested Morgan at her grandmother’s home Monday afternoon. They later booked her at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police want the district attorney to charge her with obstructing an officer for lying to investigators.
The police chief said the investigation proves Morgan made the whole story up.
Chief Ken Meuler said none of it is true, and as proof, Meuler said they have surveillance video from inside the school, and they also conducted interviews with other students and teachers at the school.
Meuler said Morgan’s story never added up.
“I do not believe that any of the accusations that she made on the five dates that she complained to us that we have any supporting evidence, and, on the contrary, we have evidence to show that things didn’t happen, and so, yes, I believe that it’s one lie, and then she continued to lie after that” Meular said.
Meuler said charges are necessary to prove to others that lying to police is against the law.
Morgan was in court with her mom Tuesday. The D.A. has two days to decide whether to charge her. But her lawyer, Kevin Keane, said she's sticking to her story. "She knows she's telling the truth and she's not worried about it," Keane said.
TODAY’S TMJ4’s Ty Milburn spoke with Morgan’s mom Tuesday afternoon. She believes police and school officials are lying and believes they are railroading her daughter.
Morgan withdrew from West Bend East High School last Friday.