Regardless that its contents are a matter of public record, lawyers for the controversial Metro Gang Strike Force have been putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library to pull a published report on the defunct unit from its Web site.
So far, the effort has failed, according to the Star Tribune
. But the library's director, Robbie LaFleur, expresses shock over the pressure pressured to censor the report.
At issue: The report in question names undercover police officers.
The unit shut down in June following a report by legislative auditor James Nobles that showed it could't account for seized and forfeited property, including 13 vehicles and more than $18,000 in cash.