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In "Did Knee and Futrell Leak APD Warrants?," April 29, Jordan Smith wrote that City Manager Toby Futrell said that "she herself reported to police the original allegations regarding BTS' handling of the city contract." City Manager Futrell offers a clarification as follows (emphasis hers): "The correct statement is that the original complaint of pressuring contractors to hire particular companies by the City's Department of Small and Minority Business Resources came to me and I made the decision to report these original allegations to APD to independently investigate and handle.

"The expanded probe of BTS came as an offshoot of that investigation through separate allegations by a former BTS employee to, I believe, our City Auditor's Office. Although they may have also gone to APD, I was briefed through the Auditor's Office because we agreed to stop a planned internal audit of BTS so that it would not interfere with the referral to and investigation of those separate BTS allegations by APD. That internal audit had been planned because the BTS contract was expiring in several months and we wanted to update the City's December 2000 KPMG audit of BTS before re-negotiating another contract."

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