The North Dakota Legislative Council is asking Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to determine whether the president of North Dakota State University broke the law by deleting more than 45,000 emails that may have been subject to an open records request.
The Forum reports that the Legislative Council requested emails from State Board of Higher Education officials in April. When NDSU was slow to respond to the request, an attorney with the North Dakota University System reported that 45,375 emails from NDSU President Dean Bresciani inbox were deleted. The emails were reportedly deleted on April 29, the same day the state made its open records request.
An NDSU spokeswoman says the university fully complies with open records request and that Bresciani did not delete 45,000 emails on April 29.
Information from: The Forum