The Freedom of Information Commission of Connecticut voted unanimously on February 13, 2008 to subject the Yale University Police Department to the same rules as public police departments, requiring Yale police to make their records publicly accessible. This decision is similar to the outcome of a Massachusetts lawsuit filed by The Crimson, which sought to force the Harvard University Police Department to release detailed crime reports. “Connecticut law defines a public [agency] differently than Massachusetts law, by including within its rubric non-public agencies that are the functional equivalent of a public agency,” said Rob Bertsche, The Crimson’s attorney. To read the article, click here.
Robert A. Bertsche Quoted in an Article Titled “Yale Police Records Made Public”
February 15, 2008