ESPN requested reports from Notre Dame's campus police on crimes that involved student-athletes.
Though Notre Dame is a private university, ESPN argues that the school's police department should be subject to open record requests because it is a public law enforcement agency. Indiana's public access counselor, Luke Britt, agreed with that argument in an advisory opinion filed on Oct. 31, according to the AP.
From the AP:
[Britt] acknowledged that his view may be inconsistent with past opinions from other public access counselors, but that it wasn't inconsistent with Indiana's public records law.
- Dan Gartland