Colorado: City Council votes to release police chief recruitment records after Judicial Watch lawsuit

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to release some records related to the city’s police chief recruitment process after a lawsuit from conservative group Judicial Watch.

The group “uses the open records or freedom of information laws and other tools to investigate and uncover misconduct by government officials and litigation to hold to account politicians and public officials who engage in corrupt activities,” according to its website.

In April, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the city of Fort Collins and City Manager Darin Atteberry over the city withholding records about its police chief search. Read more…