BYU to appeal state decertification of its police department

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University says it’ll appeal a state agency’s decision to decertify the police department of the university owned by the Mormon church because of how allegations of alleged misconduct were handled.

The state Department of Public Safety told BYU in a letter Monday that it would decertify the BYU Police Department effective Sept. 1 because it failed to conduct an internal investigation into alleged misconduct by an officer or comply with a subpoena for information on the matter.

The university said Tuesday in a statement that it disputes the state’s findings and believes the police department handled this properly.

The state’s letter said it delayed the decertification until Sept. 1 to give BYU time to arrange for a city or agency to provide law enforcement services on the campus.

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2 Comments

  • Krystal Owens February 26, 2019 at 11:13 am Reply

    What are they trying to hide? Something on the scale of abuses in the Vatican?

  • L Allen February 27, 2019 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Pretty simple BYU, if you want to be a ‘police’ for follow the rules otherwise you are just a security service.

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