ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis police department will have to turn over records in a scandal over 2006 World Series tickets after the Missouri Supreme Court threw out a final appeal to block the documents' release.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the state high court's ruling Tuesday clears the way for release of documents on the department's internal investigation of officers who gave friends and family members tickets that had been confiscated from scalpers.

Eight officers and six supervisors were disciplined as part of the scandal.

The officers had appealed decisions by a St. Louis judge and a state appellate court who have ruled that records from the department's internal investigation be released.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri sued to make all the records public.