Campus police records should be open to the public, coalition argues

Submitted by NFOIC on Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:30am

Police who exercise arrest powers at private universities should abide by the same transparency standards as all other law-enforcement agencies, a coalition of open-government advocates argues in a brief filed with the Utah Supreme Court.

In a brief filed on June 28, the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and eight other media and open-government organizations encourage Utah justices to uphold a district court ruling directing Brigham Young University to make its law-enforcement records open for public inspection. (Read more here...)