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

Mar 19, 2008

Mistaken Identity or Arrogance?

This morning APD's Chief Ray Schultz fielded a call asking about the mayor's weekend hit and run. In either an ingenious move or a very stupid one, the chief claimed that this was a rumor running around the blogs and that it was a case of "mistaken identity."

We've been chasing this story for a number of days now. Thus far there is nothing... we repeat nothing to indicate that anyone but the chief was mistaken. Let's take a look at the timeline from Sunday March 9th.
17:39 - The first call comes in to the 911 dispatcher. The caller advises that his vehicle on 2nd Street between Marquette and Tijeras had been hit and that the driver of the other vehicle had left the scene. The caller also advised that a witness claimed that the driver of the other vehicle was Mayor Chavez.

17:33 - Caller advises that he did not witness the accident.

17:41 - Public Safety Aid Valerie Torres is dispatched to the scene.,

17:44 - Sergeant S27 (Sergeant Apodaca) acknowledges the call.

17:46 - G242 (Officer Mark Landavazo) is dispatched.

17:47 - Dispatch requests G242 call S27 (Sergeant Apodaca)

17:48 - G242 comments that he'll need a written witness statement.

17:55 - G242 (Officer Landavazo) arrives on scene.

17:59 - G225A (Officer David Fox) provides backup.

17:59 - G242 advises his new location is 3rd Street and Tijeras at convention center.

18:00 - G242 advises he's trying to make contact with the witness.

18:01 - G242 advises that he was unable to make phone contact with the witness and only got her answering machine.

18:39 - A case number is assigned - AP080100070

19:08 - G225A (Officer David Fox) is cleared.

19:09 - G242 (Officer Landavazo) returns to the North Valley Sub-Station.

19:52 - G242 requests a field investigator go to Rio Grande and El Nito (We assume Mayor Chavez's residence).

22:01 - G242 goes to Coors and Montano (we assume to interview the witness).

23:34 - G242 returns to the North Valley Sub-station.

00:10 - Call cleared.
It's pretty standard fare really. The timeline certainly doesn't indicate any kind of conclusion, but our Eyes maintain two very important things - first that the witness identified Mayor Chavez as the driver of the offending vehicle and second, that the mayor admitted to hitting the vehicle.

We're concerned that APD's chief is in a hurry to come to a conclusion that our Eyes tell us the evidence doesn't support. The job of the police department in any city is to gather evidence in order to prosecute crime not to gather evidence in order to bury it.

Could it be a case of mistaken identity... perhaps, but we don't think so. If we're correct, APD's brass could be engaged in felonious activity and we're quite sure that that's not what we're paying them for. Think about it this way... if APD will risk a felony to cover for a misdemeanor what else is going on? Is it really mistaken identity or the arrogance that no one will ever be able to prove otherwise?

Numbers Please

Here are the important numbers associated with the March 9th call:
Case Number: 08010070
CAD Number: 080691101
FI #1 CAD: 080691166
FI #2 CAD: 080691243

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im sick of the mayor getting away with everything. We need to get this "witness" on camera. On top of that, officers are "expected" to take action on accident cases per SOP. Since when are hit and run offenders let go?

Anonymous said...

Remember, Nick Bakas brought in Chief Ray Schultz to cover up the APD Evidence Room Scandle. The Chief and Bakas told the public that only 75k was missing when acually over 1 million in cash and drugs was stolen by the girlfriends of Chief Gallegos's and the Deputy Chief's. There are also other felony incidents that involved the chief's office that were covered up. These incidents involved the three former deputy chief's. These guys should have all gone to jail, but Chief Ray Schultz hired them all back under Bakas' orders.

Chief Schultz was well aware of this , but the chief and deputy chiefs were all good friends of Nick Bakas and could not be sent to jail. So, Chief Ray Schultz covered it up!

So, what do you think the Chief did with the Mayor's HIT & RUN????????

Anonymous said...

ABOUT six hours to investigate a minor traffic accident ? Here is an idea why doesn't the media ask Sgt. Pat Apodaca ? Pat we know the mayor confessedd to the accident, we know that louie sanchez , mayor trained cover up artist,called you.Pat dont throw it all away we have proof. The proof will be given to the proper people already looking in to this ,as a matter of fact it has been given to them. ray you discust me and all the rank and file of The Albquerque Police Department. This will not go away to many of us know the truth . So ray you can fire us, but dont you ever threaten us again. We will not stand by and watch you dishonor us any longer, we should of stood up a long time ago ! Think were bluffing ray ? You will soon find out.

Anonymous said...

What a Liar!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the City Council should intervene and start asking some serious questions.
Why would the owner of the vehicle (That was damaged) call 911, unless there was substantial damage?
Was there paint transfer, or was that conveniently removed from the offenders car, as we suspect?
Why would ANYONE ( Marty) leave the scene, unless one was impaired?
Hense the attempted cover up I suppose. Why must we allow this constant lying to protect the offender, (in this case the Mayor)of yet another vehicle mishap?
How will the brass cover up a vehicular homicide, should this be allowed to continue?
Should the justice Department look into, not just the misdemeaner, but most importantly, the lying and inevedable cover up?
What say you?

Anonymous said...

This is just another incident of the arrogance of all of administration, city hall, APD, AFD and all of the Mighty One's at-will employees.

The witness will be called a liar and asked to prove it. Did they take a picture? Then prove it! Just like all the shredded DV reports against Marty. Why do you think he has so many at will employees?? And others that left because of threats, but kept their integrity.

What's the big deal about a fender bender? Whether he was intoxicated or not, he's so rot with power he won't take responsibility for anything. He didn't know there was a witness or it would have played out differently. One of the Chief's would have showed up and taken him away. Schultz lies like poop pouring out of his mouth, that's nothing new. But this time there's an incident number, bet it will be a phantom report that disappears into the abyss.

Take the salaries ($90,000 plus), cars, benefits etc of each of his worthless at-will employees and there'd be enough money to reach his 1100. And it would be for real, not just another snake oil sale.

Imisseditnews said...

Check your timeline (second item)

Anonymous said...

Pipe down children, you'll get over it!

Anonymous said...

"children"?

who are you? another one of Marty's ass kissers. Some of us actually care about being lawfull citizens!

Bet that's news to you, duh. What does lawfull mean?? huh? You must ask Marty everyday: "how do you want me to suck your small little thing today"?

Anonymous said...

"Check your timeline" (second item)
What about it? That's the guy who's car was damaged, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

somebody should so something

Anonymous said...

NO CON.FIDENCE VOTE ON RAY

Anonymous said...

Settle down children, Shhhhh don't wake the nice policemen. They are fast asleep after gorging on the day old donuts.......

Anonymous said...

DID YOU HEAR THE CHIEF LIE AGAIN ON TV LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING. THE CHIEF SAID WE WERE GOING TO A 5-8 SCHEDULE BECAUSE RESPONSE TIMES WERE SLOWER THAN NORMAL.

WHY DOSEN'T THE CHIEF JUST TELL THE TRUTH. WE ARE GOING TO 5-8'S BECAUSE THE CITY DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH OFFICERS TO TAKE CALLS FOR SERVICE. IN THE SE, SOMETIMES WE GO INTO SERVICE WITH ONLY THREE OFFICERS TO TAKE CALLS IN THE WHOLE SE AREA COMMAND ON WEEKENDS. THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE A COW IF THEY KNEW ONLY 3 OFFICERS WERE ON DUTY IN THE WHOLE SE AREA ON WEEKENDS.

THIS IS A REGULAR THING THAT NOT ONLY HAPPENDS IN THE SE, BUT OTHER AREA COMMANDS AS WELL.

I ALSO KNOW THAT ALOT OF OFFICERS WILL BE RETIRING/LEAVING THIS JULY AND DEC. ANOTHER RECORD YEAR OF RETIREMENT/RESIGNATIONS UNDER SHULTZ. HE HAS HAD THREE RECORD YEARS IN A ROW. THIS CHIEF RUNS EVERYONE OFF! IF HE KEEPS IT UP, WE WON'T HAVE A POLICE FORCE LEFT TO TAKE CALLS! I WISH HE WOULD NOT TREAT US SO BAD AND WOULD AT LEAST HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR US.

I WOULD SAY THAT ABOUT 95% OF THE FORCE CAN'T STAND THE CHIEF! THE OTHER 5% ARE HIS STUCK UP COMMAND STAFF! THEY REALLY KISS HIS ASS. THEY WALK AROUND US LIKE THEY ARE ARROGANT GODS OF SOME SORT. WHAT A BUNCH OF LOOSERS THEY REALLY ARE. WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE GONE!

Anonymous said...

No confidence would never happen! He owns the APOA

Anonymous said...

NO CONFIDENCE my ass
How's this sound

INDICTMENT !!!!

Anonymous said...

Goddamn right....no confidence on Ray.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of the no confidence vote but wee threatened that once before, abcked off and looked stupid. I don't know how it would look now, the contract being a topic of discussion, it was passed, now a no confidence vote?? Any sugestions

Anonymous said...

no confidence vote on ray is way past due!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Like i'm surprised. Look at the old mayor's bodyguard Mark Shepherd who is now running DMD City Secuirty Department and coverd up alot for the mayor when he was with him is first term and coverd up with drinking, picking up hookers and was still marrierd. I bet alot you don't know that Marty and Shepherd are getting layed with female workers at City Hall and nobody doesn't want to talk about it cause they don't want to loose there jobs. Thats why there alot of female workers getting promoted at City Hall and other departments.

You can try to go to the media but the mayor has the media calling him and letting him know who is telling about what is going on at city hall so you wasting your time. Sooner or later it will all come out.

If you even try to do a no CONIFIDENCE vote you will be a target.

Anonymous said...

haha its all rumors and lies again!

Anonymous said...

City Council needs to grow a set.
(Women too) Stop just sitting there like scared rabbits. Marty is the bully.
Call him out. He's just laughing at you all knowing that no one will stand up to him.
You have the power to act. This is NOT normal and should not be allowed to continue.
Do you put a stop light at a potentially KNOWN dangerous intersection, or do you just sit there and wait for someone to get killed? Take action and initiate an investigation??

Anonymous said...

Why is our media such a bunch of clowns? I would have expected one of them to ask Schultz what is causing the the slower response times. Now the truthful answer is APD is in a staffing crisis. But of course no one in the media thinks to ask, they just show up and get the Chiefs spin and they don't have enough sense or courage to ask questions. These aren't even tough questions. They are just inquiring questions.

What is wrong with the media in this town?

Anonymous said...

somebody should do something

Anonymous said...

Let's see - what is wrong with the media in this town . . . ABQ Journal is owned by the Lang family (you know, District Court Chief Judge Lang?). ABQ Trib had to use the Journal's equipment to print. In general, anyone who covers real news gets fired at the three TV stations, Larry Barker is a total joke, and KOB radio let Larry Ahrens go - one of the few good ones. But things are looking up - the TV/radio coverage of the Griego fiasco was good, and totally unexpected I must say. I hope it's the beginning of a trend.

Anonymous said...

The arrogant staff will be gone when a new command gets in, hopefully soon. Depending on who the new leaders will be.

They think they're so important. After they leave people will ask, Who was that? Anyone remember who the guy that supposedly killed him self over the Clinton Whitewater scandal?

They're not as important as they think they are, they just want their 15 minutes. Too bad those bullies are ruining public safety not just APD, but also AFD and they don't give a rats ass.

I've never seen it sooo bad! To "sleeping & donuts" it's obvious you haven't been on the streets for a very very long time.

Anonymous said...

Haahaa. What a bunch of whining cats you are. And you are protecting our city? Some of you whiners couldn't even outperform that old guy patrolling the Walmart in a golf cart. Try putting as much effort in your job as you do on this blog site, maybe calls wouldn't pile up. ahahahah. Cats I tell you, cats.

Anonymous said...

The media is told what to ask and who to ask by their General Manager. If the GM has political ties..or should I say depending on WHO owes who behind the scenes decide who is questioned and who isn't. Larry Barker?? HAHA what an idiot..he needs to live in Santa Fe with his kind. He will leave you hanging no matter how hot the story is if it means his job or if he owes a favor to Bob Gorence...so much for integrity.

Anonymous said...

Everybody who is on this site bad mouthing officers needs to get a life, or put their life on the line everyday like the officer's to!

Until you do, shut the hell up! I am not even an officer, and I support them, why don't you do the same! How can you bad mouth them and not even know what they go through? Sad for you, that you have nothing in your life better to do than bad mouth those very people that protect you day in and day out.

Imisseditnews said...

To the coward who posted anonymously @ 1248 Thursday. In what world do you live in where 1739 hours comes before 1733 hours?

I got the point of the post, but it is still factualy inaccurate, which in turn hurts the credibility of the poster.

If you're such a cretin where you can't read and need to lower yourself to name calling then you'll understand this: STFU and GBTW.

Anonymous said...

Sgt Pat Apodaca is DC Castro's best friend and will not rat him out. The Sgt was even thrown out of the DWI Unit for allowing his officers to go to a DC Castro Party instead of working. The DC authorized it, but Sgt
Apodaca took the fall for the DC.

Sgt Apodaca knows the truth and the young officers have already been talking, so it's too late to try to hide the Mayor's accident report!


Chief Schultz and his boys are dirtbags for treating us with such disrespect and lying!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

With all the details in this Eye article and no coverage by the conventional media in town, it is clear that it's time for the 'old' media to move out and for 'new' media - ones who will report news and not politically-motivated garbage - to move in. My children could do a better job of reporting than they do. I cancelled my subscription to the ABQ Journal years ago, and recommend this step to all. I couldn't in good conscience go out and pick it up from my driveway or write a check to pay that scumbag company any more.

Anonymous said...

They treat you like dirtbags because you are dirtbags...

Anonymous said...

Like him or not, sgt apodaca is a great supervisor. Yes he is buds with Castro but it hasn't got him anything, say like a promotion. Unlike dc mccabes best friend or BFFL joe hudson, look what mccabe has done for him. I am sure there are other bffl that I don't know about and don't want to.

Anonymous said...

Pat was range supv for a bit. The DC at least let him go play for awhile with out Pat having the qualifications to do the job. Pat is a good guy though. Funny.

Anonymous said...

what does does hudson do other than go running with Mccabe? Is he a lietenant captain? where is he?

Anonymous said...

Hudson is up McCabes's arse! That's were he is!

Anonymous said...

I will browse this blog occassionally for entertainment value and catch a few laughs along the way. I must say though, that as a senior sergeant in SID, I must disagree strongly about the BS said about Commander Joe Hudson. He maintains what should be the standard of high brass within APD, as well as DC McCabe. Obviously, if you are talking ill of DC McCabe you have neither worked under his command, nor have you any knowlege of his dedication to his troops. I must agree, however, that it has become the norm that "most" of APD's top brass have sold their souls in hopes of selling their own agendas to the administration. As far as SGT Apodaca is concerned, or DC Castro,,,,,,both are extremely poor examples of leadership within the Albuquerque Police Department. They represent the reasons why we are in such a sad state. I only hope that we are able to rebound from the poor state we are in at this moment. To all my honorable brothers and sisters in blue I say, stay true to the task, for your hard work and dedication will ultimately be rewarded.

Anonymous said...

If it was not for all those capts jumping off this sinking ship, Hudson would have never been promoted. The guy is a coward and rat!

Anonymous said...

I believe that enough time has passed...could someone outside of the department please go use the CAD and Case #s to get the reports? Can't do it from within....unless I want to be an outsider very soon!

Anonymous said...

There's other jobs in the city. Be a stand up citizen and do the right thing. If you know things are wrong, you are just as guilty in keeping them hidden. And if you are an outsider after you blow the wistle, you won't have to work, there's laws that protect you!

Anonymous said...

DC McCabe is a good guy. The only one on the 5th floor that has not sold himself out. He's not arrogant like all the rest!

Anonymous said...

Not that it's right, but I'll wager you that every major city and every mayor in those cities engages in illicit/illegal behavior, incluidng coverups from their PDs, city council, etc. all they way thru city government. It's crap all of it.I've been on a PD (east coast) and let me tell you, this place pales in comparison...maybe because I'm not as involved anymore, but overall it's all a very sad commentary on local governments.

Anonymous said...

There is alot of proof. Proof beyond whatis on the post. Proof that little marty and boy ray have no idea of. This will take them down. I cant wait! For all of you involved I suggest you come clean. You wont , you think I am bluffing. Clue, I DONT BLUFF ! If you have proof get it to Brad Winter. You will be protected .

Anonymous said...

Still waiting...still waiting...they are all still there! Nobody will ever come forward! People that have proof need to have a back bone and step up. Quit posting anonymously and give it up already.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone able to pull up that cad or case#?? Maybe I haven't got the new system down...but I don't show it coming up

Anonymous said...

I think it must have been a rumor otherwise the SP would have come forward already. Maybe it was a rumor put in place to divert attention away from Marty's fender bender hit and run. Sounds plausible.