‘Discrepancies’ found in crime report, police chief says


The morning after the annual crime report, published in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, was released, EC Police Chief Michael Trevis said, “We’ve found some discrepancies.”

According to the original report released yesterday, there were six liquor law violation disciplinary referrals and 12 drug abuse violation referrals in 2013. In the updated report, both categories have zeros next to them.

Liquor law violations arrests were reported as zero in the original report in the same year, but the number has been updated to five. Drug abuse violations arrests were zero in the original report, but it’s been updated to 11.

“We try our best to accurately report discrepancies because we feel being truthful and transparent for students and parents is so important,” Trevis said.

Colleges nationwide are required to publish statistics from the three previous calendar years, with the most recent being 2013, on Oct. 1. These include, but aren’t limited to, sex offenses, robberies, burglaries, hate crimes, and liquor, drug, and weapon arrests and referrals.

As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the original report was still on the EC website.

The article on the report being released yesterday can be found here.