Indiana governor vetoes controversial bill that would have shielded private university police records

House Enrolled Act 1022 would have required Indiana private university police departments to release a limited amount of records related to arrests and incarcerations, but would have still allowed the police departments to withhold investigatory records and the name of the crime victim, unless the victim authorized the release.

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Despite public interest in increased police transparency, most private universities shield police reports

The Student Press Law Center requested records from 30 private universities’ police forces across the country. The vast majority were unwilling to part with the records, showing a hole in public access in higher education.