The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Jul 25, 2007

APD Woes: Someone's Got To Pay

You probably remember the arrest for DWI of undercover State Police officer John Lytle back in January (ABQ Journal - Subscription). You may also have heard that officer Lytle was found not guilty of drunken driving this June (ABQ Journal - Subscription). Unless you spend a lot of time down at Metro Court, what you won't have heard about is the story of APD Officer Dawne Roberto.

Officer Roberto was the arresting DWI officer involved in the incident, and was therefore called upon to testify for the prosecution at the bench trial of officer Lytle. As such, one of her obligations was to meet with the defense team in a pretrial meeting; most of the time these pretrial meetings are very brief and are not conducted under oath. In this case, defense attorney Sam Bregman subjected Officer Roberto to a 2 hour pretrial grilling.

After her meeting with the defense, Officer Roberto realized that she had given the defense team some inaccurate information. Realizing that this could present a problem at trial, she brought her misstatements to the attention of the DA's office and asked for their guidance on how to proceed. The DA's office knowing that this case could end up a high profile case put two of their most aggressive ADAs Jeremy Peña and Jason Greenly on the case. Their advice to Officer Roberto was simple - tell the truth - which is exactly what she did.

Judge Daniel Ramczyk subsequently found officer Lytle not guilty. It's important to remember here that not everyone accused of DWI is guilty of the offense and more importantly a finding of not guilty doesn't necessarily mean that the prosecution, the judge, or the arresting officer made a mistake. Sometimes defendants really are not guilty.

You would think that the story would end there. In this case, it didn't. You see... Our Eyes tell us that the State Police Chief was none too happy about Judge Ramczyk's finding and called APD Chief Ray Schultz to let him know about it. That's when things started to go wrong for Officer Roberto.

After the trial (and subsequent angry phone call to Chief Schultz), officer Dawne Roberto was subjected to what could only be called retribution. She was put on 2 days of administrative leave, and stuck on desk duty upon her return. Captain Ron Hetes (one of the Almighty Marty's four henchmen from Jim Villanucci fame), claimed that ADAs Jeremy Peña and Jason Greenly had indicated that she had a credibility problem with the DA's office and over at Metro Court with Judge Ramczyk.

If true, Officer Roberto would have a problem as all three are greatly respected by the department and at Metro Court. The problem is... when Peña and Greenly found out about the allegations against officer Roberto, they went straight to her attorney and denied the allegations and let him know that she had done nothing wrong at trial. Judge Ramczyk echoed the sentiment of the two ADAs and even called her in to his chambers to let her know personally.

To make matters worse, she was told that Captain Hetes was conducting his own investigation and that if he "found" anything she would be turned over to Internal Affairs. But, if she were to voluntarily transfer out of the DWI unit, everything would go away.

It's important to note that the DA's office and APD lose DWI cases all the time and officers are not (and should not be) punished for failing to convict the offenders. One high profile example is the recent case of developer Jason "Mario Andretti" Daskalos, who was found not guilty of DWI and reckless driving (ABQ Journal - Subscription). The Daskalos case hinged on the testimony of a Porsche expert; testimony that directly conflicted with the testimony of the arresting officer.

In the end, officer Roberto took the deal and asked for a transfer to the Valley Command; which was, you guessed it... denied. Despite an opening at Valley Command and despite her 8 years of service, she was sent to the Westside instead. Some of you are thinking... so what? Officers don't always get to go where they want. A true statement, but the position at the Valley Command was filled by a rookie with zero seniority.

Worse, Dawne Roberto is not only one of APD's finest - she's a single mom caring for two young children and her invalid mom. Her transfer puts her as far away from them as possible without joining the Grants police department, as her family resides in the Northeast Heights.

Unfortunately, we hear about cases like officer Roberto's all the time. APD seems to be replete with stories of petty retribution. One indication of a serious problem is that every officer with any time served seems to be lawyered up. In this case, a fine officer whose only crime was telling the truth was forced out of a job she loved because of an angry phone call. Someone has got to pay... especially if it's the wrong person.

136 comments:

Anonymous said...

So very typical of APD's Chief and administration..Chief Schultz could give a shit about officer's rights , as he violates them daily.

Here, this poor officer did nothing wrong and now she was sent to BFE! The sad part is that many officers are terrifed to stand up to this Chief, as they fear his retribution..He is one to carry a grudge and get even no matter what the cost. He has the attitude he is never wrong.

He did the same to another officer after a call from the sherrif who complained about an officer in the Race Car Driver Uncer case. Schultz went after Officer Costales for telling the truth. Media attenion made the chief drop the ivestigation, as the PIO said he knew knowing of the case, but acutally did. The chief could not go after his PIO for not telling the truth, so the case was dropped.

It's so sad, but just about every day this admiistration is targeting an officer, the majority of times for nothing.

Then there's the fact that the officer is a single parent with child care issues and a female. She would really be on the chief's target list, as he is an old fashion cop and does not care for female officers, much less child care issues.

Chief Schultz and APD Admin, quit being dictators and become leaders and maybe the officers will began to respect you.

Anonymous said...

The next mayor, seriously needs to clean up this sesspool.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Marty is going to be the next Mayor. APD/AFD and the other unions within the city will do just as they always have and sell their souls for a 2-6 percent raise and a promise of better work conditions, treatment, and a seat at the king's round table. The 2 unions had their chance to go with someone else and chose not to. Why is that? This Mayor is already looking into getting the City charter changed so he can run again.

Anonymous said...

Officer Roberto is NOT respected by her peers and she DOES have credibility issues. I am not a fan of the Schultz regime and believe that more are harmed by him than are treated fairly, however, in this case Officer Roberto is lucky to be employed. She has been coddled and passed along BECAUSE she is a female. Put it this way...Callaway is a big fan of hers.

Anonymous said...

Nice attack on your fellow officer! What you have said does not speak to what is at issue. She testified to what the truth was, and she has been treated in a way that seems punitive. Sticking to the facts is hard, but it only lays validty to the claim when attacked without merrit, cause, and or facts. I wonder if this Callaway person would admit that he coddled, passed along and is a big fan of hers. I bet not. I would seek a lawyer, and not the Union attorney.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be too quick to think Dawne Roberto walks on water. She should be greatful she has a job. She is NOT respected and should not be wearing the badge that most of us are proud to wear, and have earned. I too am not a fan of this administration but I am also not a fan of anyone who does not deserve to wear our badge. Dawne Roberto falls into the second category!

cartman said...

there must be huge chunks of the story missing, such as what is the angle of the NMSP? Are they sorry they fired the guy or are they sorry he will prob. sue them now that he is aquitted. As always there is the issue of once an internal investigation opens things of all sorts come out, often that have nothing to do with the original issue. It does seem that if she transferred voluntarily she should be placed by senority / but we dont know what all is going on in the undercurrents. Dawne is somewhat notorious for being a bit of a whine, but even a blind pig gets an acorn once in awhile so she might be a victim here, but lets wait to see what comes out b4 jumping off a cliff onn either side of this issue just yet!

Anonymous said...

To the two MORONS that think so little of Dawne and claims she's done wrong....put your money where your mouth is. Please, since you seem to know everything about her, give us the details.

The fact is, you don't know shit.

I'm betting you're both APD BrASS-holes, and the fact that Dawne Roberto is a damn good cop only reminds you of how YOU don't deserve to wear the badge. There used to be a little thing in this department called HONOR. Clearly, you have none. So squeeze out the good cops, the ones with HONOR and RESPECT and DIGNITY, so you can feel better and not be reminded everyday of how pathetic YOU really are.

Dawne, if you see this, what was done here is nothing less than fucked up. We're behind you all the way!

Anonymous said...

This is yet another example of how calloway and the chief target police officers who try to stand up to them or get the truth out.
I think people need to know they are targeting females also. I was told that the union is trying to help another single mother who's husband left to iraq, she has two small kids apparently and is working nights. she asked calloway for a transfer and he denied it, of course, and now we were told she sent her children to live in another state. Thats how we treat veteran families? or any police families? someone has got to do something, is anyone helping these people? where is her union? someone help us!!! and you better believe we have to stay anonymous, this chief will hunt you down and ruin your life, at all costs.

Anonymous said...

any thoughts I've had about joining APD are gone. you all are so malcontent. seriously mean.

Anonymous said...

There is no more accurate measure of the health of any organization than employee morale.

If morale is in the toilet; something is wrong.

And if the person at the top is denying the existence of a problem;

then he IS the problem.

Anonymous said...

As usual Marty's troops are clogging up the site with statements that make out Officer Roberto to look like the bad guy's. It always makes we wonder why instead of doing a national search for a strong Police Chief why did he contact Schultz so quickly. Was it because he knew he could control everything? This is just another example of being able to get rid of those who are doing there job. You know its a sad situation when the Judge and AD's tell you you're doing the right thing and they respect you.

There was an article in the ABQ Journl/Tribune that stated they were concerned about the force having trouble holding on to the size of organization we need. To many retiree's and not enough signing up to join the force. Its not so much the retiree's that have caused the problem but, when you see something like this, and the statement about the other officer who's husband is fighting for our freedom, as well as the one who came back and is refused by Marty and his goons his rightful placement by FEDERAL LAW, why would you want to be here. Unless of course, you're willing to be a yes man.

Also was rather tickled to see that the many new recruits that was shown in the newspaper attempting to qualify was only 2.
Where were the others that make up the many who applied. I don't think that even a wide lens would have found them.

Anonymous said...

Got get em Chief ! Don't let these cowards deter you. Keep pushing the Dept. forward. These idiots will still be here posting venom while the real Officers march forward.....

Anonymous said...

yeah go get em' chief! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA so there are REAL officers and what are the others?

Anonymous said...

The others are Cowards, no good lumps of crap that do nothing but collect a check & bitch about what a terrible job they have. in other words, poor employees that could not make it in the private sector for 1 week before they got fired. People like Mark, Joe, Paul.....We all know who they are.

Anonymous said...

Dawne is an O'l bar whore herself, I know, been there, done.....well you get the message.

Anonymous said...

This chief does not care for females officers! He had the chance to once again break the glass cealing last year by promoting a female to deputy chief. There were two captains that could have easily fit into one of those positions. Once of them was very strong, experienced and extremely well educated. However, he continues to go by the good o'le boy system and just promote his friends. If Dawn were a male I am sure the Chief would have had a different attitude towards her.

Anonymous said...

TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE SOLD YOUR SOUL TO KING MARTY AND PRINCE RAY; YOU ATTACK AN OUTSTANDING OFFICER TO PLEASE THE KING AND THE PRINCE SO YOU CAN KEEP YOUR RANK OR GET PROMOTED. HOW CAN TO LIVE WITH YOURSELF. YOU HAVE LOST YOUR HONOR, IF YOU EVER HAD ANY. THE RANK AND FILE OF APD KNOW AND RESPECT DAWNE. THERE IS NO RESPECT FOR THE TOP COMMAND STAFF OF APD.WHAT THE CHIEF DID TO DAWNE IS A NEW LOW, EVEN FOR HIM.THE CHIEF AND HIS YES MEN WILL DO ANYTHING TO AN OFFICER RIGHT OR WRONG JUST TO PROVE WHAT POWER THEY HAVE.HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU AT APD HEARD FROM THE COMMAND STAFF, GO AHEAD SUE ME, BY THE TIME THE SUIT SETTLES ILL BE GONE BUT YOU WILL SUFFER NOW. I OFTEN WONDER HOW THE COMMAND STAFF WOULD FEEL IF THE MONEY TO SETTLE THE SUIT CAME OUT OF THEIR POCKET. WHAT A WAY TO RUN A POLICE DEPARTMENT. ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE SOLD YOUR SOUL, CHANGE IS COMING ELECTIONS WILL BE HERE SOON. REMEMBER YOU WITHOUT HONOR,YOU HAVE CALLED THE WIND, BE PREPARED TO REAP THE WHIRLWIND.

Anonymous said...

Damn I wish both Dept. would merge into one Metro Dept. and have a leader like D. White. I don't read this kind of attitude with BCSO.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Darren White is a media whore, but he is an excellent leader. He puts his money where his mouth is, and he takes damn good care of his own. Good equipment, excellent morale, and fairness all the way around. I hope White runs for mayor..I'd vote for him in a heartbeat, and I'd be willing to bet the union would back him too. You don't hear about even a fraction of the garbage that goes on at APD with BCSO. That's because supervisors are kept in check, but at the same time they are allowed to actually SUPERVISE their men. They are not micro-managed. APD's command staff could learn some valuable lessons from BCSO. It's ashame that our "world class city" has a police department with the morale and leadership of a third world country. Shultz and all his pussy DCOP's should be ashamed to wear the badge. The badge signifies honor, respect, duty--of which they haven't even the slightest clue.

Guilmette, Roberto, Kirby--all made examples of so the 5th floor can re-affirm the control they have over the rank and file. They lead by fear. They violate civil rights, federal labor laws, alienate hard working cops and ruin the reputations of the cops who work so hard for this city.

Karma is an ugly bitch, and right now she's taking notes.

Anonymous said...

interesting that the last post mentions Kirby. Ive alway wondered how the people who sign off on his firing get past the fact that they are all in bed with Jason Daskalos' dad. Nick and marty, very indebted to him for $$. Hell even the state gave Daskalos ingress to his land from Paseo del Norte, something no one else gets - not even national chains like Kohls. MArty gave Daskalos senior the concessioin at the airport during his first term..I certainly hope Kirby got a job w/Daskalos construction

Anonymous said...

its no wonder andrew kicked her ass everyday. if I was married to her I would have beat her ass everyday too.

Anonymous said...

Nick Bakas did nothing for the city but cause problems..Everytime he opens his mouth he inserts his foot. They moved him to the airport because he was a worthless embarrassing fool for the 11th floor. They all think he is a joke.

Marty however, will not get rid of this putz because he brings to much Greek money to his election. With the governor's race coming, he needs Bakas's Greek money. The cheap ass does not even give very much himself. He depends on the Greek community to keep him in power and employeed.

Anonymous said...

Last post, You are very correct. The mayor depends on the money Nick brings. With the up and coming Gov race approaching he with keep Nick around.

The interesting thing is that I was having lunch at Capo's and I heard the owner who is Nicks best friend talking to some cops also at lunch there. He was telling them that his brother Darren White was going to run for the Governor's race and would be running against Mayor Chavez. He went on to tell them that he would be supporting Darren White who would be a great Governor.

It will be interesting to see if Nick's Greek money goes to Darren White or Mayor Chavez????????????

Anonymous said...

Three posts up. You are an idiot. Not only do you defame Dawn, but you also are now defaming Andrew by telling everyone he is a wife beater. I know both of them and Andrew and Dawn are good people who get pulled down by trash such as yourself. They may have their problems but what you have done is wrong and you need to apologize to both of them.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunatley this boiled down to one thing POLITICS. What they did to Dawn was nothing short of a Ray ego stroke and he took a great officer down. I have worked with her and I will tell you she is completely selfless. SHe often puts the squad.before anything. She would on numerous times help out with f.I. stuff or other things just to help out. Her enthusiasm and love for the job was always present. There wasn't a night where she did not make us laugh. How can any of us forget all the times she brought us full dinners that she had pad for just so we didn't have to eagt crap graveyard food. I have seen Dawn since this all went down. she hold her head up high and will not let them beat her

Anonymous said...

I'm not a cop, but i know Dawne, and in my opinion she is a great cop. Cops like her are the reason I want to join APD, in spite of the other garbage. I'm proud to know her, and proud to call her my friend.

Anonymous said...

Andrew should be fired for what he did and once again the fifth floor covered it up!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know Dan from Capo's and White are very good friends. I'll bet the Greek money from Ex-Chief Bakas goes to Sherrif White for Governor!

Sherrif White would make an excellent Governor!

Anonymous said...

TO THE FOOL THAT SAID DAWNE IS A BAR HO AND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU ? AND TO THE PERSON THAT SAID YOU WOULD BEAT HER ASS EVERY DAY. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR BADGE APD DOES NOT NEED YOU. YOU DONT MAKE IT AS A MAN BEATING A WOMEN, MUCH LESS AS A COP.

Anonymous said...

TO THE FOOL THAT SAID DAWNE IS A BAR HO AND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU ? AND TO THE PERSON THAT SAID YOU WOULD BEAT HER ASS EVERY DAY. PLEASE TURN IN YOUR BADGE APD DOES NOT NEED YOU. YOU DONT MAKE IT AS A MAN BEATING A WOMEN, MUCH LESS AS A COP.

Anonymous said...

Three post up. I have to agree! Dan from Capo's knows every thing going on in city govt...

He is in all three camps:Team Marty, Team Darren and Team Bakas.

It will be interesting to see who he really supports. My bet will be Darren.

Bakas will dump team Marty at the last minute and take the Greek money to Darren, just watch!

Anonymous said...

Dan's the man, and he does know the political scene. He will be in Daren's corner for the gov's race and I am sure Nick Bakas will be there as well!

Daren will make a great gov anyway! Much better than the little troll Mayor Chavez.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with all the bad comments on Officer Roberto cops need to have each other's back, regardless of the situation. What people don't know, is Officer Roberto gave 3, yes three, different statements, one to State Police IA, one in a pre-trial, the last while testfying on the stand. Lesson learned here, don't cooperate with IA from another agency. They used here statement against her but I am sure the Chief made her go or probably threatened to fire her. Does the Chief hate women cops, heck yeaaaa, that is not rumor, just got to reasearch it, its all on paper, been there. I don't think we should judge each other as we don't know if Officer Roberto gave the conflicting statements on purpose or truly didn't write a good report. If you haven't been there, I don't think we should judge.

Anonymous said...

If you guys think that Bakas took the airport job on purpose, you are crazy. He got transferred there for a reason, we just got to find out why.

Anonymous said...

I heard when he got the Fire Chief's brother also a fireman booked and released that it pissed the mayor off. It was Brett White's case. Bakas ordered the fire chief's brother to not be transported to the PTU, but to be processed and than let go. That's what did it. Sgt Mark Garcia was also there.

Very similar to the Daskolos case. Right after that he was moved. He didn't know he was being moved until after the news contacted him. hahahahah

Could not happen to a nicer guy!

Anonymous said...

He is not and was not a fireman when he, (Ralph Ortega) was arrested. He is employed in the City Enviroment Deptartment. Trish Hoffman was coached what to say about that whole thing and was made to look like she was either incompetent or being dishonest. The fact of the matter is Bakas could only stomach certain firemen the rest he could care less about. That's a problem. He made himeself and the Mayor look like idiots over the Rumble in the Rio. He is rumored to be tied to the J. Daskalos/B. Kirby case in some way. He became a liability to Marty and it's rumored Marty only wanted the campaign money and not the relationship.

Anonymous said...

Kirby's mom is Greek. What ever happened to his case, did he win his labor hearing?? I heard the City Attorney tanked it on purpose didn't bring up a lot of the issue at hand. How nice, a APD Officer walking prisoners out of jail, technically, he was under arrest and in jail. I see Kirby still attends the APOA meetings, I see his name on the sign in log????

Anonymous said...

Bakas needs to get his son promoted to Captain before Marty leaves. Although the APOA backed Marty, I didn't vote for him, I am proud of that!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I'd be proud to tell everyone you pickerd a loser, what a moron.

Anonymous said...

Better to vote for a loser than someone who has no morals.

Anonymous said...

Thats good, you just keep voting for the loser.....

Anonymous said...

Chris Bakas will be promoted by the Greek money that Marty wants! Nick bakas my be an idiot, but marty wants his money.

Watch Kirby get his job back!

Worst of all we will end up having his son as a captain. One less place to go and work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's just like his dad.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, Ben Kirby back on the job carrying a badge & gun. Just what we need to restore public confidence in our Officers. A guy who essentially set aside his oath and morals to break his friend out of jail. Yeah, that's a cop I want protecting my community. He belongs in jail not wearing the uniform of a cop! He was fired for cause and I'm willing to bet you won't see him working for APD ever again..........

Anonymous said...

Last post, he was fire because he received a phone call from the Chief of Public Safety asking him to go out to the Daskolos scene and see what he could do! We all know who always use to call and make special requests of APD for his friends whenever they needed something..

The reason Kirby would not rat the guy out is because they are both Greek and Greeks stick togeather.

The bad thing is that APD is hiring bad cops anyhow, so hiring back Kirby would be the norm for APD.

They even hired those 4 state cops that were fired. Yup, they now work for APD, not as officer's yet, but on the payroll, in evidence,range.

So when the last poster, who I know is on the 5th floor starts preaching his better than thou BULL SHIT!

Tell him to stops hiring these crooks with DWI's, DV, etc! JUST SO THEY CAN CLAIM TO REACH 1100, WHICH BY THE WAY WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND THEY KNOW IT!

When are you guys on the 5th floor going to start taking care of us. Can't you see that this place is falling apart!!!

Morale sucks!

Anonymous said...

It sure does and the 5th floor admin is resp for it!

They don't care about the officers!

Anonymous said...

Two Blogs Up

Public confidence in APD Officers went out the door when Schultz was hired and he appointed his goof squad as deputies!

Anonymous said...

Bakas and Debuck are the ones that pushed and brought Schultz back, we can thank them for our screwed up admin staff!

Anonymous said...

Debuck used to be cool as a Lt, but really changed his last years. He hangs out with the mayor and was not the same guy of 10 years ago. I left the
valley area when he kinda went 10-40

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it....

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just stick your head in the sand like the rest of us. It really helps. You'll hardly notice ANY of the bullshit that goes on around here.

Anonymous said...

Three posts up,Yeah, but will the dept ever recover from these idiots and the damage they have done to this dept. It totally wrong how our dept has become so politically corupt!

Anonymous said...

It will recover in a few years as long and they put in a STRONG CHIEF who is not concerned for his own welfare, but for that of the APD and its officers!!!!!!!!!

My brothers in blue, that day will come soon enough!

Anonymous said...

You mean brothers and sisters in blue. We will wait until that time approaches.

For now, so much for honesty and intergrity from our 5th floor!

Anonymous said...

Chief Schultz is only concerned about himself and his little group of friends, especially his little minion puppets that follow him on his runs.

You would think those guys would have some dignity and respect for themselfs.........

Anonymous said...

To the "loser" who voted for Marty, I bet your felling pretty good about yourself, hu,, I am impressed. APD isn't close to bottom lots more to come, wait and see

Anonymous said...

If you all really knew the whole stories behind these so called conspiracies you would sh*t all over yourselves. The department has so many oversight systems in place number one being the court system (lawsuits) and government entities that had 1/10 of the BS on this web page were to be true there would be multi=million dollar lawsuits being announced in the JOURNAL and a Federal concent decree. NONE of these exist, NONE. The department is holding the BAD apples accountable. So now the Bad apples are using this web=page to try and deflect from their own bad deeds and poor performance. They are spending way too much time slandering the department instead of doing their jobs. The rank and file should be livid with this behavior. Everyone knows who contributes to this junk, both the ones who are still at APD and the ones who left. Hey guys, your gone from APD, GET A LIFE, doing something with your time? suicide would be good. For the rest of rank and file? who are reading this stuff, as a citizen all we want is for you to do your jobs. You dont have to like the Mayor, Chief, Captains, PSA's, PIO (Trish) or anyone else at APD, just do your JOBS. Stop the bitching and work. Be glad that you have a job and live in a country where you spread this crap withour reprisal. If things are that bad Quit, leave, move, or transfer, their are plenty of people who would like your rank, cushy offices, new Tahoe and salaries. So with all that said, get to work.

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone who has some comonsence, intelect, and right attitude!! way to go,,, as a citizen we want to feel safe in our homes, and know that the police want to actually be police not bitching and moaning the entire time they do their job, imagine if you had to really work,,clock in, be on time, cant do errands while on the job,,just imagine! Again thank you for making a great statement and saying like it is, I support you 110%!

Anonymous said...

You know what...if you don't like where you are at...LEAVE...I did along with many others...There are way better departments out there that treat their officers with respect...Put your big boy pants on and start looking or stop complaining!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha cut and run pussies. I wouldn't stand in harms way with a bunch of cut and run pussies like the last 3 posters. Come to Irag and talk that shit. We talk shit about our President, Congress, and all the bad commanding officers, and we are not gonna quit. It's their RIGHT to talk shit and it doesn't make them anyless of a officer. Pussy.

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is that APD Brass will say and do anything to conceal the fact that they have a serious MORALE problem.

I am not an officer, nor would I want to be or ever dreamed about being one. I do, however know several who are hard working officers devoted to their city as they grew up here and have strong roots. Unlike the APD TOP BRASS!

I do work for city govt and have seen how bad the police dept has become over the years. So, when I see a posting like the one a few up, I know that it's B.S. Their are alot of problems with the APD and they are facing SEVERAL lawsuits FOR UNFAIR PRACTICES. The APD Brass' attitude is that they will all be gone when these lawsuit are settled several years from now, which is true, but we will pay the taxes for their foolish mistakes.

Look at the Chief Gallegos lawsuit, watch how fast the city settles that one! And we all know why!

You even had a chief recorded saying this stuff, wake up and start treating your officers with the respect they deserve!

So when someone puts that B.S. up, I personally know as a citizen that conditions at APD have never been worse.

Look at the massive amount of people leaving, both mid and high level supervisors, as well as officers. You have a problem!

Officers are leaving in RECORD numbers and they know that. That's why there is such a MAJOR recruiting push!

Watch the numbers that leave this year APD!

Oh yeah, your problem would go away if you were not hiring so many bad apples with bad pasts. When you start calling and hiring people that you have rejected in the pasted academys, you have a problem! People that would have never been hired by a Law enforcement agency are now being hired by you. I have seen this!

BOTTOM LINE, RECOGNIZED YOU HAVE A SERIOUS MORALE PROBLEM AND ADDRESS IT. PEOPLE MIGHT STAY !!!

DROP YOUR SERIOUS BETTER THAN THOU ATTITUDES.

Anonymous said...

AS A CITIZEN OF THIS CITY I WOULD EXPECT MORE FROM APD'S TOP MANAGEMENT TEAM. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ABUSE IT'S EMPLOYEES JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN.

MANAGEMENT MUST ALWAYS TAKE THE HIGH ROAD!

IF THERE IS A PROBLEM,FIX IT! DON'T TRY TO HIDE IT BY MAKING EXCUSES OR PLACING THE BLAME ELSEWHERE.

FROM READING THIS BLOG ONE CAN SURMISE WHICH STATEMENTS ARE MADE BY MGT AND WHICH ARE BY THE RANK AND FILE. THERE APPEARS TO BE A STRONG DICONNECT LEADING ME TO BELIEVE THAT APD DOES INFACT HAVE A MORALE ISSUE.

I PAY MY TAXES AND EXPECT MORE FROM MY POLICE DEPT. MANAGEMENT MUST SET THE EXAMPLE. HOWEVER, I DO NOT SEE THAT IN SOME OF THE PERVIOUS READINGS.

MANAGEMENT, FIX YOUR MORALE ISSUES. DROP THE DICTATORSHIP MGT APPROACH! YOU OWE IT TO YOUR DEPT AND THE CITIZENS YOU SWORE TO PROTECT!

CONCERNED CITIZEN

LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

Anonymous said...

The only Morale problem is the one being created and FUELED by YOU, Captain. What a professional you are! Ha

Anonymous said...

cut and run.

Anonymous said...

You are all a bunch of pussies...Shut the hell up and get back to work. If you can't do that, then get the hell out and make room for someone who appreciates a good job!

Anonymous said...

Like the fine laterals that APD has brought in. FINE, FINE group of unblemished Officers. Ha ha ha ha ha aha. I got your pussy! P.S. Sancho sends his regards.

Anonymous said...

Cut and Run!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah I got your Sancho right here bro....Get a job!

Anonymous said...

From one of the other comment strings:

It's gotta beat the miserable life he/she would have here working for this city.
It's gotten so that I'm almost sorry for some of the idiots in management at this point. Follow me on this K? There are so many of them that have been promoted way above their capability, and they don't even get it. They are universally hated by all the rank and file, given lip service, and laughed at when they turn their backs. There's no one that will back them up if they get into shit, and we are all just praying for that day. No one has a damn good thing to say about any of them, and they think that the other rank has their back and will take care of them if they get into trouble with the higher ranks. But if they look into the mirror, they will see the same kind of people that they think will take care of them. They need to ask themselves if they'd back up the other assholes, and when the answer is no, then they need to realize that they haven't got any back up for themselves either. There is no honor amongst thieves, or anyone who has a management position in the city.
And the reason you gotta almost feel sorry for them? They don't even get it.

This is completely true. And I'm gonna laugh my ass off when they all start eating each other alive. There's blood in the water. The sharks are circling.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh I gotta a job. It's PIMPIN' your ol' lady.

Anonymous said...

I don't have an "Ol'Lady" I'm a single, gay, law enforcement officer and I find your behavior & comments disgusting. You disgrace the oath you took to our community, your fellow Officers and your badge. The simple fact that you would reduce to writing the notion that you would not come to the aid of your fellow Officer because of his rank or political beliefs, tells me everything I need to know about you and your character. Like I said.... Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Nope. Wouldn't 82 them if their ass was on fire. My fellow 34's yeah.
When the rank is doing something besides fucking over their subordinates, then I'd 82 them. Until then? Fuck them. I'm 10-6.
Fly that rainbow flag girlfriend, you're here, you're queer, and we're used to it. Was that supposed to be shocking? Or are you just bragging that you like getting bent over? The rest of us? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

Now I know you're not a real Officer, just pretending online. A real Officer would not ignore a call for help from a fellow Officer, ever, ragardless of rank or department.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the poster above. If he/she is a cop then no stone should be left unturned in an effort to identify them and fire him/her. There is no place for anyone with those views in any police department. Does anyone know his name so a complaint can be filed? Maybe it's time for a Psych eval along with a fitness for duty exam. Watch your back, Karma has a funny way of coming around and biting you in the ass.

Anonymous said...

Supervisors that fuck you over just because they can? And you want me to 82 them? And when it's all over then they turn around and blame their back up for their fuck up? I think not. I say let them hang alone. Screw that and screw them. Psych evals? Fitness for duty exams? Ha! Lets make them go first. Then we'll see.

Anonymous said...

Psych evals????? You mean the same Psych evals the FINE, Unblemished laterals tooks when they were allowed into the academy with their past??????? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

The very same ones, probably the same ones you should have taken but apparently skipped in the process........

Anonymous said...

The Laterals did not recieve Psych evals from APD....They used their old ones from their respective depts. So, we don't know what we have?

How do you guys like the new stress free academy. No yelling or sreaming the first week, as well as limited physical activity....

Boy, have times changed!

Must be nice!

Anonymous said...

What is with all you guys thinkin' that everyone in here tried out and didn't make it into the academy? Ummm ... just to let you know. I was smart enough to go to college and get a degree and get a job that pays me more than what the dept. could or would pay an officer. Maybe if you had higher aspirations in life you too might have achieved something higher than "THE ACADEMY". P.S. The State Police Academy is harder than APD's so I hear.

Anonymous said...

At the present, everyone's academy is harder!

NMSP is by far the most difficult academy.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah. and mine is bigger than yours & my dad can beat up your dad.......Waaah go back to work

Anonymous said...

Eat a fat dick homo .........!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah. and mine is bigger than yours & my dad can beat up your dad.......Waaah go back to work

You'll get over it.

Anonymous said...

THE EYE SAID........

Worse, Dawne Roberto is not only one of APD's finest - she's a single mom caring for two young children and her invalid mom.....

Next we're gonna be hearing that she has to walk to work, barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways....If she's so great why the single mom status? Why nobody else to help her with her mom? I think it's all BS

Anonymous said...

It is better to raise your children alone than in a bad marriage. And it is better to take care of your parents than stick them in a nursing home.
And it is better to be able to hold your head up at the end of the day knowing that you've done nothing wrong, and everything right.
I think she can do that.
But there should be some people who can't look themselves in the mirror for what they've done to her and others. The rest of us know who they are. I doubt if they'll get help if they need it. Maybe after getting their ass kicked on the street, they'll learn not to screw over the troops.

Anonymous said...

Wahhhh Wahhhhh cry me a river

Anonymous said...

They'll get over it....!

Anonymous said...

You poor, poor fools...You continue to stay on a department that treats you like shit...And then you post your complaints on a blog site thinking thats going to unite you bickering children.
To the fool who called me a "cut and run pussy"...Wow great come back...You're the one who won't back a fellow officer...RIGHT!!
Have fun down there!!

Anonymous said...

cut and run!

Anonymous said...

cut and run pussy

Anonymous said...

I think many people are missing the point....Many of us officers love our job, are going to live in Albuquerque, and want to do what we can to clean it up. There is no other place like this city to work....so many dirtbags...and so much crime. I could leave right now for about 20% more in pay, but my wife has a great job here in the city and we are here. I go to work every day and do what I can to fix the problems that I see. However, the constant lack of respect, division, and "all for me" attitude of the 5th Floor is disheartening. I have worked for other crappy bosses in the past and have loved my job. I just hate having to worry about getting my head knocked off because somebody on the 5th floor needs to make an example of an officer to impress the Chief or keep the Mayor's Public Relations people happy. Officers are like anyone else...mistakes happen...and the 5th Floors "shoot first" attitude is not acceptable. I have talked to many officers who are afraid to do their jobs...not because they are doing anything wrong...but because they are afraid that they will get their ass handed to them for making a decision. Discipline in this department is at an unbelievalble level....the 5th floor is handing out 100 and 200 hour suspensions like candy, instead of addressing the issues with acceptable corrective action and training. I love where I am, I love the people I work with (I would give my life for my brothers/sisters in blue), and I love the job I get the opportunity to do every single day....I just hate not being lead by my leaders.

And to Mr. Smarty Pants...I HAVE A DEGREE....When there are shots fired at your house, hold that degree over your head and wait for all the men/women of this department to run as fast as they can toward the gunfire to help you. It would blow your mind to know that many of our department have degrees and they continue to do the job very intelligently. The reason you are not a cop is because the job takes intelligence AND BALLS. You were smart enough to get a C average ....lets see if you can chase a bad guy down on foot, finish a fist fight in the dark back yard an unknown house, get handcuffs on the person, and then sit down and articulate what just happened. It takes much more than a piece of paper to make you smart!!!! Now, finish playing minesweeper, it's almost time for your coffee break, don't get a papercut.

Anonymous said...

Amen and hallelujah. I am so glad that my hubby is out of this dept I can't even tell you. Having that unit in the front yard is nothing but a damned target. He loved his job too, but it all started to go south back with Polisar. Even he would be an improvement at this point, and he was an asshole. I can't wait to get done with my retirement, and get the hell out of this city, and I'm actually thinking out of this state, especially if Marty becomes gov. We will all be so screwed then.
You hang in there, it's guys like you that keep the city running, not the idiots upstairs. Do they not realize that it's the troops that make them look good? Not the other way around? Duh....

Anonymous said...

I noticed that you both are tax payer tit suckers. Why wait for retirement? Do the honorable thing and quit....Hell I bet your husband was just as bad an employee as you...

Anonymous said...

I hear that Texas is nice. You should collect your husband from the nursing home & move there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, quitting is honorable? Maybe that's what you need to do then.....
And I don't work for the city, nor would I ever, with supporters like the people who answered my comment, why would anyone want to work there? The sarcasm, hatefulness, and spite shown from your comments alone are the perfect example of why the city is in the shape it is in. The higher up in management you are the more it shows. If quitting is so honorable in your book, maybe you should. Quit that is. Or do you already know that you couldn't make it out in the real world? My husband was not a bad employee, I am not a bad employee, both of us have degrees, and he went into the job for the love of it. Is it a bad thing to love your job? In this city it must be because as soon as you do, you get the higher management out dicking with you until you hate it. This is the bottom line of what is wrong with the city, no one realizes that happy employees are productive employees, it is all stick and no carrot. And there is certainly no leadership by example. I do know people that make up where they work just so no one will know they work for the city, as it has become a shameful thing. And as I said, as soon as I finish my retirement, NOT from the city, we - and our retirement money are outta here, as I suspect most of the ex city employees are, TX? Thanks for the tip, I hear CO, and AZ are nice too, anywhere out of the reach of this little man mayor and his idiot supervisors such as the two that have replied here. And I won't let the door hit me in the ass, you won't see me for dust......good riddance to this state.

Anonymous said...

Hasta LaVista baby......Oh, & I agree...Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I'll warn the good state of Az of your pending arrival.

Anonymous said...

FUCK all you cut and run muthafuckers.To the poster going to Arizona. You are better off in Arizona. This shit hole is only for cheap, dumb labor, and rental property. Duh, Duh, Duh, Yes Sir Masta Marty!

Anonymous said...

Too the two poster wishing others good riddance......? You sorry sacks of shit, probably couldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight. You probably TALK like LIONS and Get slaughtered like lambs. Punk BITCHES to put in street lingo. FUCK YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

Anonymous said...

Nice, and we are to believe that you are responsible citizens and employees? We are worse off than I thought.

Anonymous said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Marty and his Jestors will "GET OVER IT". Arizona is not a bad place at all. That is where the current shit bag police chief went to when he left the first time.

Anonymous said...

There you have it folks, Az is not that bad. So, pack ur shit & hit the bricks........

joe schmedlap said...

If a Dr or a plumber or a professional in any other business negotiates a better contract in a new town, a place where he wants to move his famiy to, would anyone say he is "cutting and running"? This isn't like desertion from the front line, it is just people acting like Americans and exercising there right to move freely about and find better work in a capitalistic society. The grass is always greener but who knows, maybe some of these folks who move will find what they are looking for.

Anonymous said...

I agree, exercise away, far, far away.......See Ya

Anonymous said...

How about you get your shit packed and then you can get beatin with a brick?

Anonymous said...

You talk big while hiding behind your skirt, Sally.

Anonymous said...

wow you guys are acting like a bunch of fucktards- seriously - grow up little ones. I refuse to believe that any of these guys except for the two I know who post here are or ever were 34s

Anonymous said...

No shit,,,,when are you leaving for Az?

Anonymous said...

If we could only direct this energy away from each other and point it at the mayor, we could actually set aside some of our differences and get him ready to pack his bags, wake up people, I know some of you dont like each other, but there is a common denominator. inform the citizens, tell them how hes now drunk with power and greed. it wont change til you start working on his minions too. I say we begin with those two bong water drinking frat boy flunkies he has up there running amok. yeah you know im talking to you two little boys. you shouldnt have taken the bait, but then again we dont think youre old enough to buy yourself a drink yet...............

Anonymous said...

I think the Mayor is doing an excellent job, so count me and a few 10's of 1000's of other citizens out. I can't wait to vote for him again, at least for Mayor. I would rather he run for Gov though...

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ........The City lost another case in court. Hey Mayor pay your firefighters correctly. He is gonna run for Gov. of the State? GOOD LUCK .

Anonymous said...

How much is that gonna cost us? The more lawsuits Marty loses in court the more ammo for the others to remind the voters. You fucked over FIREFIGHTERS Marty? Bad, Bad, choice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Marty hurry up and get your cornhole healed up, so when the RED LIGHT SCAMERA is done and finished it can BLEED. P.S. You will get over it.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha you mean the City Attorneys lost another case that will cost us millions. NO NOT THEM......? The Cornhole joke. Now that's funny!

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it...

Anonymous said...

I'll get over it????????? I hope MARTY CAN GET OVER IT! He is the one who got his CORNHOLE PUNCHED IN again. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

Bleed, then Heal, get back to feeling good or "Get over it" as your people like to say, then WHAM get your CORNHOLE punched in againg with the NEXT 3 cases in court and BLEED SOME MORE and then "Get Over It" and well you get the point. I'm just glad to see such (Get Over It) attitudes from our elected officials. Go Get Em' "Get Over It folks".

Anonymous said...

Bleeding Cornholes......? I'll never look at Marty the same way. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it

Anonymous said...

Personally I dont get over it, I stay pissed forever..... I don't get over any time Ive been victimized

Anonymous said...

You will get over it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bregman/Livingston threw it in Marty's ASS on the FLSA lawsuit. Word is he doesn't care Because the voters aren't smart enough to think back 3 years when he runs for Gov.. Fire up the Commercials D. Denish and let em' have it. Marty will get over it.

Anonymous said...

what is up with the retard who keeps posting ''youll get over it''? it is getting real annoying

Anonymous said...

You will get over it.

Anonymous said...

The "ywgoi" guy hasn't had an original thought for a few years, and I suspect has had a stroke or has tourette's. Either way, it's obvious he can't string more than those few words together.
I'm using my flsa money to go to the bahamas. Where are all of you going? And I don't care if I get enough for a big mac without fries, it's more than I had, and they didn't want to give it to me, but they'll have to. And I like that....

Anonymous said...

The person or persons responsible for posting "You will get over it" are in the Marty Administration. That is there way of annoying, and showing there complete and absolute rule over those who won't or can't make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Ban them from the blog!

Anonymous said...

You will get over it.

Anonymous said...

ywgoi;
your brilliant rhetorical riposte' leaves us breathless. The razor sharp cutlass of your wit cuts to the very bone.

Anonymous said...

You'll get over it.....

Anonymous said...

Wow you are a bright bulb -- you worked in the DWI unit once no?

Anonymous said...

No...You'll get over it.....

Anonymous said...

Of course we will. But we won't forget...

Anonymous said...

Oooooooh, scarey. You'll get over it.

Anonymous said...

That's "scary" numb nuts. Didn't they have a spelling component on your GED exam???

Anonymous said...

I failed that section....& you'll just have to get over that too!

Signed,
Numb Nuts