Purdue University plans to revisit its investigation into police treatment of a student photographer who was detained shortly after a fatal campus shooting, saying it wants to look over information that wasn’t taken into consideration previously.
In a written ruling issued earlier this month, a state public access counselor said Purdue University doesn’t have to release surveillance video footage and other records requested by The Purdue Exponent because of a public-records exemption allowing an agency to withhold “investigatory records.”
An internal investigation into police treatment of a Purdue Exponent photographer found no wrongdoing, but some are questioning the thoroughness of the report.
The Purdue Exponent and the National Press Photographers Association are asking for an investigation into the treatment of a photo editor after police detained him for several hours and took his camera equipment while he was covering a campus shooting last week.
Police detained a Purdue Exponent photo editor for questioning and confiscated his equipment after the student attempted to photograph in an area near the scene of a campus shooting at Purdue University on Tuesday.