Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dalhousie University Says It Will Comply with Police Request for Facebook Posts

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dalhousie University Says It Will Comply with Police Request for Facebook Posts

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Police can receive Facebook posts: Dalhousie

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HALIFAX - Dalhousie University says it will comply with any police requests to provide copies of Facebook postings of sexually violent comments that male dentistry students are alleged to have made about their female classmates.

The university issued a statement late Tuesday after media reports that it rejected a request from Halifax police to provide the information.

"Dalhousie will always co-operate with the police on any matter," the university said. "Of course, Dalhousie will share the requested information with Halifax Regional Police in compliance with the law."

In an interview, university spokesman Brian Leadbetter said the university will meet with police on Wednesday.

Const. Pierre Bourdages said in an interview late Tuesday that Dalhousie University initially refused the request for the postings based on student privacy concerns.

He said police look forward to receiving the information.

"We welcome any information that would help us . …

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