Proponents of a bill intended to make Colorado public records easier to analyze fear the University of Colorado is manipulating the bill to make records more difficult to obtain.
Senate Bill 40 concerns public access to government files, or the Colorado Open Records Act. The bill's original intent is to ensure digital records requested are provided in a searchable format.
It is ironic that the University of Colorado prepared a detailed report of how Littleton Public Schools could make its district safer after a school shooting but the very same university won't release its own report of how it handled James Holmes when he was a graduate student.
Holmes was a student until a few weeks before his deadly attack on a theater in Aurora in July 2012. After the massacre, the university retained Robert Miller, a former U.S. attorney in Colorado, to conduct an independent review of how the university handled Holmes.