Officers who let friends, family use confiscated scalpers’ World Series tickets ask judge for privacy

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of St. Louis police officers is asking a court to keep records of the 2006 World Series ticket scandal private.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge has determined that the records are open under Missouri’s Sushine Law. Officers on Wednesday asked the Missouri Court of Appeals to block the department’s release of the records, citing privacy rights.

At issue are dozens of pages of internal affairs records from the police department’s investigation of officers who allowed friends and relatives to use 2006 World Series tickets they confiscated from scalpers.

The St. Louis Cardinals won the series against the Detroit Tigers in five games, taking Games 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Eight officers and six supervisors were disciplined.

The officers told the court they are not hiding anything but don’t want to set a precedent of giving public access to internal affairs records.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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