10/24/2012 10:44 am ET

4 University Of Michigan Public Safety Failures That Contributed To 6-month Child-porn Reporting Delay

In winter 2011 University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman learned that at least eight officials failed to timely report a pediatrician caught looking at child pornography while at work.

The six-month reporting lapse occurred because of a variety of reasons, including poor decisions by university attorneys and the misconception that hospital security acted as police.

But perhaps one of the most significant factors leading to the lapse was the animosity between hospital security and university police, which multiple individuals say contributed to a "culture of fear and blame" between the units.