Back in September, Mayor Tim Keller gave one of those rousing transparency speeches public officials are so fond of – especially those who are relatively new in their terms.
“Government only works when it is accountable to the people it serves, but historically there have been several gaps in this area at the city. We’re working to make our city more open and transparent across all departments. … ”
Kudos to the mayor.
Except that the Albuquerque Police Department – the organization one could argue should be at the top of the transparency list as it seeks to rebuild public trust while operating under a federal settlement agreement – apparently didn’t get the memo. Or officials put it in the circular file.