GREENVILLE, SC (AP) – A South Carolina university is refusing to release campus police records from a reported sexual assault.
Furman University says it doesn’t have to comply with South Carolina’s open records laws because it’s a private institution and not a public one.
A South Carolina Press Association lawyer says Furman receives public funding and is subject to the laws.
The Greenville News is seeking reports regarding a reported sexual assault on Oct. 6 in a campus dormitory.
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating that, as well as additional reports of sexual assaults at the same student housing building between July 14 and Sept. 2.