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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Andrew Meyer, the UF student who was Tasered and arrested by University Police Department officers Monday, was released from jail about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Meyer, a telecommunication senior, spent the night in jail but was in good spirits, said Robert Griscti, his attorney.

Griscti said Meyer and his family are very surprised at the UPD officers' actions and do not think Taser use was appropriate.

He said UPD has not attempted to communicate with the family.

Meyer left jail around noon with his parents and attorney.

UPD released an offense report Tuesday revealing details of Meyer's arrest.

According to Officer Nicole Lynn Mallo's account, Meyer told UPD officers: "I am not mad at you guys, you didn't do anything wrong, you were just trying to do your job."

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, UF President Bernie Machen said he had not talked to Meyer or his family.

But he said he would be willing if they wanted to.

Machen announced UF will ask the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to conduct an investigation of the appropriateness of Taser use.

Two officers, Eddie King and Mallo, have been placed on paid administrative leave.

Alligator Staff Writer Andrew Tan contributed to this report.

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