In lawsuit over access to Colorado police data, Attorney General’s office is contradicted by its own records

The Gazette: In October, when Denver County District Judge J. Eric Elliff upheld records request denials for data that would show identifying and employment data for every law enforcement officer who has been certified to work in Colorado, he partially based his decision on testimony from Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office that the state’s system for maintaining this information did not have the capability to produce such data.

The agency that certifies police officers and has the power to discipline them in some cases by suspending or revoking their state licenses is the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, or POST. It’s housed within the state Department of Law, run by Attorney General Weiser.

Now, records obtained from Weiser’s office show that its database system not only has the capability to export data, but that that function was part of the state’s requirements for vendors when it was searching for a new database company.

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