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Police reopen investigation into Virginia Tech fraternity

Alpha Phi Alpha was banned from Virginia Tech. (Source: NBC12) Alpha Phi Alpha was banned from Virginia Tech. (Source: NBC12)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Blacksburg police have reopened an investigation into hazing allegations against Virginia Tech's first black Greek organization.

Citing emails obtained through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/28IofgG) reports the university failed to notify the county prosecutor - as required by state law - of its findings involving the Theta Iota chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for two months.

The fraternity was banned from campus for 10 years for abusive conduct and hazing after Tech completed its own investigation in April.

A pledge told the national fraternity he was repeatedly beaten in January. Five other pledges backed his statement.

University spokesman Mark Owczarski says in a statement that Blacksburg police had already investigated and closed the case by the time the school had conducted its own hearings.

Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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