Missouri Governor Parson says he believes prosecutor will bring charges in Post-Dispatch case
Mike Parson in August 2020. Parson predicted charges would be brought against the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a data vulnerability case. - Chris Kohley/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday expressed his opinion the Cole County prosecuting attorney would bring charges in the case of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter who alerted the state to a significant data vulnerability. "I don't think that'll be the case," Parson said when asked what he would do if the prosecutor didn't pursue the case. "That's up to the prosecutor; that's his job to do." Parson referenced a state statute on computer tampering, which says a person commits the offense if they "knowingly and without authorization or without reasonable grounds to beli...