Statement from UIW Chancellor Dr. Denise Doyle
The University of the Incarnate Word and Cpl. Christopher Carter were served notice of a pending civil lawsuit late yesterday by the lawyers representing the parents of deceased UIW student Robert Cameron Redus. While the University does not seek any conflict with the Redus family, we welcome the opportunity that the lawsuit will provide to defend the efforts we make to educate and protect our students.
We are still reviewing the details of the lawsuit, but our initial review supports our belief that a court of law is the appropriate venue for experts to testify about the events that ended in the death of Cameron Redus. By the time the lawsuit is heard in court, the investigations that have been conducted by the Alamo Heights Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the District Attorney’s office will be made public. Anticipating litigation in this matter, we hope now that the lawsuit will bring together all of the critical pieces of information that will shed light on this tragic episode.
At this time, we are focusing on our commencement ceremonies scheduled for this weekend where we will honor all of our 2014 graduates including Cameron Redus.