St. Louis Police Must Disclose Some Internal Affairs Info

Bill Reker

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There’s been another court ruling concerning St. Louis city police officers who were demoted because they gave friends and family World Series tickets confiscated from scalpers.

The case dates back to the 2006 fall classic at Busch Stadium. Even though it was public knowledge that the officers had been suspended and demoted, they went to court to stop their internal affairs record from going public.

One court ruled against them. Another said they could sue for privacy.

On Thursday,  a St. Louis judge ordered the police department to turn over some of their disciplinary records, but the officers may appeal again.

In his ruling, Circuit Judge Robert Dierker said the officers are not bad, but succumbed to temptation. He said disclosure of their records is unfortunate but necessary, because a higher expectation is placed on police.

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