Missouri legislation would close police reports of suicides

A Missouri lawmaker who tried to kill herself last year now wants to make police reports of suicides and attempted suicides closed records.

Rep. Genise Montecillo’s proposal to restrict access to those reports received approval Wednesday from a House committee. Montecillo, a St. Louis Democrat, tried to kill herself in June 2015.

She has said she worried that her ability to do her job as a legislator would be questioned if her attempt was made public. Continue…