Dear Ms. Schauer Ives:
This correspondence regards your Inspection of Public Records Act (“IPRA”) request dated July 27, 2017 and received by my office soon thereafter. The request sought the following records:
Requesting any and all police reports involving Lilly Smith (Date of Birth 02/2/2017) (Date of Death 06/02/2017), Julianna Frantz, Cassandra Sanchez and Jeremy Sanchez. We ask that you specifically search for police reports which are/were investigated by APD Detective Dan Howie.
We cannot permit inspection of these records because they are exempt from disclosure under IPRA, NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(4) (confidential law enforcement records); and NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(8) (otherwise provided by law). If made public the requested records would seriously interfere with the effectiveness of a criminal investigation or prosecution. At this time my office is unsure how long we will continue to deem the requested records exempt under the law, however, we encourage you to resubmit your request at a later date.
My office will close out your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Office of the Acting APD Records Custodian
Acting APD Records Custodian/Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137