Request #18-815

Case Files


February 12, 2018 via email


Albuquerque Police Department


W. Dennis Maez






Point of Contact

Nyvia Barraza

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Dear Mr. Maez:


This email will acknowledge completion of your public records request dated February 12, 2018. Please be aware that my office redacted  information contained in the requested records: protected personal identifier, pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(B); medical records, pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(1); matters of opinion,pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(3); law enforcement records that reveal confidential sources, methods, information or individuals accused but not charged pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(4); attorney-client privilege, pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(6); as otherwise provided by law, pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 14-2-1(A)(8).  

Responsive Records:

  • Personnel Files - Mel Acata, Paul Belgardt & James Ortiz
  • Internal Affairs Files - Mel Acata, Paul Belgardt & James Ortiz
  • Training Records - Mel Acata, Paul Belgardt & James Ortiz
  • Weapons Certification Records - Mel Acata, Paul Belgardt & James Ortiz
  • CAD - 170410621, Case number 170014127
  • 911 Audio
  • Dispatch Airs

No Responsive Records:

  • Previous Officer Involved Shootings - Mel Acata, Paul Belgardt & James Ortiz -- None of these officers had any previous Officer Involved Shootings

You may pick up copies of the responsive records at:



Law Enforcement Center

400 Roma Ave. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102



Please contact (505) 768-2137 or (505) 768-2141 between the hours of 8:00 – 4:30.  Provide security with a copy of the attached invoice. Please make payment by cash ($758.50) or billed to your account. Payment may also be made by company check made payable to City of Albuquerque.

 You may access your invoice by signing into your NextRequest profile at the following website:

 If you have not created a profile, go to the following link:

If you are seeking to inspect the responsive records at no cost, then please contact my office and we will provide more information on the location of that inspection. The inspection may take place either at the aforementioned location, but more likely it will occur at the Office of the City Clerk, located at 600 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. That office is located on the 7th floor of that building. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk (505) 924-3650 if you have any questions related to the inspection at their office.


Please let me know if you have any questions.  





Nyvia Barraza

APD Records Custodian/Records Supervisor

400 Roma Avenue NW, Alb., NM 87102

Office (505) 768-2137

Cell (505)-980-4944

March 1, 2018, 9:40am
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
March 1, 2018, 9:39am
Department Assignment Public
Albuquerque Police Department
February 12, 2018, 3:38pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
February 12, 2018, 3:38pm