Greensboro News and Record: Campus cops and public records
From the Greensboro News and Record (6/5/12): State-certified campus police departments at private universities such as Duke, Wake Forest, Davidson or Elon can enforce state laws, investigate crimes and make arrests ...
... but they don't have to open records of those activities to the public.
In a case from Elon University, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled today that private colleges and universities -- and their campus police departments -- are not subject to public records laws.
The unanimous decision, which affirmed a lower court ruling, seems legally air tight.
But it reveals what I hope was an inadvertant oversight when the General Assembly enacted the Campus Police Act in 2005.