The Salt Lake Tribune has scored a win for campus transparency in what attorney Michael O’Brien called the “first round” in a fight for police records from Brigham Young University.
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Access delayed – still waiting
An SPLC investigation reveals how Texas' private institutions are using a provision of the state's open records law to delay the release of police reports.
ESPN's quest to open Notre Dame police records gets a huge assist
Indiana's attorney general has thrown the state's influential weight behind a lawsuit seeking access to police records at Notre Dame, whose attorneys claim the private institution is exempt from the state public-records act. Sports network ESPN is trying to make Indiana the third state this year to declare private-college police reports open for public inspection.
Grant will help Otterbein student journalists challenge limited access to campus police records
A year ago, Jordan Bradley detailed in the SPLC Report how student journalists at Otterbein University have had difficulty gaining access to campus police reports.The troubles started in 2011, when the Ohio school's security team was converted into a commissioned police force, said Hillary Warren, who advises The Tan & Cardinal. Then, campus police began responding to incidents that city police once handled. At first, campus police didn't release any records, even those required under the Jeanne Clery Act, Warren told us.
Public records key to Ohio high school newspaper's scoop in story about on-campus sexual assault
When two high school students walked into their local police station and asked to see a public record, they were given what one of them called “the runaround.” But they stuck it through 'til the end, and that end was a scoop that later ended up on TV and radio stations across Cleveland.
Missouri university goes to court over release of disciplinaryrecords under federal act
Call it deja vu. Sort of.