Raleigh, NC -- The North Carolina House says campus police at private colleges should be required to provide the same information about arrests and emergency calls as public universities and city police must do. House members agreed unanimously Wednesday to legislation making clear private college police must produce records if asked by the public.
The bill now goes to the Senate nearly a week after the state Supreme Court left unresolved a case involving the release of records by Elon University police. The justices' 3-3 decision means a lower court ruling stands but has no legal precedence.
The legal case started when Elon school police said it didn't have to produce all the data a student reporter sought about an arrest.