Private university police bill vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A bill that would have allowed private college police departments in Indiana to disclose less on-campus crime information than their public counterparts has been vetoed by Gov. Mike Pence.

The bill would have required private colleges to release limited information only if an arrest was made.

Pence previously expressed hesitations about the bill and said Thursday that his office will support government accountability.

The veto comes as the University of Notre Dame fights a court battle against ESPN after the school refused a request for records of crime investigations involving student athletes. The rejected bill would have protected the university and other private schools in the future from having to fully comply with such requests.

The proposal was backed by Notre Dame and the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

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