MO: Judge rules open records suit can be amended

A Mid-Missouri judge this week ruled that a man who recently won a transparency lawsuit against a law enforcement narcotics group can amend his suit to include allegations that Audrain County’s former sheriff had improperly altered documents.

Aaron Malin’s case against the East Central Missouri Task Force, which includes investigators from several eastern and Central Missouri law enforcement agencies, did not initially include allegations that Stuart Miller had changed documents he had previously released to Malin. Miller, who retired at the beginning of the year as Audrain County sheriff, testified at trial last year that he had erased some information from those documents, something that Malin and his attorney, Dave Roland, had not known.