No charges expected after black doll found hanging at EMU dorm

No charges will be filed after a black doll was found hanging from a shower curtain rod in an Eastern Michigan University dorm.

The person responsible was identified but the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Officer decided not to pursue charges. The police department submitted a request for an ethnic intimidation charge.     

The university has said a resident adviser in Best Hall found the doll Feb. 11 in a bathroom shared by suite mates and a guest of one of the suite mates told investigators it was placed there as a "prank." The school says university police "took the case very seriously" and dedicated "extensive resources" to the investigation.

The student told administrators it was a prank with no malicious or racist intent.