Tuesday, December 22, 2009

APS misses another NMIPRA deadline.

I filed a request for public records; the reports from two of the three different investigations of the scandal in the APS Police Department, link.

APS' Custodian of Public Records
Rigo Chavez
, was required to respond
to that request within three business
days and did not.

At 15 calendar days, the records are
supposed to have been surrendered;
they have not.

Taxpayers are incurring a potential fine of $100 per day as APS continues to stonewall the request, link.

If a custodian does not deliver or mail a written explanation of denial within 15 days of receiving a request to inspect, an action to enforce the Act may be brought and damages awarded to the requester. ... a custodian’s failure to provide the required explanation may result in damages of up to $100 per day until the written explanation is provided.

The Act does not make the custodian personally responsible for payment of any damages awarded, but provides for payment from the funds (read; your tax dollars) of the public body.

It is my belief, the reports will document the involvement of senior APS administrators in felony criminal misconduct, link.

photo Mark Bralley

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