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Burlington Times-News: Law signed by governor regarding private university police records

From the Burlington Times-News (6/13/13): A bill allowing public access to information maintained by campus police affiliated with private and non-profit institutions of higher education in North Carolina became law this week.

House Bill 142 was ratified on June 5 and signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Pat McCrory. The new law requires campus police departments at private universities to comply with more public records requests, making arrest records and other investigative records public information. It requires the same kind of access also mandated for municipal, county and state law enforcement.

Contents of arrest, incident, and investigative reports; the circumstances surrounding an arrest; the recordings or transcripts of emergency calls to campus agencies; communications between campus police employees pertaining to arrests and investigations; the identity of complaining witnesses; and the daily log of crimes reported to the agency are now required to be made available for public record.

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Colin Donohue,
Staff
6/17/2013 10:50 AM