Activist says St. Louis police are hiding data on race of drivers in city traffic stops

A St. Louis activist is suing the city and police department, saying they have refused to provide data from traffic stops.

Phillip Weeks says in his lawsuit that he has tried numerous times to get the data from St. Louis police as well as the company that stores the traffic stop data, the Regional Justice Information Services Commission.

His suit says the city and police department are violating Missouri’s Sunshine Law, and he is seeking a civil penalty against Mayor Lyda Krewson and the executive director of REJIS.