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N.C. Court Strips College of Police Powers

August 23, 2010  | 


A court has stripped the police powers of the campus safety officers of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., which is a Presbyterian-based college. Image via Flickr.com (ajmexico).

A North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that Davidson College's police department can't perform police duties because of its close ties to a religious institution, which could violate the constitutional separation between church and state.

The unanimous decision is the result of an incident that occurred four years ago when campus police arrested a woman, who was not a student, off campus and charged her with a DWI, reports the Carolina Weekly. The woman pleaded guilty and later appealed, claiming that the police department is unconstitutional because the Presbyterian college has religious ties.

The ruling would ban school safety officers from performing any arrests or searches and seizures.

Read the full story at CarolinaWeeklyNewspapers.com.


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