Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Is Robert Caswell investigating in the Valentino, Martinez, Moya affair?

When there is a scandal of any kind going on, and the APS Board of Education needs to find out what is really going on, they hire lawyers and private investigators to gather information and evidence.  By hiring lawyers and private investigators, they are able to exploit weakness in the Inspection of Public Records Act.

They have on more than one occasion, despite the glaring appearance of conflicts of interest and impropriety, used their own police force to investigate state and federal felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators and school board members and maintain control over those findings.

So it's a fair question;

Who is investigating the Valentino, Martinez, Moya affair?  Who is doing a forensic examination and review of the facts and evidence? Who is going to find out if something untoward was underway?
More importantly,
To whom will the findings belong?
  • the people who paid for the investigation and whose interests are at stake;
or to,
  • the leadership of the APS and their lawyers?
The board and their lawyers will insist that the truth is theirs, and they will spend however many dollars they need, to prove their point.  The will spend without limit and without (real) oversight.

I have only to point to the findings of at least two separate investigations into felony public corruption and incompetence in the leadership of the APS publicly funded private police force, and the tens of thousands of operational dollars they have spent in an effort to keep the findings hidden.

Neither APS nor Caswell will surrender the findings to the public record.  It is worth noting that through all these years and all this litigation, they have never established any legitimate need to hide the records, only that the law, stretched to its absolute limit, will allow them to hide them.

Who is investigating allegations of corruption and incompetence in the leadership of the APS?

APS is, that's who.

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