About six months ago, we posed a simple question:
Flickr via Office of Public Affairs St. Louis county's drug task force: Good at busting criminals, bad at holding oversight meetings.
"Where," we asked, "are the oversight records for St. Louis County's drug task force?"
The records in question had proved elusive to Aaron Malin, a researcher for Show-Me Cannabis. Although Show-Me Cannabis is largely occupied with pushing a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana, Malin's job also involves amassing data on the region's drug task forces, including that of St. Louis County.
Yesterday, the task force provided Malin with the minutes of its quarterly meeting, something he had been seeking since January.More »