Any prosecutor that fails, or refuses, to fully disclose all Brady/Giglio material (exculpatory and impeachment evidence including, but not limited to: records of police misconduct; public complaints; and, use-of-force reports) is subject to Rules of Professional Conduct [R.P.C.] 3.8(g): Special Responsibilities of the Prosecutor. Violation of R.P.C. 3.8(g) may included an individual attorney, while acting in the capacity of prosecutor, being sanctioned up to and including disbarment. The obligations upon the prosecutor are both retroactive and perpetual.
The Missouri Sunshine Law was introduced seven years after the Freedom of Information Act was passed in Congress in response to the Watergate scandal. In 1973, RSMO Chapter 610 was signed into the Missouri Constitution making the state one of the earliest advocates of the open records act. The law expressly stated that meetings, records, votes, actions, and deliberations of public governmental bodies are to be open to the public. Records are defined by Missouri law as "any record, whether written or electronically stored, retained by or of any public governmental body including any report, survey, memorandum, or other document or study prepared for the public governmental body by a consultant or other professional service paid for in whole or in part by public funds, including records created or maintained by private contractors under an agreement with a public governmental body or on behalf of a public governmental body.”
Anyone can request documents and a statement of purpose is not required. There is nothing in the Missouri Sunshine Law that restricts the use of records and an individual should allow three business days for the return of records requests.
Society wins not only when the guilty are convicted but when criminal trials are fair; our system of the administration of justice suffers when any accused is treated unfairly.- William O. Douglas, Associate Justice (1939 - 1975)Supreme Court of the United States
We the People have a Right to Know according to the Supreme Court of the United States [SCOTUS], past Presidents (of both major political parties), Congress, and the United States Department of Justice. As an expression of that Right to Know, we have coordinated valuable information from a number of resources into a single, public-facing, searchable database.