Hello Mr. Benally,
On January 17, 2018, we received your request to inspect the following records:
all evidence in [APD’s] possession as it relates to the shooting and death of Daniel Arreola-Saavedra to our offices on behalf of Mr. Jesse Arreola
To provide increased transparency, the City has produced some records at the direction of Acting Police Chief Geier. Those records, and the rest of the case file, 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). The City is exercising this exemption and denying the inspection of the remainder of the records because, if made public the requested records could seriously interfere with the effectiveness of the criminal investigation. 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/Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137