SBO President Shaw faces impeachment

Screen Shot 2013-05-02 at 7.51.07 PMAfter senior health science major and Student Body President Zack Shaw’s run-in with the Bradley police this weekend, Student Senate’s Internal Affairs (IA) committee is reevaluating his position.

Shaw’s police report stated that he was fined for disorderly conduct for his behavior on Saturday evening.

According to Russell Howland, junior political science and economics major and vice president of IA, the committee received a written charge of Shaw’s impeachment. The charge was written by three student senators.

“We are currently conducting a confidential investigation in accordance with our bylaws,” Howland said.

Impeachment of a student body member occurs if the student is in violation of the senate’s constitution or bylaws, loses good academic standing or undermines the authority of the senate.

The process of impeachment includes the written charge, the comprehensive investigation by IA, the presentation of the charges to the member and the member’s opportunity to speak on the charges before the IA department.

After IA confirms that there is enough sufficient evidence, formal charges of the impeachment will be brought to the entire senate during a hearing.