New Mexico State Police to release records on Martinez husband's travel

Posted at: 01/04/2013 11:54 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Susana Martinez
Photo: Susana Martinez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police will release records of work and vacation schedules of officers who accompanied Gov. Susana Martinez's husband on an out-of-state trip.

The department previously refused to release the records related to a 2011 hunting trip to Louisiana, saying protection of the governor and her family allowed the records to be withheld.

The Albuquerque Journal says two officers accompanied Martinez's husband Chuck Franco on the trip.

DPS spokesman Tony Lynn said the records will be released as a result of a directive from Attorney General Gary King.

King says a state Supreme Court ruling last June no longer allows records to be withheld for so-called "countervailing public policy."

The documents had been requested by the executive director of Independent Source PAC.

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