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Colorado Police Statutorily Entitled To Own Promotion Exam's Disclosure

Denver (Colorado) policeman John Pinder appealed the denial of his action to compel the Civil Service Commission's (CSC) production of his promotional exam results when denied sergeant status. The denial was reversed to comply with mandated statutory production.

Pinder's 1987 exam score was insufficient for promotion and he requested to view the results for future exam preparation. The CSC denied his request claiming that production would cause injury to public interest. The court granted the CSC summary judgment dismissal and Pinder appealed, arguing that C.R.S. § 24-72-204(2)(a)(II) specifically mandated disclosure to a "person of interest."

The Division Three Court of Appeals of Colorado reversed the denial holding that Pinder was statutorily entitled production because he was a "person of interest" regarding the requested documents. See: Civil Service Commission v. Pinder, 795 P.2d 1368, 14 BTR (Colo. App. 1990).

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