ESPN has won its appeal of a court ruling that allowed Notre Dame's police department to keep certain criminal records private.

By SI Wire
March 15, 2016

ESPN has won its appeal of a court ruling that allowed Notre Dame's police department to keep certain criminal records private, according to WSBT-TV in South Bend, Ind.

Last year, a judge ruled in favor of Notre Dame in the ESPN lawsuit over police records.

A court of appeals has determined that the Notre Dame police department can be separated from the university because of the department's public function. As a result, the judge has ruled the department and the university violated a public records request from ESPN as they tried to obtain arrest record and other documents that pertained to student athletes.

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A new trial will now determine which records can be made public and which can not.

ESPN also made a similar records request with the Tallahassee Police Department for information on Florida State athletes. Rather than send the reports to ESPN, TPD released them all publicly.

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