Colorado Police Change Tune, Release Record of Pedophile Ex-USA Swimming Official Will Colebank — But Not (Yet) Narrative Report of His Arrest

Published September 28th, 2012, Uncategorized

In the previous post I reported the unhelpfulness of the Woodland Park, Colorado, police department and the Teller County district attorney in release of the 2007 report of the arrest, on child pornography charges, of USA Swimming-official-turned-Colorado-Springs-middle-school-teacher Will Colebank.

Moments ago I received a fax from the Woodland Park police with its “person record” of Colebank. I have uploaded the document to http://muchnick.net/colebankpersonrecord.pdf.

The fax cover letter from the police department records supervisor apologized for the “misunderstanding.”

The person record is both somewhat helpful and intriguing. What is intriguing is that it is not the document I sought but rather, apparently, a computer printout (dated today) of the department’s summary file on two Colebank case dispositions (both convictions) and his current status (probation).

I will check further with the Colorado Freedom of Information Council on whether the public is also entitled to access to the narrative report of Colebank’s 2007 arrest. I have routinely acquired such documents from police departments across the country, so the intuitive answer is “yes.” Woodland Park’s first voicemail message to me yesterday, before backtracking, had quoted the fee and procedures for my request in a very straightforward way.

Stay tuned.

Irv Muchnick