ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state's capital city, saying the police department has improperly withheld public data about its policing activities.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the city of St. Paul.

The ACLU is seeking information about every traffic stop, citation, arrest and use of force by St. Paul police since 2015. The group says it has been waiting for data for 18 months.

City Attorney Lyndsey Olson says the administration supports the work of the ACLU and has directed the police department to provide the requested data as soon as possible.

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