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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 continues to take action to get answers on why Alabama’s top cop was fired by the governor.

Governor Robert Bentley fired Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Secretary Spencer Collier citing an internal review conducted by an ALEA, ordered by the acting director, Stan Stabler, a political ally of Bentley’s.

The internal review allegedly shows misuse of state funds by Collier. Within 24 hours of his firing, Collier provided the first concrete details about the governor’s affair with Senior Political Advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason. He also made possibly criminal allegations against the governor, including a claim that the governor told him to lie to a grand jury in the corruption case against House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

We have asked for a copy of the report used to fire Collier from ALEA, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Governor’s Office. None of them provided the document. So on Monday, we escalated to an official request under the Open Records Act of Alabama.

On Tuesday, the Attorney General’s Office denied our request.A spokesperson for the office cites Section 12-21-3.1b of the Code of Alabama, which states:

“Law enforcement investigative reports and related investigative materials are not public records. Law enforcement investigative reports, records, field notes, witness statements, and other investigative writings or recordings are privileged communications protected from disclosure.”

We asked if that meant ALEA had criminally investigated itself to generate the report or if the AG’s Office has entered the report into their own active criminal investigation into Spencer Collier. We have not heard back.