Judge: Doctor must release records

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Courts > Foster’s side gets another win in suit against Los Alamos County

By Tris DeRoma

SANTA FE — An Española psychiatrist who was treating a former Los Alamos Police Department officer has learned that he will have to turn over most of his documents related to the patient’s treatment to plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against Los Alamos County in January.
Former LAPD Commander Randy Foster, who is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, claims in the suit he was fired from his job in 2013 by the county over his handling of a personnel matter involving the psychiatrist’s patient, former police officer Brian Schamber.
According to the lawsuit, which also includes former LAPD Commander Scott Mills and former Det. Paige Early as fellow plaintiffs, Foster was fired in an effort by the county to appease Schamber, who successfully sued the county for $600,000.
According to court records, Foster was a key figure in getting Schamber committed to a mental health institution shortly after he allegedly talked about hurting members of the public as well as others to Early, his work partner at the time.
Schamber has since left the police department.

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