Dear Ms. Nguyen:
On July 23, 2018, my office received your public records request for the following records:
This is a request for public records as provided for in "The Inspection of Public Records Act" (NMSA 1978, Article 14, Chapter 2).
Once the Internal Affairs Investigation is complete, please provide a copy of the results of that investigation into Commander Jennifer Garcia. Commander Garcia has been placed under IA for alleged misconduct. She has since been moved from IA to the Traffic Division. Please provide the results from the private investigation agency's findings, as well as the Chief's final review once a final decision has been made.
As you know, the Act provides that if portions of a document are exempt from release, the remainder must be segregated and disclosed. Therefore, I will expect you to give me access to all nonexempt portions of the records I have requested, and ask you to justify any deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the Act.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (505) 331-0972 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance and I look forward to receiving your reply within the deadline mandated by law.
We cannot permit inspection of these records because they are exempt from disclosure under IPRA, pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(3) (matters of opinion); and NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(8) (otherwise provided by law), including, but not limited to Rule 11-503 NMRA (Lawyer-Client Privilege), and Rule 1-26 (Attorney Work Product).
My office will close out your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Legal Records Custodian