University of Missouri media professor Melissa Click, caught on camera calling for 'muscle' to remove student journalist from protests, charged with assault BY Dan Good NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, January 25, 2016, 1:32 PM She's going to need some legal muscle. University of Missouri media professor Melissa Click, who was caught on camera calling for "muscle" to remove a student journalist from a November protest, was charged with third degree assault for her involvement in student protests — more than two months after the heated encounter, authorities announced. Columbia city prosecutor Steve Richey filed the municipal court complaint Monday against the 45-year-old Click. Click faces a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine, for requesting the removal of student journalist Mark Schierbecker during demonstrations over racism on campus, the Columbia Tribune reports. NEW VIDEO SHOWS UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MEDIA PROFESSOR MELISSA CLICK CONTINUING TO HARASS STUDENT JOURNALIST That day's demonstrations came after the university system's president and the Columbia campus' chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues. The videographer filed a complaint with university police. YouTube University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was caught on camera calling for "muscle" to remove a student journalist from a November campus protest. Click apologized after seeing video of herself and resigned from her journalism school “courtesy appointment.” “I have reached out to the journalists involved to offer my sincere apologies and to express regret over my actions,” Click said in a statement. “I regret the language and strategies I used.” More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers have called for Click’s firing, stating that she “failed to meet the obligations she has to her supervisors, fellow professors, University students and the taxpayers of Missouri," the lawmakers wrote in a statement.