MLive FOIA'd the 9/1/2018 arrest of MSU LB Tyriq Thompson by East Lansing police, and the narrative supports the trend that EL Police give extreme deference to MSU football players, and that MSU football players do not feel they need to follow the lawful orders of police. You can read the police report on scribed at that same link.
If you are simply disgusted with sparty culture, I apologize for the thread; move on about your business. I'm posting because I don't believe even MLive understood the totality of the situation, what it takes for EL police to arrest an MSU football player.
In short, the responding officer made contact with Thompson, determined that it was his party and his house, and asked him to turn off the music and have the guests leave (as the level of sound was in violation of the local noise ordinance).
After RO's continued attempts to have people leave Thompson's residence and property and witnessing Thompson's lack-luster attempt at requesting his guests leave, it was clear that the party in which Thompson was hosting had, in fact grown out of his control and it was obvious that Thompson continued to have loud music and voices leaving his property almost 45 minutes after RO's initial contact (and order to disperse) with Thompson.
A couple of things, and as a 10 year (now former, thanks income tax!) EL resident, I challenge any Spartan fan to tell me I'm wrong about these.
1) EL police issue noise citations upon first contact if they observe a violation, but did not do so here for almost a full hour, contrary to clear police policy as police cannot be aware of a continuing violation without acting on it.
2) EL police, when at an excessive noise party with alcohol, especially a large party like this, and especially the first weekend in the school year where many inexperienced freshmen walk around clueless, will immediately start to ID and card participants, issuing citations to underrage drinkers, but made no effort to do so here for almost an hour. This is also EL police policy; simply imagine the reprecussions if an underrage person died of excessive drinking at a party police were currently at and were not attempting to enforce the law.
3) EL police arrest a property owner if the party does not immediately and continuously wind down. Making arrests for refusal to disperse is their best and easiest way of getting people to leave, but this policy was ignored.
4) EL police, especially on a weekend night, will immediately call for backup for any large noise violation party in excess of 100 people, but did not do so here. It was also early enough in the evening that police resources were not an issue.
Simply put, EL police gave deference to an MSU football player. This player meanwhile displayed what is the MSU football culture of entitlement, in that he believed the rules did not apply to him, regardless of what an officer ordered him to do over the course of 45 minutes.
As a side note, the EL police department refused to release Thompson's name or any of his personal characteristics allegedly because he had not at the time "pled guilty or been convicted of a crime".
You may recall that the EL police department released Grant Perry's police report, unredacted, before he had been convicted of a crime or pled guilty, but then again he was not a MSU football player. Such concludes my rant.