If I may be so bold, I have an idea for a new class to be taught at UVA School of Law. It would be called “Use Your Words,” and it would go over the proper way for lawyers and law students to address police officers.
I’d teach the class at 2:00 a.m. That way the students could get in the habit of addressing people with respect even while they are intoxicated.
They could use the training. A couple of years ago, a UVA law student found herself accused of spitting on the police after a night of drinking (although the charges were ultimately dropped). More recently, a UVA Law alum and DLA Piper partner, Laura Flippin, did use her words about her own intoxication — she just allegedly didn’t use truthful ones, while under oath.
Today, we’ve got another UVA law student who allegedly didn’t use her words with the police; instead, she used her phone. No, not in the way you’re thinking….
The report on WVIR in Virginia is a little bit sparse, but it gets the allegations across:
A woman is facing an assault and battery charge after investigators say she threw her cellphone at a police officer…
Police say [Megan] Kayo was intoxicated and when an officer tried to help her, she threw the phone. The officer is OK.
Turns out that Kayo, 24, is a law student at UVA Law. In fact, she was actually a peer advisor as a 2L. Check out her profile:
Was it a Hattori Hanzo cell phone?
We reached out to Kayo about the allegations, but she did not respond to our request for comment.
Then again, if this situation is representative of her texting skills, I’d hate to be on the receiving end of one of her emails.