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 18, 2007

Returning Fire - Tort Claim Filed

Friday, we told you the story of APD Sergeant John Guilmette who went to serve and fight in Iraq only to find he'd been stabbed in the back by APD at home. After a 9 month tour of duty, Detective Sergeant Guilmette returned not to a hero's welcome, but to what amounts to a demotion at APD.

The APD brain trust including Deputy Chief Michael Calloway decided not to give the sergeant his old job back or even a comparable one as required by federal law. Instead, they put him back in uniform and placed him in an almost used up vehicle at a time when every other sergeant with his level of seniority was getting brand new Tahoes.

Our Eyes tell us that yesterday Sergeant Guilmette fired back when his legal team officially filed his tort claim against APD. It will be interesting to see how the city and APD handle the situation now that the legal process has been set in motion.

70 comments:

cartman said...

if true I feel so sorry for John, he was only returning for one last year of service before retiring. I spoke with him the week before he left for Iraq and he told me that he wanted to come home safe and finish out his last year with "his guys" (his team). That Calloway or anyone else felt that they could do this is disheartening, because its not so much that they are stupid but that they act as though they are above federal law.

Anonymous said...

I guess we should be surprsed at this monumental situaton but, then again that wouldn't be the way to think. Seems the ones who should be in the know don't have a clue, just their own personal agenda's or those of the so called leaders.

I hope for all our sakes this comes down hard not only on the ONE that made the original decision but his superiors as well.
the bad thing is the taxpayers will have to pay AGAIN.

Seems someone has an S on his forhead and not on his chest.

Anonymous said...

Good for you John! Finally, someone with the balls and courage to take on APD's brass-holes! We'll ALL be rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

For what possible reason would you do this to a returning soldier/ officer? This is caty and womenlike. But then again, that's
they way it works on the 5th.

Anonymous said...

If APD is pulling this crap with a sargeant just imagine how they are treating the officers that work for sargeants patrolling the streets. If APD was a military organization deputy chief Cowardlyway and Chief would be relieved for cause and lack of confidence. That won't happen because we have a drunken/women beating Mayor that has used APD to get reports made on him to magically disappear.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you 5th floor !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

People like DC Calloway have no shame

Anonymous said...

The above just say it all. Can't add to it

Anonymous said...

Sad but true. upcommins, upcommins, upcommins !!!
Everything is about to come unraveling.

Anonymous said...

That is par for the coarse for this administration. Chief Schultz thinks he and his staff are above the law. They don't care because they all plan to be gone when all thses suits come. They all have such a poor attitude which is a reflection of their leader, Chief Schultz. They only care about each other and no one else!!!!!!! Chief Schultz has always been like that. He thinks he is better than I of us.

Anonymous said...

MARTY AND SHULTZ LISTEN UP:
I am tired of my tax dollars going to pay off lawsuits that were unneccessary had you done the right thing (as per the law).
I pay ALOT of taxes. As one of the richest business owners in the state, I pay more than any three of your cronies. I also vote, and have alot of influence on other voters. This is flat out illegal, unamerican, and shameful.
Straighten yourselves out, and straighten this out. Do the right thing FOR ONCE.

Anonymous said...

Schultz is enamored with himself as is Callaway. they are uninterested in doing what is right. Their only obligation is self promotion. This attitude of entitelement allows for poor policy. This is the ultimate travesty for a soldier. He didn'e return home on a hardship like one the DCOPs did. He served his country.

Anonymous said...

They can't do the right thing. There's too many favors and crooked commitments in place. They have to continue with the lies and deceptions, otherwise all the dominos and there little illegal house of cards will come dumbling down on them. We'll take back Galvin or Gil anyday.

Anonymous said...

How is it that the DCs are worse than the last three?

Anonymous said...

The last three Deputy Chief's were crooks.

joe schmedlap said...

Last poster - you idiot, the last 3, Ed Paul and Fowler were the best 3 DCs in the past 25 years - you have no idea how behind the troops they really were. Hiding behind an anonymous post calling those guys crooks is pure cowardice. No doubt if you are/were a 34 you were one of fat lazy f**ks, but I doubt that you were or you could see past the politics and know what a quality bunch they were by comparison to some of the TOOLS we have had in that job. I knew all of those guys for over 23 years, knew them well, and you (sir or madam) have not a flipping clue what vapors are arising as you talk through your ass!

Anonymous said...

they have retired. You can get your head out of their asses now!!!! The previous poster was correct...

Anonymous said...

Marty - shame on yer ass!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, the 3 were forced to retire, as they were a major liability and an embarssment to your dept.

schmedlap said...

My head wasnt in anyones ass; again, very brave talk. Opinion can be considered right or wrong but I seriously doubt you'd have the intestinal fortitude to tell me that to my face. Nothing those three men ever did was "crooked" - a couple of them got caught up in politics but even if you are from way outside the agency nobody in their right mind could comprehend anything bad to say about Fowler, he was like fricken Andy of Mayberry. The guy could have gone any day for his last 6 or 7 years but he stayed simply because he viewed himself as a cop only -- there isnt anything else he can or wants to do. Frankly abusing him is like kicking a puppy and you ought to be ashamed of yourself

Anonymous said...

Puppy, ask his ex-wife what he did to her! You may rethink your opinion. All the officer's know what he did. You're living in a dream world buddy. He was not worried when he and his friends were kicking Capt Leeper, trying to indite him.

Anonymous said...

You bunch of knot heads...I sure hope that none of you are current APD Officers. If so, from your attitudes, feelings and lack of respect for your employer & the citizens I believe we are all in jeopardy. What a bunch of children, shame on all of you!

Anonymous said...

Even if any of these posters are current officers....the poor quality of the administration/brass does not affect the quality of work the officers provide. Officers go to work to fight crime, take bad guys to jail, and clean up the city they live in. The only thing that poor quality administration does is make the working conditions for officers so bad that they seek employment with other departments which have better working conditions or at least better pay packages. The brass in the department are too busy planning out their own political futures to focus on what is important....taking care of the men/women of the department so that they can work more effectively and efficiently. The poor quality of administration directly hurts the citizens of Albuquerque because the best of the department are being driven away.

Anonymous said...

Bad working conditions for the Officers? Hell, these guys have it made. Great jobs & equally great benefits & a retirement package second to none. Take home cars, uniforms, training & all the free coffee & donuts they can eat....Pleeeezze, spare me with the bad working conditions crap! You act like they are leaving in droves....Not true, heck you can't get rid of them & once you do they want to come back on the re-hire PERA plan.....Get real

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the last poster is on the 5th floor and works recruiting...... Also making 101,000.00 a year. This place does such a poor job at taking care of its officers, as the morale is the lowest its ever been. Some guys stay because of the loyality to the community and have roots here unlike the 5th floor.

P.S. recruiting fool.... the rank and file that have close to 20 years on are leaving in droves!!!! Record numbers in fact. That's why you guys are trying ways to get them to stay Ex... look at all the inexperience, the new DC's,Capt's and LT's. Never has APD seen so many command staff leave. Watch again, this year they still are leaving..... Cause,,, piss poor leadership and you know it!!! quit sucking up and making up excuses for their departure, or are you terrified they will fire you!

Manpower, 1020 officers, what a crock....Do you really think people believe you?? the officers don't! Only 14 left in the academy with only 2 weeks down....Wow... you will graduate a whole 10-12 officers if you're lucky... Only 7 last time. Three academys a year....What a big waste of time and effort....Quit burning out your people over BS...Take a stand for once in your life.

Anonymous said...

So, true, we are not even close to that number. We are more like 870. Remember, the dept counts Open Space Officers who do not take calls in the city. They only patrol the parks just like they have always before we started counting their 25 officers in our line up.

We also count all the CSA's that work part itme and never take calls for service. There is about 40 or so of them.

Also, counted are the officers that have already left the dept and are on early retirement. These guys are not even here, but the dept keeps them on the books.

They also start counting them as soon as they enter the academy.

I can't believe how disperate the 5th floor has become, as they hire all the guys we have rejected in the past and would not have ever considered hiring! The 5th floor has called them all back and hired them. There was a guy in the academy that had three DUI's and a DV that the 5th floor hired, thank god he DOR by himself.

I just can't believe how low the 5th floor has gone just to try and get the numbers and save their high salaries.

The sad part is that they will never reach 1100 by the end of the year and they openly admit that, but the will lie and fudge the numbers when the time comes, just like they did with the red light camera's

Why can't these guys just tell the truth. If they would pay the troops what they are worth and bring their pay up from 6th in the state to at least the top 3 they would get more people to apply.

APD used to be the first choice in the city to apply, now the BCSO is the top LE agency in the city where people apply. This is all because Daren White take care of his troops and gets them the best equip and packages he can. It relects in their high morale.

Daren should be our Chief, he would not sell us down the river like the current staff.

Anonymous said...

5 posters up -- so thats the reason you dislike folwer, cause of the hookup w/Rick's ex??? Jeez how high school, besides that who really went after leeper compared to how he and sisi went after Ed? Really, thats pot-kettle-black kinds' logic homie

Anonymous said...

What??? The 5th floor cooked the numbers on the red-light-cameras??? You mean that there hasn't been a XX% drop in accidents as a result of the use of these safety-enhancing devices??? I'm shocked......NOT!

BTW, are all the "fish-eye" surveilance cams going up along Wyoming also for "safety", or more "Big Brother", nanny-state crap coming out of City Hall??

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS SAID.........
"Daren should be our Chief, he would not sell us down the river like the current staff".

Oh Brother, Daren doesn't give a shit about the Deputies....He is in it for the face time on the cameras & nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Above poster...

Get real. Yeah, he loves the face time. The camera loves him, and so does the media. But the fact is, deputies love him too. He does take care of his own. It proves that you can be a camera whore and still do the right thing. The idiot(s) on the 5th floor should take lessons....

Anonymous said...

So true, Daren even let his deputies pick the new Capt. The 5th floor would never allow that because they need people they can control and pull their strings.

Truth is, Daren is a great boss to work for....High morale at BCSO and lots of state of the art equip.

APD admin,,,take a lession from sherrif White. Plus he's not a racist and sexest!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, folks are just beating down the doors at BCSO recruiting.. NOT ! That's why they have had to resort to a re-hire program.

Anonymous said...

Last poster, almost like APD! What do you have......at least 70 rehires now...they will be half your force before long. Not to mention you are hiring as many screwed up laterals as you can find.

Your dept is really going to have some real shady people in a few years!

Schultz boasts about all the discipline he is handing out. It's all the screwd up laterals that Chief Galvin,,,his buddy brought on board. Just look,,, the time frame fits perfect. It take about 5 years for poor hiring practices on cops to began showing on a dept....Well, you guys are there, hence all Schultz' discipline issues.

I understand the complaints and discipline are the highest APD has ever seen! Wait till Schultz's hires hit the radar screen in a few years! But,,, like he so proudly states" He won't be he for the law suits or the mess" Just like Galvin is gone.


The city taxpayers and citizens will be and must foot the bill for his gastly mistakes!

Anonymous said...

Yeah Marty,,, looks like you took the APD out of the frying pan with Chief Gallegos and placed them in the fire with Chief Schultz.

Way to go! And you want to be Governor!

Anonymous said...

Instead of Fire v.s. Police this year at Rumble on the Rio they should stage D. White v.s. Schultz and Alan Armijo v.s. Martin Chavez and you can have Nick Bakas tear tickets at the door.

Anonymous said...

Bakas, now there is a joke. That man is in it for all he can get!

That is one dirty politician!

Thank god Marty was smart enough to remove him from the head of the city's public safety program..

Anonymous said...

I think that they sent that clown to be the boss of the airport. Now there is a place where you can hide him and he can cause little public damage.

It's to bad that the Mayor loves that $100,000.00 plus of Greek money that Bakas gives to him. That's why the Mayor will never fire Bakas, especially with the governors race coming.

Anonymous said...

Last poster you hit that nail right on the head / interestingly someone ought to look into the rap sheets of the others in that group who hangs w/Nick, Starting w/Kapinson and Chalaides. Both former RICO cases w/time in La Tuna back in the early 80s

Anonymous said...

When Bakas was the SE Capt, he and his fellow baseball team mates would drive up to the Blue Spruce in their police cars and the bar owner would fill their car trunks with free beer for their games.

Also, the city, thanks to Bakas, paid about three times more for the Blue Spruce than it was worth.

He also sold his soul to go work the drug legalization march for Gov Johnson after Daren White took the high road and quit for not supporting the legalization of pot.

He is just a piece of work. He sould have never worn a badge.

He did absolutely nothing for APD when he was the Chief of Public Safety other than try to take money from a program that gives $30,000. dollars for needy kids bikes. His excuse was girls with little on and beer...Boy Have you seen the way he acts at events when there are girls wearing very little...he loves it and the beer!

But, a friend of his wanted the business here in Albuq. Yup, you guessed it, it was all about getting his friend a cut of the cash.

Bakas and the Chief lost it in court.

Anonymous said...

Do you think Bakas little boy will turn out just like him? After all he talks about him all the time when he fills in for the Mayor on 770 kkob. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

He is a PSA I think.

Anonymous said...

Little boy Bakas turned out worse than his Daddy. Watch your backs guys and girls. The knife was stuck square in my back.

Anonymous said...

You probably deserved it.

Anonymous said...

Oooh My.....!

Anonymous said...

To the poster that said they deserved it...I guess we all know what floor you're working on. There is nothing worse than climbing the ladder using the backs of your men.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I just love to read about such turmoil in the Police department. I won't be voting for anymore quarter cent public safety tax increases until I hear, and read different.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but don't paint the whole Dept with the same brush. What you are reading is from a small group of malcontents that certainly do not represent the entire Dept. The majority of the officers love their job and support their chain of command.

Anonymous said...

Last post, Buddy,,, what planet are you on!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2 posts up. Most of the Officers I know love their jobs and follow the rules. The idiots that write this stuff are the bad apples in the barrel. Just a few, trying to drag down the rest of us into the gutter with them. They are not real cops, they are just pond scum and will wash out soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Planet Earth, and I'm not your Buddy,,,,,

Anonymous said...

peter puffer ......! Is that you?

Anonymous said...

Nope, my name is SANCHO !!! Hhahahahhahhahahhahahhahahhahhahah & I'm off my medication HHEhhehhehhehhehahhahhahhahahh

Anonymous said...

Your off your blood pressure meds and ODing on your VIAGRA? Fuck dude thats a deadly mix! Better call for back up. You know the rest of the limp dicks on the 5th-11th floor.

Anonymous said...

You did not complain when I "Backed you up" last night...Bro

Anonymous said...

No that was your little brother, or your molester uncle, or was it your over bearing, drunk, wife beater father, either way it wasn't me. The city offers EAP program for that.

Anonymous said...

You did not complain when I "Backed you up" last night...Bro

Anonymous said...

EAP and a Psych eval? Ooh maybe you can get some back up from your "Back Up Boys" on the 5th-11th floor.

Anonymous said...

Nah, you are my favorite "Back up Buddy" bro........

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Silly faggot dick's are for chicks! Ask your wife she'll tell ya'.

Anonymous said...

I did....Aren't you my wife? That's what you told me years ago. Are you cheating on me?

Anonymous said...

Your a cop of course your wife is cheating on you......? You are possesive, controling, anger management issues, slighty abusive, little man syndrome, and think your always right. P.S. Your wife is gonna divorce you right around the time of retirement and take half of your PERA and move away with SANCHO! It's not too late to eat the end of your service issued firearm.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Sancho, I'm single and already have my retirement check coming in.....all to myself.

Anonymous said...

Let me dicipher your message. By single you mean divorced or living in the closet!

Anonymous said...

I'll let you dicipher the message. Your wife was not confused bro.... & I did her in your closet. Sorry about the rug burns on her knees.

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Guillmette will have no problem in court. Did ya' hear the latest? The City lost another case in court. Add that to the others that are pending and forthcoming. Good Luck in that run for the top spot of the State Marty. The State Police Hate you, the North hates you, and over all the RED LIGHT SCAMERAS will do you in. LETS GO DENISH

Anonymous said...

I'm not worried....

Anonymous said...

Yeah you are. You will get over it though!

Anonymous said...

Bregman THREW it in Marty's Ass on the FLSA lawsuit. Word is Marty will get over it.

Anonymous said...

Not a dime will be paid & Marty will be concluding his 1st term as Gov before this thing even gets to a court house...... So you'll have to just get over it.

Anonymous said...

Why won't a dime be paid? City owes us big.