Los Alamos County Administrator Issues Statement on Police Lawsuit

Harry Burgess


Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess issued the following statement today with regard to Wednesday’s filing of a lawsuit against the County by two former Los Alamos police commanders and a detective:

“Late Wednesday afternoon we were notified by media that the law office of George Geran chose to release to them a lawsuit supposedly filed against the County by three current/former LAPD officers.  

“As of yesterday afternoon, the lawsuit had still not been served on Los Alamos County. I would like to state that the majority of the allegations being made were investigated at the time and decisions were made based upon the conclusions presented. There are several allegations in the documents that were not previously presented to the County, and the County will be following up on those items to determine an appropriate course of action, if necessary. 

“This case is particularly complex because there were several individuals involved over an extensive period of time, and that broadens the perspectives offered from a variety of viewpoints. We look forward to the time when we will finally receive the lawsuit and have adequate time to review it.”

Burgess explained that Los Alamos County is represented in legal matters such as this by professional law firms working through the New Mexico Self Insurer’s Fund, and future statements to the media will be coordinated through their office.

Link to Wednesday’s story here.

Link to 37-page complaint filed in District Court here.