ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Five years after the Cardinals were in the World Series, the legal fight continues over whether St. Louis City police should release documents into how officers used World Series tickets seized from scalpers.
Tony Rothert, legal director for the ACLU of eastern Missouri, says police are defying a judge’s order to make public all their documents on the internal investigation.
“Government works on trust,” Rothert said. “We have a good open meetings law, a good public’s records law, but when government entities and people do something wrong they don’t want us to know.”
In court documents made public this week, it was revealed that the St. Louis Police board held a secret vote in April to seal all personnel and internal affairs records in the case. Circuit Judge Mark Neill must decide whether the vote is in contempt of an earlier court order for the department to release the records.
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