Team Roc, a philanthropic sub-division of Jay-Z’s record company Roc Nation, has the Kansas Police Department in their crosshairs, naming the Department in a lawsuit filed in Wyandotte County District Court, Monday (September 21), according to ABC News. Team Roc was originally investigating Kansas City’s Investigative Division, but claims that they were stymied in their effort.
Therefore, the lawsuit filed yesterday seeks to obtain records of alleged police misconduct that Team Roc believes to be widespread in Kansas. The documents are said to provide incriminating information about numerous Kansas City cops including an officer committing sex crimes involving a minor.
“The government has attempted to block our access to those files, so we’re suing to see what they don’t want us to see,” Team Roc’s attorney Alex Spiro told ABC News. And the filing states that “These documents will help identify the scope of the problem, any potential evidence of a cover-up, and also the potential causes.”
The Kansas Police Department is attempting to use a provision of the Open Records Act that references the relevant circumstances needed to obtain the documents, in order to prevent Team Roc from obtaining the desired items.