Barry University professor files criminal complaint against student

Laura Loomer accused of secretly videotaping professors, portraying them as ISIS supporters

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The suspended Barry University student who taped undercover footage portraying professors as ISIS supporters is now named in a criminal complaint.

Florida's law against recording conversation without knowledge or consent is the basis for the police report filed with the Miami Shores Police Department by one of the professors seen and heard in the video made public by the organization "Project Veritas" last week.

The complaint states that Barry University communications senior Laura Loomer "secretly videotaped and recorded their conversation without his knowledge and consent," and did the same to at least two others on staff.

The head of the organization confirmed to Local 10 News last week that Loomer did not inform the school staffers that she was recording the video and conversations that appear in the video. 

The professor reported to police that when he learned about the recording, he told Loomer "... any audio or video recorded without permission cannot be used."

On March 31, "Project Veritas" released a 9-minute video edited and narrated to make it appear the faculty members seen and heard in the video support ISIS.

A week after the release, Barry University suspended Loomer via a an email accusing her of violating the university's Student Code of Conduct by actions that disrupted the school community and created a hostile work environment for members of the staff. 

Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10

About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."