Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009, 04:00PM CST
In a statement that could only come from the mind of a highly-trained bureaucrat, a Dallas campus spokeswoman said:
"The investigation is ongoing in cooperation with all the relevant authorities.”
The Morning News says it has filed an open records request for complaints regarding the department and that the university is resisting, asking the state attorney general’s office to withhold most of the information. The school says release of the complaints in detail could hamper the investigation, according to the DMN.
Six complaints concerning the police department or its employees "have been sent to the Collin County District Attorney for review and possible criminal prosecution," according to a July 23 letter from the UT System general counsel office to the attorney general. "Release of the details of these complaints would compromise the investigations because these matters are currently pending."
Since May, several high-ranking officials at the UT-Dallas police department have either departed or been fired, starting with the chief, who left in May. Most recently, four department employees were placed on leave, including the assistant chief.
Thursday, 07/30/2009 - 12:19PM
Thanks for the post. Here's the latest on the story: http://ow.ly/iAWg
And here's a copy of one of the complaints I sought from UTD/UTS
http://ow.ly/iAWy It was provided by Dan Wyde, the lawyer for three now-former employees who say they were unfairly punished for reporting the chief's alleged misdeeds.
Thursday, 07/30/2009 - 12:57PM
Thanks for the follow-up -- your story today is great. Good to get more details out about what the chief is accused of.
Everyone -- you can follow Holly on Twitter at @hollyhacker. That's how we first saw her updated story today. (We are @texaswatchdog, by the way.)