Indiana governor concerned about Notre Dame police bill

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Monday that his "strong bias for the public's right to know" will weigh heavily as he decides whether to veto a measure that would shelter police departments at Notre Dame and 10 other Indiana private colleges from following the same crime reporting requirements as all other law enforcement agencies.

The bill by Democratic Rep. Pat Bauer, whose district includes Notre Dame, was approved recently by the Legislature amid a high-profile court fight between the Catholic university and ESPN over police records.

Last week, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in favor of ESPN, which sought records from Notre Dame for crimes involving student athletes who may have received favorable treatment. The university is appealing. Continue…