Investigation into possible open records violations at LPD

Investigation into possible open records violations at LPD

An administrative investigation is underway into possible open records violations at the LPD.

No confirmation on whether it is related to documents concerning the Ysasaga murder investigation. In a statement, City Manager James Loomis said he ordered the administrative investigation several weeks ago and the city is using all means available to conduct it. According to City Spokesman Jeff McKito, the investigation stems from questions raised during the processing of an open records request in which it appeared common procedures were not followed.

The open records training process for city employees is also under review to ensure they know and understand the law.

City Manager's full statement:

"As the official public information officer for the City of Lubbock, I take the open records
process and the state laws providing it very seriously. Several weeks ago, I ordered an
administrative investigation into this matter and that investigation is continuing. We are using all
means available to us to conduct it.
Additionally, the open records training process for city employees, including those in the Police
Department, is under review. While we are confident the training is sufficient, we are taking this
opportunity to review those practices to ensure employees know and understand the state laws
providing it."


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