Under Investigation: A UCLA Undie Run Incident

Clinton Clad-Johnson still can't believe what happened last Spring Quarter. It was the Wednesday night of finals week in June. "Undie Run" night! Clad-Johnson and thousands of others were doing what Bruins had done for many years. To relieve the stress of exam week they stripped down to their undies and ran like crazy.

Clad-Johnson and others say around 12:30AM UCLA Police wanted to end the run so they started to blast something like bull-horn on testosterone.

Clad-Johnson says "it was mind boggling. I couldn't believe it." He described the sounds as the kind of noises you'd hear in video games like Call of Duty.

The LRAD 100x is the same device that was used in New York during a protest of Eric Garner's death. He died in a confrontation with police last year.

UCLA Police guidelines say the long-range acoustical device (LRAD) should be used in 2 to 5 second bursts, but in Clad-Johnson's video it runs for 25 seconds. To runners we spoke with the noise was "screeching, unpleasant and extremely loud."

Those UCLA Police guidelines specifically state that the device is supposed to be used for things like crowd control situations and has the capability to emit acoustic sound pressure levels in in excess of accepted OSHA noise hazard levels. That's why a limitation on how long the noise should last.

To Clinton Clad-Johnson UCLA should get rid of LRADS. See more in the accompanying video report.

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