An audit done by the Sunshine Law revealed that 114 of Missouri’s county sheriffs were inconsistently responding to requests for basic public information. 88 agencies responded to initial requests for information, a 77% response rate, some agencies asked for large payments for records, and others never responded.
The Sunshine Law demands responsiveness by government officials to requests for information from the public and clearly mandates access toe the records requested.
The Missouri Sunshine Coalition, a nonprofit organization that conducts the audit from September to January, says that more education is needed for Missouri’s Public agencies.
An excel spreadsheet of all the results is available for download at http://www.mopress.com/sunshinelaw.php