Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The scandal in the APS PD

became public knowledge in January of this year.

In response to community concerns about the impartiality of an APS audit; an independent investigation was commissioned.

The investigation was completed by Robert Caswell Investigations; and the results were given over to the leadership of the APS.

The leadership of the APS still has not released the results of the investigation to the public;

even in response to a request for public records under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.

APS/Modrall maintains that the public records are excepted from the requirements of the IPRA.

APS/Modrall claims that the records are "confidential due to personnel protections."

The only personnel who are being protected, are the corrupt and the incompetent in the leadership of the APS.

If there were an argument that was both legal and ethical that supported their refusal to surrender public records; the leadership of the APS would offer it in defense of their apparent willful and blatant disregard for the law.

The results of the private investigation of the APS PD contain evidence of the alleged public corruption and felony criminal misconduct.

When District Attorney Brandenbury was asked if the leadership of the APS had surrendered the evidence of criminal misconduct; She refused to answer the question.

There is evidence of criminal misconduct in the possession of APS/Modrall.

APS/Modrall refuses to surrender the records, even in complete disregard for the law.

APS/Modrall will not say whether or not they have turned the now 5 months old evidence, over to the DA.

District Attorney Brandenburg will not say if they have turned the records over to her office or not.

My guess is the evidence has not been surrendered.

Neither the leadership of the APS; nor District Attorney Brandenburg will admit on the record that there is any issue at all over whether or not the leadership of the APS was withholding incriminating evidence from the Office of the DA.

The greatest thing about membership in the priviledged class is that members cannot be compelled to explain, defend, or even acknowledge their membership.

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