Director denies reporters access to crime logs

PENNSYLVANIA — The security director at a Pittsburgh college refusedto give police logs and incident reports to a student newspaper in Septemberbecause no such documents existed. Candy Gola, news editor for The Globe, the student newspaperat Point Park College, said the new security director for the school wrotea memo to his guards forbidding them from letting any student or publicmedia gain access to the police logs or incident reports without his knowledgeor prior approval. According to Gola, Jim Dyer, the security director, told The Globethat if it wanted the information, it would have to formally request thelogs by letter. Gola said the newspaper staff wrote several letters requestingcopies of the log, but there was no response from Dyer or his staff.

“Our goal is not to cause trouble or try to make some point, but wewant to be taken seriously,” Gola said. “I just don