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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Purdue, Exponent resolve legal dispute"

The ILB's most recent post on this story was from Aug. 22, 2014, and headed "Purdue releases surveillance video of confrontation." Today the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports, in a story by Joseph Paul:

Purdue University and its student newspaper on Tuesday resolved a yearlong legal dispute stemming from a 2014 campus shooting.

The Purdue Student Publishing Foundation and the university filed a stipulation of dismissal on Friday, wrapping up a lengthy lawsuit compelling Purdue to release surveillance footage of a confrontation between campus police and photojournalist Michael Takeda in the Electrical Engineering Building during the Jan. 21, 2014, shooting of Andrew Boldt.

On Tuesday, “the judge confirmed that he (had) entered that dismissal,” said William Kealey, an attorney for Stuart & Branigin in Lafayette. “The two sides amicably resolved the dispute.” * * *

The university subsequently denied the Exponent’s request for the videos of the confrontation, stating the material was protected under Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act because it was related to an ongoing criminal investigation.

Indiana’s Public Access Counselor issued an opinion last April supporting Purdue’s claim. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana then filed suit on behalf of the Exponent.

About a week after the suit was filed, Purdue publicly released the video.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 10, 2015 10:13 AM
Posted to Indiana Government