- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - State officials have asked that the city of Roswell reconsider its refusal to make some personnel records available to the public.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (https://bit.ly/2j8JziR ) that the newspaper requested former city zoo superintendent Elaine Mayfield’s personnel records after learning she was placed on administrative leave as superintendent of the Spring River Park & Zoo.

The newspaper filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office in September, alleging the city violated state public records laws by denying the production of records.

The Attorney General’s Office has since said the city used an invalid justification to withhold records in Mayfield’s personnel file from the Daily Record. The AG’s Office requested the city re-examine its denial of documents and produce the documents to the newspaper.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, https://www.roswell-record.com

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