Monday, February 18, 2013

North Carolina court considers campus police records rules

" A case that started with a 19-year-old Elon University student’s 2010 arrest for underage drinking and resisting an officer is forcing North Carolina’s Supreme Court to decide whether campus police at private colleges must be as transparent as their municipal law enforcement peers.

A reporter for a campus television news program asked the university’s police chief for a copy of the arrest record. What Nick Ochsner got said nothing about whether the officer had to chase down the student or how he was alleged to resist arrest, said his mother, attorney Ann Ochsner.

The campus police said it didn’t have to produce anything more because, as part of a private university, a state law requiring a government agency to turn over public records on request didn’t apply."

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