Students protest on UK campus to push for release of assault records

Published: Nov. 11, 2016 at 4:46 PM EST
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Students marched through the University of Kentucky to bring awareness to sexual assault on campus.

The group gathered to push for the release of records relating to sexual assault investigations. Many students carried signs, gathered in front of UK President Eli Capilouto's home, and chanted 'protect your students, not your reputation.'

UK is suing the school's student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. The legal fight began when the Kernel filed an open records request for documents related to a sexual assault investigation involving a former professor. When the university denied that request, The Kernel appealed to Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Beshear's office ruled the university violated state open records law by not releasing the documents. The university has since appealed that ruling by the attorney general by suing the Kernel.