FIU's Pi Kappa Alpha Frat Boys Won't Face Criminal Charges Over Facebook Posts Depicting Drug Dealing, Hazing, and Nudie Pics
Despite scores of scandalous Facebook posts depicting rampant drug dealing, hazing, and creep shots of allegedly underage women, members of Florida International University's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will not face any criminal charges.
An incriminating post on the Pike Facebook page.
Pi Kappa Alpha frat brothers -- or Pikes, as they are known -- have apparently closed ranks, refusing to snitch on one another and leaving campus police with no hard evidence.
"We need more than just Facebook postings to get us to the level of making an arrest," said assistant FIU Police Chief Ben Guerrero.
Guerrero said his department launched a serious investigation, interviewing more than 30 people directly or indirectly tied to the Facebook posts.
Some Pikes hired lawyers and refused to talk to cops, however. Meanwhile, those who did cooperate also closed ranks around the fraternity.
"Based on our investigation, we could not find any probable cause that rose to the level where we could make an arrest of anybody for any criminal violations," Guerrero said. Cops simply could not make a drug, hazing, or nudie-pic case stick.
"If someone made postings about drugs, we need to be able to corroborate, number one, if anyone actually bought drugs from that individual," Guerrero said. "It's either that or the person themselves gives us a confession that 'Yeah, I sold drugs,' which we never found."
Guerrero also said that when his department learned of the allegations, it was too late to conduct a sting.
"By the time we received the information to initiate our investigation, most of the individuals who had put up the Facebook postings were aware that the university was looking into them," he said. "So we weren't able to do any undercover investigation, any undercover buys. It would have been frivolous to start conducting an investigation that way."