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News & Observer: NC court split on whether private-college police records are public

From the Raleigh News & Observer (3/8/13): Court split on whether private-school police records are public

The state Supreme Court issued a divided opinion Friday on whether police records at North Carolina’s private colleges are public records.

At issue was whether Elon University, a private school in Alamance County, was required by law to release campus police records to a student journalist.

The case, which could have determined whether campus police at private colleges had to be as transparent as their peers in municipal law enforcement, stemmed from the arrest of a 19-year-old Elon University student in 2010 for underage drinking and resisting an officer.

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Colin Donohue,
3/12/2013 2:44 PM