ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A judge has ordered the St. Louis Police to release their files on the 2006 World Series ticket scandal.
Police have released the first round of documents and we’re expecting more. The release was prompted by a lawsuit filed by the local American Civil Liberties Union. Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman says they sued to find out the facts.
“Was there evidence that a crime occurred,” says Mittman “Was that evidence not provided to the prosecutor, so the prosecutor could have made a full, complete and informed decision whether or not to prosecute?”
Documents released shows about 100 tickets were seized from scalpers, many of them given by police to friends and family. The circuit attorney says the report from police they received on the scandal in 2007, did not contain any “legally admissible evidence to prove police officers committed a crime.”
“If a police officer is a bad apple and commits a wrong act, what assurances do we as St. Louisans have that there’s a process in place, but that information will be provided to the prosecutor?” says Mittman.
No officers were ever charged with wrongdoing, but Mittman is waiting to find out if police may have withheld evidence that could’ve been damaging.
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