Published: Sep 01, 2010 3:56 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2010 12:56 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The University of Central Florida is investigating claims that four of its police officers racially profiled a mixed-race professor just off campus.

Philosophy professor Jennifer Lisa Vest says that the UCF officers pulled her over earlier this month, stating she had a broken tail light. She says her light was not broken.

The professor also claims the officers searched her car without probable cause and kept her from taking her chest pain medication during the alleged incident.

UCF officials would not comment on the investigation but a spokesman says the university considers the review an urgent matter.