Campus sex-assault cases in wrong venue

Betsy DeVos did one good thing while Secretary of Education by protecting the rights of an accused person (“Betsy DeVos’s campus sex-assault rules need a tweak, not an overhaul,” Los Angeles Times, Mar. 22). Prior to her tenure, accused students were presumed guilty.

Although colleges must now provide the accused with timely, written notice of accusations against them and allow cross examination, the process still needs further change.  Specifically, all such cases should be handled by off-campus police.  They are professionals who have vast experience doing so.  Campus police are employees of colleges, which means they are susceptible to pressure from college administrators and students.

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