- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police officials are denying accusations they hid evidence to protect a former officer embroiled in a lawsuit.

KOB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1VeyooM) that police departmental attorney Kathy Levy released court documents Friday that deny asking a police public records custodian to withhold cellphone records sought in the suit.

Former Sgt. Adam Casaus was convicted of misdemeanor careless driving for the February 2013 crash that killed 21-year-old Ashley Browder.

Casaus has claimed he was pursuing a drunk driver.

Attorneys for Browder’s family say a cellphone that would disprove that has disappeared.

Public records custodian Reynaldo Chavez says Levy told him not to release any records.


Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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