Sun Herald sues Miss. Department of Marine Resources for records

From The Sun Herald:

The Sun Herald filed a Chancery Court lawsuit Wednesday against the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources over the agency's refusal to provide financial records under the state's Public Records Act.
The DMR has cited a state auditor's investigation to deny the Sun Herald access to the records. DMR attorney Sandy Chesnut, assigned to represent the agency by the Attorney General's Office, claims the financial records fall under the law's criminal investigations exemption.
Sun Herald attorney Henry Laird said the DMR is unable to claim the exemption because it applies to law enforcement agencies.