Sen. John Whitmire said he introduced the bill after Rice University denied his request for information about an incident in 2013 where a surveillance video showed two Rice University police officers beating a suspected bicycle thief with batons.
Sen. John Whitmire proposed a bill on Jan. 15 to amend the Texas Education Code to require police departments at private colleges to follow the state’s public records law just like other law enforcement agencies. The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, which has not yet set a date for a public hearing.
Rice University on Wednesday finalized the sale of itsstudent radio station, KTRU, to the University of Houston.
Rice University is in the process of selling itsstudent-run radio station for nearly $10 million, drawing protests from studentsand listeners.