Cal Poly football players’ arraignments postponed
August 25, 2014
Shortly after the arraignment for the five Cal Poly football players accused of multiple felony counts related to the armed robbery of fraternity house in San Luis Obispo on Aug. 10 was continued, President Jeffrey Armstrong said the school is working with law enforcement and prosecutors.
At court Monday, the five players and their attorneys were present. Even so, the judge postponed the arraignments until Sept. 15.
Cameron Akins, 19, of Monrovia; Dominique Alize Love, 19, of Poway; Jake Anthony Brito, 18, of Cypress; Kristaan Sterling Ivory, 20, of Los Angeles; and Cortland Josiah Fort, 20, of Fontana have been charged with conspiracy to commit residential robbery, attempted residential robbery, attempted burglary, and false imprisonment. Akins, who was arrested at the fraternity house, is also charged with resisting arrest through threats or violence.
Following the arraignment continuation, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong released the following statement:
“Cal Poly continues to work cooperatively both with police as the investigation into the Aug. 10 robbery continues and with prosecutors as the charges connected to this incident are adjudicated.
“Moving forward, we are providing support to the victims in the incident, and we are discussing how best to proceed with our efforts to maintain the health and safety of our campus community.
“I want to reiterate that Cal Poly absolutely will not tolerate illegal drug use and violent, criminal behavior. They run counter to the Mustang Way and the character and integrity we expect of all members of our campus community. They also conflict with our commitment to promote the well-being of all of our students.
“We remain committed to commissioning our own independent investigation once the criminal probe into the Aug. 10 incident ends. And as always, the university will regularly review all student-conduct policies and procedures and constantly look for ways to enhance its education and support programs for students.
“Cal Poly administrators, faculty and staff understand the gravity of our role as stewards and teachers of our students. Student success is our primary mission. That success begins and ends with students’ ability to make choices that will maintain both their own health and welfare and that of their community.”