Hello Mr. Reisen,
On March 7, 2018, we received your request to inspect the following records:
Incident reports and 911 calls for the following incidents:
Stabbing at MCM Elegante motel on 8/20/2017
Victim: Roy Chavez Jr.
Death at a house on 2000 block of Eton SE
Victim: Marc Brule
Death of Josephine Ortega on Euclid Court NE
These records are exempt from disclosure under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, Section 14-2-1(A)(4) (confidential law enforcement records) and (A)(8) (as otherwise provided by law). We cannot permit inspection because, if made public the requested records could seriously interfere with the effectiveness of a criminal investigation or prosecution. Additionally, if disclosed the records could alert potential defendants to destroy evidence, coordinate stories, or flee the jurisdiction. Further, incomplete investigations contain information that might unfairly cast suspicion on and invade the privacy of innocent people.
These records will no longer be exempt when the investigation is complete. My office will close out your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
APD Records Custodian/IPRA Supervisor
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505) 980-4944