From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 13, 1972:
Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers today was refuting statements made by Atty. Gen. Vern Miller after the campus disturbances of this week. When questioned about his involvement during the disruption, Miller had said that he came to Lawrence because "there was destruction and no arrests.... There appeared to me to be a reluctance on the part of everyone to take action ... until we arrived." Chalmers responded that action was in fact being taken and that Miller had not been summoned to the scene because officials "knew that his coming would have an inflammatory effect" on the protesters. The chancellor defended the action of local law enforcement agencies, saying that they "were performing exceedingly well and were completely in charge of the situation" and adding that "unjustified criticism of their performance is both unfair and injurious." On the night of the demonstrations, Miller had twice asked the group to disperse before assembling about 30 "flak-vested, helmeted Lawrence policemen" to "rush the group" at 13th and Oread. No actual blows to protesters had been reported by witnesses; however, one young man had reportedly fallen to the ground in his attempt to break free from the officers.