Dear G. Black:
My office will close out your public records request dated September 25, 2018 (identified as #18-5494), which sought copies of the following records:
Based on information and belief, Brent Dalton was involved in an incident at 12715 Calle Bonito NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112 on 06/29/2018 and 8/2/2018. The case numbers are 180073867 and 180062650. This letter constitutes a request pursuant to the New Mexico Statute Authority Public Records Act (“Public Records Act”) NMSA 1978 § 14-2-1 et. seq. I respectfully request copies of the following information in the custody or control of APD or any agency or subdivision thereof:
- All writings, including but not limited to police reports and logs, generated that relate to these incidents;
- All dispatch and/or CAD records that relate to these incidents;
- All taped communications regarding these incidents, including but not limited to, any belt tape dictation device recordings;
- All computer records and print-outs regarding these incidents;
- All video and audio recordings regarding these incidents, including but not limited to, any law enforcement vehicle “dash cam” video recordings, and/or “lapel cam” video recordings, including any safehouse interviews related to these incidents.
- All taped and written statements regarding these incidents;
- All photographs relating to the incident, including, but not limited to, any accident reconstruction photographs and/or tire mark photographs; and
- Any other records relating to these incidents.
We cannot permit inspection of these records because they are exempt from disclosure for the following reasons under the Inspection of Public Records Act: including NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1A)(4) (confidential law enforcement records); § 14-2-1(A)(8) (otherwise provided by law), including, but not limited to: NMSA 1978, § 32A-4-1 et. seq. (Abuse and Neglect Act); NMSA 1978, § 32A-4-1 et. seq. (Victim’s Rights); and NM Const. Art. II, § 24 (Rights of Crime Victims). If made public the requested records would seriously interfere with the effectiveness of a criminal investigation or prosecution. Additionally, if produced those records might unfairly cast suspicion on or invade the privacy of an individual accused but not indicted for an alleged criminal offense.
My office will close out your request. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Office of the APD Records Custodian
Acting APD Records Custodian/Records Supervisor
400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102
Office (505) 768-2137
Cell (505) 980-4944