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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Police Disciplinary Records Are Public Records in Columbia, Missouri

Boone County, Missouri Circuit Judge Kevin Crane declared the disciplinary records of a police officer open to the public under the city open records law adopted in July 2009 with the Citizens Police Review Board.

The ruling stems from a January 19 request made by The Columbia Tribune over an accusation that officers beat and shocked a man three times with a Taser during a December 2006 traffic stop. The Columbia police custodian of records located 97 pages of documents and eight disks of video responsive to the request. The Columbia Police Officers Association had tried to block the disclosure of disciplinary records.

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