MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Four days before the end of his term, the Student Government Association’s Board of Governors decided in a more than two-hour long executive session not to impeach Student Body President George Capel.
Capel was arrested on March 17 allegedly for public intoxication and trespassing at a Cornell Avenue residence. He was later released in municipal court on a $200 bond.
No member of the BOG would say why they made the decision not to bring impeachment proceedings against him.
“I think that’s up to the discretion of the board,” Capel said of why no member of SGA would tell The Daily Athenaeum why the decision was reached. “I told them tonight the decision was entirely up to them, it was totally in their power to do whatever they saw fit. It’s within their discretion to disclose any of that information as well.”
For more than 20 minutes of the executive session, George Capel walked the halls of the second floor of the Mountainlair while the BOG, only feet away in the Cacapon Room, decided his fate.
Police said Capel was inside a home on Cornell Avenue at 10:54 p.m. without permission from the person who lived there. He told police he was there to search for a missing cell phone…