The Daily Tar Heel files lawsuit against UNC to obtain campus sexual assault records

The Daily Tar Heel filed a lawsuit against UNC on Monday for access to public records regarding sexual assault cases on campus.

The Daily Tar Heel requested the records Sept. 30 and set a deadline of Oct. 28 which the University did not meet.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of The Daily Tar Heel, the Capital Broadcasting Company, the Charlotte Observer Publishing Company and The Durham Herald Company against Chancellor Carol Folt as the custodian of the records and Gavin Young, senior director for public records at UNC.


New Texas state law subjects campus police to records requests

Due to a new Texas state law, Rice University Police Department will now be subject to open records requests for information on their policing activity, which includes correspondences, activity logs and other documents.

This requirement marks a continuation toward increased transparency by RUPD, following the introduction of body cameras to its officers in April. Continue…