9 fraternity members arrested in Louisiana for hazing crimes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes in a toughened approach to such incidents after the death of a pledge in a fraternity drinking ritual.

The men arrested Thursday, ranging from ages 19 to 23, were members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Their charges range from misdemeanor hazing to felony second-degree battery and false imprisonment.

DKE’s national organization closed LSU’s century-old chapter last month, saying members violated the organization’s alcohol and hazing policies. LSU said the hazing allegedly happened last fall, and “does not belong at LSU.”

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This story has been corrected to show the arrests happened Thursday, not Wednesday.

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