Public Records

The Utah Supreme Court remanded an appeal which asked the court to determine whether the Brigham Young University Police Department is a “governmental entity” subject to the Government Records and Management Act. After the appeal was certified, the legislature amended statute to “explicitly define” police departments of private universities as governmental entities subject to the act.

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Domestic Violence

The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of law enforcement officers in a suit brought by a victim of domestic violence who claims they put her at risk for future abuse. One officer made a disparaging remark about the victim to her abuser and another officer made positive remarks about the abuser and his father, who were both police officers themselves. 

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