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County attorney Trent faces conflicts of interest in choosing whether to prosecute Derek Colling

Albany County officials have found themselves in tough situations since Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling shot and killed unarmed Robbie Ramirez on November. 4th.Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley faced controversy for hiring Colling in 2011, given Colling’s history of violence. Colling had previously killed two people in the line of duty, he was fired from the …

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Dear friends and neighbors:After Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent rejected the petition you signed requesting officer video footage of the killing of Robbie Ramirez, we didn’t take “no” for an answer.On Tuesday, Nov. 27, ACoPP and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wyoming joined forces to submit an official request for public records from …

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 …