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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Eastern Kentucky University reviews how it releases police reports

Update on the Eastern Kentucky student newspaper case: After the Kentucky attorney general agreed that the university was redacting too much information from police reports, the Eastern Progress editors are hoping university officials will put pressure on the police department to release full reports without requiring the paper to submit a formal request.
Editors of the Eastern Progress, student newspaper for Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, scored a victory for open records in an appeal to the Kentucky attorney general that challenged the university's redaction of information from campus police reports.

The Kentucky attorney general agreed with the Progress' argument that the university had overstepped the law in redacting — or removing — addresses and other personal information from campus police department reports obtained by the Progress through a Freedom of Information Act request.
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