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On March 2010, Elon University student journalist Nick Ochsner requested records about an on-campus arrest by campus police.
State senators today approved a bill that would make police records on all private college campuses in North Carolina more accessible.
The North Carolina Supreme Court split evenly today in a ruling that leaves unresolved the openness of private college police records.
After a former college journalist’s open records battle reached North Carolina’s highest court earlier this month, some private universities have asked state legislators to pass legislation before the court rules.
The North Carolina Supreme Court considered Wednesday whether private school police records are public under the state’s open records law.
Nine organizations have joined briefs in support of an Elon University alumnus’ efforts to make private school police department records public in North Carolina.
Privateuniversity police departments in North Carolina are not subject to the state’sopen records law, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.
A state court judge ruled Monday that ElonUniversity provided adequate information to a former student in response to hispublic records requests, avoiding a direct ruling on whether state publicrecord laws apply to campus police at private universities.
Nick Ochsner may have already walked across the stage, but he is stillfighting Elon University’s decision to withhold information about an on-campusarrest.