Sunday, December 04, 2011

Brandenburg still waiting on APS

The simple truth is that a number of APS senior administrators committed a number of felonies. No one in the leadership of the APS, or their lawyers, has ever, or will ever, deny that simple fact. Nor will they surrender to public knowledge; the Caswell Report on an independent investigation of the corruption, and which names the names of APS senior administrators who broke the law.

Nor will they deny; the only investigation of felony criminal misconduct in the leadership of the APS Police Force was done by the leadership of the APS Police Force itself.

Nor will they deny; they have never surrendered any evidence of felony criminal misconduct to District Attorney Kari Brandenburg for her determination whether to prosecute APS senior administrators.

In early 2008, nearly a year after the scandal was exposed on the front page of the Sunday Journal, link, I asked Brandenburg for any public record the showed that APS had surrendered one shred of the evidence they collected. She refused, so I filed a complaint with the NM AGO.

In response to the complaint, Brandenburg wrote to the Attorney General's Office on February 19, 2008, and told their investigator that she didn't have to surrender those records because doing so "... would compromise the integrity of the ongoing investigation and prosecution of the case."

In August of that year, she gave us an update;

The investigation is ongoing & being reviewed. It will take months before we make any decisions, as it is complex and we are working on many other things, too.
Four years later, she's still investigating, link, and the evidence of felony criminal misconduct by APS senior administrators is still secret from public knowledge.

Statutes of limitation on the felonies have or soon will expire.

She once admitted, in public and on the record, that APS hasn't surrendered any evidence of felony criminal misconduct, and she was powerless to compel them to do so.

Apparently so is the Attorney General, link.

So which is it; Is Brandenburg investigating, or just sitting around waiting for the leadership of the APS to surrender evidence of their own felony criminal misconduct?

And why won't the Journal investigate and report upon what's going on?

photo Mark Bralley

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