MSU suspends officer accused of racial bias, unprofessional behavior

A Montana State University police officer has been suspended after an investigation found that she violated the department’s code of conduct and safety policies during a January traffic stop.


MSU released a report Thursday outlining what happened when Officer Angela Roundtree got involved in a Jan. 8 traffic stop and had a verbal altercation with Krystle Saatjian, who was pulled over for speeding. During the altercation, Roundtree told Saatjian “this isn’t where you came from.” Saatjian is black.


The department found that Roundtree’s behavior was unprofessional but did not conclude that she showed racial bias.