Julian White announced Thursday through his lawyer that he is retiring from his post as the director of the Florida A&M band. White and the band have been scrutinized since the November 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion after a hazing incident. White was temporarily suspended but was allowed to return to work by December. Eleven band members are charged with felony hazing, while two others were slapped with misdemeanors relating to Champion’s death. The band is also under investigation for its finances.
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