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Community Members Testify at Commissioners’ Meeting Seeking Transparency & Accountability

Thank you to everyone who spoke out to the Albany County Commissioners these past weeks by writing emails, Letters to the Editor, and joining us for Tuesday morning’s Commission meeting. The room was packed on Tuesday! The clear majority of folks were there to speak on behalf of public safety, accountability, and transparency. Testimony regarding …

Autopsy report: Colling shot Ramirez three times, twice in the back

Results from the autopsy of Robbie Ramirez show that Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling shot him three times in the process of killing him, including twice in the back. Ramirez, who was unarmed and struggled with mental illness, was the third person Colling has shot and killed in the line of duty. Albany County …

Second Request for Transparency – Denied 11/27/2018

After County Attorney Trent denied our petition requests demanding the release of the footage and Derek Colling’s disciplinary records and community complaints, ACoPP and the ACLU of Wyoming partnered to submit a second records request. This time, we asked that the public be given access to the footage in the same manner that members of …

County Attorney Trent’s Response to Petition Requests – 11/19/2018

https://vimeo.com/301966851On November 16th, ACoPP and dozens of community members submitted 573 of Albany County resident petition signatures to the Albany County Clerk. We demanded access to the body and dash camera footage, as well as Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling’s disciplinary records and community complaints. The County Attorney, Peggy Trent, denied our requests, despite Wyoming statute …