ESPN Can't Get Notre Dame PD Records On Student-Athletes
By Bonnie Eslinger (November 16, 2016, 9:39 PM EST) -- The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the University of Notre Dame Police Department is not a "public agency" for purposes of the state's public records law and thus does not have to give ESPN incident reports related to student-athletes.
The decision backs a trial court ruling dismissing the sports channel's January 2015 suit seeking an order requiring the university police department to release records for incidents involving student-athletes under Indiana's Access to Public Records Act.
"We too find that a private university police department is not a 'public agency' for the purposes of APRA and affirm the trial court," the...
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