(Video by Michael Monday/The Star-Ledger)Reports say that Dharun Ravi tapped into his computer's webcam from the computer of student Molly Wei and broadcast a gay encounter between Clementi and another man over the internet.
Several Rutgers students spoke to the media outside Davidson Hall about the incident.
Evidence collected will be used to pursue charges after the fact." Meanwhile, the Pembroke Pines Police Department issued a stern warning: "Any looters who come to Pembroke Pines will be greeted by our officers.
Choose wisely and stay home." South Florida law enforcement officials promised to police the streets to prevent looting, but with unsafe winds pummeling the region, police were discretionary to ensure the safety of officers.
After the woman received a warning, video shows Pierson stopping her again about ten minutes later.
The woman claims the officer then forced her to perform sexual acts."He forced my head down, he pulled my hair back, and as I come off he pulls it back down again," the woman said. Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley, among other witnesses, is expected to take the stand.
Further reports say that Clementi appears to have killed himself last week, after jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
Pierson has since been fired but says those sexual acts were consensual.
PISCATAWAY — Freshman Tyler Clementi was enrolled at Rutgers University for a little more than three weeks when he asked his roommate if he could have the dorm room to himself on a Sunday evening. The following day, police believe Clementi jumped off the George Washington Bridge in an apparent suicide.
Opening arguments began Wednesday after a day of jury selection.
Prosecutor Sheneka Jones quoted a British historian to describe what she believes is a case of someone in a position of power going too far."Thomas Pierson had absolute power, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," Jones said, citing The defense fired back, saying the case was "as serious as it gets." Defense attorney Bernard Brody says joining the Harris County Sheriff's Office made Pierson, 38, adopt a macho-driven mentality.