Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Investigators clear Cincinnati State

No crime found among records

By Ben L. Kaufman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Federal agents are closing an unprecedented probe of crime at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College after finding nothing out of order, executive vice president Myrtle Dorsey said.

        The Clifton campus at Central Parkway and Ludlow Avenue is “virtually” crime free, she said, and that is what has been reported to federal officials each year.

        The probe began July 13 when agents of the regional inspector general of the U.S. Department of Education came to campus in response to an anonymous complaint.

        Agents would not say what the complaint said. It was their first under the 1990 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.

        Instead, they outlined what information they required, Ms. Dorsey said in an interview last week.

        She said she secured paper records and computers from the campus security office. Then, “I reviewed the files and I pulled the information off the computer. I put things in order for them to review.”

        On Aug. 20, agents came to campus a second time, went over those data, and told her, “We're finished.”

        Ms. Dorsey said they returned to their Chicago office to close out the file. “They said it was over. The records were OK.”

        On Monday, DOE spokeswoman Stephanie Babyakconfirmed “The anonymous complaint that the IG (Inspector General) received could not be substantiated.”


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