Monday, April 30, 2007

APS leadership answers the Trib's request for public records

The Tribune asked the leadership of the APS for the records from investigations of alleged public corruption and criminal conspiracy in the administration of the APS Police Department.

It wasn't an NMIPRA request, which would have been way to uppity.

The leadership of the APS told their reporter; you can't have them. They are public records which are excepted from surrender according to the NMIPRA; "...citing confidentiality under personnel protections.

The Tribune accepted and printed their justification without reading, apparently, the NMIPRA.

The NMIPRA provides ten specific exceptions to the law. No one of them sounds remotely like; public servants enjoy some special exceptions or personnel protections by virture of their public inservitude; quite the opposite.

Never the less, the Trib bought it; hook, line, and sinker;

and the leadership of the APS is off the hook, as far as the Trib is concerned, for public corruption and criminal conspriracy in their efforts to keep public records from public knowledge.

Only this time the AG is watching. And he really expects to be notified if the the investigation by his office is obfuscated by the the leadership of the APS.

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