City of Burkburnett Blocks Newschannel 6 Request for Police Reports

The City of Burkburnett is attempting to block the release of police reports regarding the arrest of its former interim City Manager.

Commissioners voted unanimously on March 4th to fire Don Ives after he was arrested for Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct, a Class C misdemeanor. Burkburnett Police Chief Mike Tracy confirmed the arrest happened just after 10 p.m. March 3rd in the 600 block of Sycamore Drive, in a residential area.

Newschannel 6 requested copies of all arrest or probable cause affidavits on Ives, copies of all police photos of Ives and any police dash camera video related to the arrest.

The City has sent a letter to the Attorney General asking that all requested documents be withheld, arguing on grounds that an 'active criminal investigation is being conducted regarding the incident.'

Newschannel 6 will await a ruling from the Attorney General's office of whether any of those items should be released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Burk City Commissioners voted to hire Graham's Assistant City Manager, Tim James, as the new City Manager at a meeting Monday night.