December 4, 2017
The SMU Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying five persons of interest who may have information regarding fliers that were posted outside campus buildings, as well as a banner and flier that were hung near the lacrosse field.
An outside group identifying itself as “Texas Vanguard” has claimed responsibility for posting the signs. The signs were not authorized by SMU and have been removed, and SMU Police are conducting an investigation. This group has targeted other universities in Texas with its abhorrent messages.
Surveillance video at Park Cities Plaza shows five individuals exiting a dark-colored full-sized pickup truck about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Two individuals later are seen carrying a banner about 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the individuals shown below, the pickup or the fliers is asked to contact SMU Police at 214-768-3333.
Information also may be reported anonymously through the SMU Police Department’s Silent Witness Program by calling 214-SMU-2TIP or online at http://www.smu.edu/2TIP.
Please see SMU President R. Gerald Turner's statement on the fliers.