Report: Crime statistics falsified


November 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Administrators at Haskell Indian Nations University underreported crime statistics for a two-year period and failed to follow internal policy when handling misconduct complaints, according a federal report.

The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Interior issued the report Friday after investigating the Lawrence school, which enrolls about 1,000 students representing about 140 tribal nations and native communities, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

Haskell President Venida Chenault told federal investigators that Haskell’s annual crime reports for 2014 and 2015 were inaccurate, but she denied intentionally misrepresenting the statistics.

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