DENVER (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing state prisons officials to force them to identify the drugs and procedures they plan to use for the execution of Nathan Dunlap scheduled in August.

The ACLU says it sued the Department of Corrections Tuesday in Denver District Court.

The department has refused to release the information, and the ACLU says that infringes on the public’s right to know.

Nathan Dunlap in court on May 1(credit: Denver Post)

Nathan Dunlap in court on May 1(credit: Denver Post)

The 38-year-old Dunlap is on death row for the 1993 ambush slayings of four people in a Denver-area pizza restaurant. He was convicted and sentenced to die in 1996, and the U.S. Supreme Court turned down his last guaranteed appeal this year.

A judge scheduled his execution for the week of Aug. 18.

State prisons officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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