ACLU sues Missouri Department of Corrections, alleges Sunshine Law violation

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the state corrections department, alleging that it ignored the group’s request to view records about the state’s execution drug.

In the lawsuit filed Friday in circuit court in Cole County, the group said it submitted a written request on Aug. 26 for records concerning the state’s supply of the drug propofol, which the state plans to use for executions on Oct. 23 and Nov. 20.

The department responded two days later to say it would take three weeks to respond. But more than five weeks later the records had not been provided, and the department did not return phone messages on Monday and Wednesday this week, the lawsuit said.

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