ST. LOUIS (KTRS) – A group seeking to end Missouri’s prohibition on Marijuana filed lawsuits on Monday against three separate multijurisdictional drug task forces in Missouri. The plaintiff, Show-Me Cannabis, claims the drug task forces are refusing to comply with the state’s open records law.
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The task forces are the St. Louis Metro Multi-Jurisdictional Undercover Drug Program, the East Central Drug Task Force and the Kansas City Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force.
 
“We’re trying to establish that law enforcement themselves are not above the law, “ said Show-Me Cannabis chief researcher Aaron Malin. “Missouri’s drug task forces are subject to the states Sunshine Law and will be held accountable when they don’t comply,” Malin said.
 
The complaint filed in the 22nd Circuit Court of Missouri lists St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay as the primary defendant. The group attests that Slay is the “Authorized Official for the Metro Multi-Jurisdictional Undercover Drug Program,” and that Police Chief Sam Dotson is the program’s director.
 
Read the full complaint filed in the 22nd Circuit against Mayor Slay et. al: http://show-mecannabis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SMC-v.-Metro-Multi-Jurisdictional-Undercover-Drug-Program-Petition_FINAL.pdf
 
There are 27 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in the state, all of which receive funding from Missouri’s Department of Public Safety.
 
KTRS ~ St. Louis MO
 
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