An Andover lawmaker is questioning whether Duluth police broke the law during the investigation into Rep. Kerry Gauthier.
The Star Tribune reports Rep Peggy Scott, R-Andover, is accusing the department of not releasing public data after Gauthier was caught at rest stop with a 17-year-old boy.
In a letter this week, Scott claims police failed to release the public details of the case after at least two requests, a clear violation of the Minnesota Data Practices Act.
Duluth police tells the Duluth News Tribune the case was categorized as "high-profile," meaning that only a few officers could have access to the information.
Gauthier dropped his re-election bid Wednesday after pressure from party leaders.