Five families sue MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension over claims of late document responses

(St. Paul, MN) -- Families of five men killed by police officers are suing the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, saying the agency was unsuccessful in complying with the state's open records statute. 

The lawsuit says when a family member requests the investigative file of their loved one's death, the BCA has ten days to complete their request. However, there are some cases where it has been delayed for months to a year. 

The attorney for the families says the delays make it more difficult for the family members to move on from grieving their loved one.