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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

May 30, 2009

Letter to The Eye: Outrage

As you know from time to time we post letters from readers and even pull comments out of the comment section from time to time. This week we received a Letter to The Eye from Sergeant Paul Heh.

The sergeant has been the topic of a number posts both supportive and well... not so much. Like him or not one thing is sure, the veteran sergeant has an opinion and isn't afraid to share it.

A year ago, sergeant Heh spoke out during a city council meeting against the newest contract which earned him a visit to IA. This time it appears that he's none too happy with the APOA leadership.

No stranger to controversy, we're pretty sure this Letter to The Eye from Sergeant Heh will stir things up.

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Outrage
Sergeant, Paul J. Heh

When I write something I believe in it so I put my name on it. This is Paul J. Heh, APOA member for 22 years and at the risk of being targeted yet again, I have a few things to say.

First let me say that you Ron Olivas and you Joey Segalla are representatives of the members of the APOA. You work for the members, you are not above them. If what was reported on The Eye On Albuquerque is true, it is quite possible that a criminal investigation should be started by an outside agency such as the FBI. Joey, it is not up to you to decide if an investigation is warranted, it is the up to the members of the APOA. If it is true that you made the statement "I will resign before I do another cop," then resign. What about the hundreds of cops you are doing by not starting an investigation?

How can either of you justify paying for memberships for Calibers for all of SID? Calibers is a fine organization. I belong myself and I paid for the membership myself. Does this mean when my members hip expires in June the APOA will pay to renew it? Does this mean that all APOA members and non-members even non-sworn members will now have memberships to calibers paid for by the APOA? I have no problem with paying for memberships to calibers as long as everyone is treated the same.

Can you please explain why the APOA paid for Ken, Russ and their witnesses' trips to Arkansas for their criminal defense? Who were the witnesses? I respect both Ken and Russ, but again what about all the other officers, APOA members accused of crimes, where was their financial assistance? And please explain how a credit card belonging to ex-APOA President Pete Dwyer was used to pay for the trips.

There is much more just now coming to light, such as out of control spending. Is it true that you Joey are spending between $6,000 and $7,000 a month on your APOA issued credit card? I would like to know the answer and so would the membership. Please tell me the rumor is false. How much was put on the credit card from the recent trip to Washington, DC?

I will close by saying this. We are police officers, for me that means being about honor, integrity and ethics. I believe the APOA members feel the same. A full accounting of APOA finances going back ten years needs to be started at once by an accounting firm with no ties to the APOA and approved by the APOA membership.

This is my opinion I would like to hear yours.

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Organizations have problems because there are people in them. The problems aren't really the issue unless you don't do anything about them or even worse, if you try to cover them up (just ask the 5th floor). If leadership doesn't work to solve the problem, then they are the problem.

People often wonder how elected government leaders like convict Manny Aragon get started? The answer is they cross a line on something small and no one does anything about it. Before long they're syphoning MILLIONS from the public coffers.

The members of the APOA are entrusted with policing Albuquerque. The question is are they capable of policing themselves?

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sgt. Heh raises valid questions and concerns. A full accounting/investigation is in order. Once again, he had the 'nads to step up and get something started!

Anonymous said...

Why come to this to voice hsi concerns? Did he call the union office once (I assume he was not at the meeting to voice his opinion). Why not ask for clarification before posting for everyone to see?

Anonymous said...

Go Paul and your right, we need an invesitgation asap. The credit cards need to be cancelled and set up a policy about reimbursements with valid receipts and valid purchases.

Anonymous said...

BARBOA FOR APOP PREZ AND LET HIM DO THE INVESTIGATION. HE CALLS HIMSELF MR UNTOUCHABLE AND SAYS HE GETS CALLED TO FIX EVERYONES MESSES. HERES A BIG MESS, FIX IT

Anonymous said...

Sgt Heh has a membership at Calibers that he doesn't pay. He tells other cops to go get a membership and mention his name and they will get a discount...but not as much as his which is free.

What happened to the little fat bastard stating "If this contract gets passed I will retire!" You're still here and making more money than anyone with your hiding out at drinking establishment parking lots and pulling people over only to turn the arrest over to someone in the DWI unit or if they are not available to someone in your squad.

Your leadership is skewed! You think are taking on a noble cause yet you have no clue what the words honor, courage, sacrifice, or commitment mean. You live in you own little world that you wish is forced upon everyone else. Retire already, you deserve it, the department deserves it, up and coming offiers deserve it, and the community deserves it

If you do stay please do not try and strong arm someone into running for a union position so they can be your puppet. Run yourselve.....if you truely back the words coming from your mouth!

Anonymous said...

He starts a lot of crap but never follows through. He tries to get others to do that dirty work. What a waste of a pay check he is!

Anonymous said...

I don't care for Paul Heh , but he's right. If that type of illegal spending is going on it must be stopped. An outside source must be brought in to do the investigation, to much has been alledged. The membership must know the truth of where there money is going. If cops get indicted, it's of their own doing.

No one like dirty cops, they give the hard working ones a bad rap!
Further, protecting those that take and use illegal maoney is the same as taking it yourself. Remember the oath you took. Bad cops need to be in jail, not have a get out of jail free card.

Maybe Larry Barker can start to look into this. But a LE agency needs to investigate it!

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah. This is nothing compared to officer JOSH RICHARDS who is suspected of RAPING 3-4 different girls (that I hear are getting ready to come forward). GET READY EYE, this will soon come to light...

Anonymous said...

Way to go Paul. Check to see who went on the D.C. trip. I think you'll find that Ron's new Sgt went on the union $. NOW THATS how you buy a spot in SID

Anonymous said...

Eye...there are some other public records that are available that will spill this whole thing out in the open. Eye'm not sure you have the balls to find them and put them up!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it against the union constitution for the officers/president to have credit cards to begin with? If so, they need to clean out and start over with a complete new board, and where are the trustees? They are supposed to do an audit every year.....craziness that this has gone on, and shame on the membership for not having gotten involved before now. It is your union, run it.
You go Paul, you rock.

Anonymous said...

Paul Heh honarable? Yea right. How do you watch a drunk walk to their car, let them get in, and then let them drive off so you can stop them and arrest them. So what happens if they run someone over or actually hit another car before you stop them. Could you not have stopped them before. Community caretaker, I think that is what we are called. So Sgt Heh the people who look up to you are skewed. Yea you maybe a shit starter but when do you finish. Im gonna run for Mayor, that was a joke. You talk so much shit about the union why dont you get off your !@@ and run. Oh wait then you wouldnt be able to sit in the parking lot in a pov and watch drunks walk to their cars and then let them drive away.

Anonymous said...

If the APOA has nothing to hide, they would welcome the investigation to clear their names. However, if they have been violating the trust of the APD Officers Union Money, they will fight the investigation tooth and nail, as none of them will want to go to jail!

Anonymous said...

I dont really like paul either because he is kinda like louie armijo, there comes a time when we should move on, But this time the little short fella has some good points. It seems as though the APOA has taken a lesson from the mayor, the chief, levi anaya and mike calloway when it comes to mis approating monies. Soon after ron bought SID those memberships he began working in the SID Intel unit with the other dirty cops (oscar villegas, greg cunningham, and danny garcia) well at least those dirty cops are all in the same unit so the FBI will know where to liik when they finish thier investigation.

Anonymous said...

APOA types bought lunches all the time for DC's in the interest of "the union".

In case you folks haven't been paying attention, many people (most recently the mayor of Rio Rancho) have gone down for similar broad use of credit cards...what makes this different. Demand an accounting or know that you're nothing but sheep. Where are the police?????

I'm a civilian but I see and hear a lot...you might think about that when you're a regular customer.

Anonymous said...

Seriously can anyone here spell correctly or use proper grammer!

Anonymous said...

Way to put your name to your post Paul! All these worthless nameless bashers are full of it and are part of the problem. Send the SID coverup crew packin!

Anonymous said...

Hang them all! APD does not need these dirty cops giving use a bad name!

Boy, Sgt Cordova sure vanished quickly when all this illegal stuff started to surface. I always thought Cordova was a straight shooter, how did he get caught up with these bad cops?

Anonymous said...

Personally I really enjoyed my stay at the Ritz Carlten in DC last year...thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please retire...moving on..we really wish you would try to be relevant by being a good sgt...sour grapes and publicity...let it go..they actually sent 15 or more people to wash. for a good reason...

Anonymous said...

Please retire...moving on..we really wish you would try to be relevant by being a good sgt...sour grapes and publicity...let it go..they actually sent 15 or more people to wash. for a good reason...

Anonymous said...

He got caught up because of the free money! I mean APOA money.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that a certain Lt who kisses the mayor's a$%^ encoraged Cordova to write the eye. Now the LT is busy kissing his DCOP's A^%#. Way to go Rob.
Keep up the good kissing you'll make capt soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Sgt Paul Heh, you have no integrity. You are a bulldog with a loud bark and no bite. You cherry pick every nite for drunks leaving bars and then pwn them of on your squad. Why not mention the case you lost with the Santa Rosa police chief when you illewgally arrested him, or being an expert witness for the defense on the state sid lawsuit when you made a fool of yourself last month. Retire

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

HE IS A STRAIGHT SHOOTER ITS JUST HIS HANDS WERE TIED WHEN IT CAME TO PICKING HIS CREW. HE WAS TOLD WHO HE WOULD PICK THEN HE FOUND HIMSELF A SHEEP AMONG WOLVES. WHERE HE TRIES TO DO GOOD INVESTIGATIONS HE HAS THUGS (DIRTY COPS) WORKING FOR HIM. THIS INTELLEGENCE UNIT KEEPS SOME PRETTY JUICY FILES ON SOME PRETTY IMPORTANT PEOPLE. SURE THEY MAKE FILES AVAILABLE FOR ADUIT PURPOSES BUT EACH INVESTIGATOR HAS THIER OWN PRIVATE FILES. THEY BEAT THE SYSTEM WHICH HELPS THEM COVER UP THEIR TRACKS.

Anonymous said...

Hey PAUL...get your twisted at best facts correct...As a union member I get $150 a year to put towards training from the union. Calibers states that if you have more than six people to join as members it as $100 EACH PERSON. Instead of letting the money that was alloted for you and me by the union. Members of SID choose the get a membership. That means we can practice a very needed skill that is vital for our job and save the union $50 A PERSON.... So PAUL as usaul you try and pull down anybody you can to make yourself look better...CONGRATS
SID MEMBER

Anonymous said...

AUDIT!!! What are you afraid of?

Does anyone know how the feds can be requested to look into union corruption?

Anonymous said...

Ron Olivas has been scamming the system the entire time he has been a cop, if you can call him a cop. The guy has never been in the field or spent much time at work for that matter. Now he will hide in SID for his remaining years, and I really mean hide. The mans never put in a full 40 hr work week.

Anonymous said...

hey i heard livi anaya telling someone he is the tony soprano of apd he sucks

Anonymous said...

Just like you wrote it eye, stir things up, with lies and slander...paul has zero credibility..he can only go after others..This place will never get out of its hole as long as people like him and his inside lawyer buddies try to get at our dept. and its leadership...you are the ones tarnishing our badges paul.

Anonymous said...

"As a union member I get $150 a year to put towards training from the union."

Where is the Calibers membership for the rest of the members?????

Anonymous said...

Ok, where are the paid memberships for calibers for the rest of the union members????????????

I was told that the training money was to be used strictly for advance police related training and seminars, but now we can get memberships paid?

Where do I sign up to get my membership for my fitness club? Oh I forgot, I work the field and have nothing to offer Ron or Joey!

Anonymous said...

If you question the union you get attacked!!!! Remember when Michael Martinez had a question about the way the union was spending our money and they attacked her? They believe that the best defense is an aggressive offense.

Anonymous said...

If it was so legit, how come it was done in a shady manner? Not a single SID member put in a training request. Nothing was voted on by the membership. He wrote a check. There is definitely something fishy going on

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Anonymous said...

APOA always attacks those that question their wrong doing, it's called trying to transfer the blame and make the other guy look bad. That's their tactic, it's called stupidity.

Anonymous said...

There are those of us in Washington that read this blog.
Keep chatting here. It makes for good note taking. There will be uncomfortable visits, I assure you.

To echo a few posts up; most of you need a dictionary and a sentence structure handbook,
Please take an English grammer course or repeat grade school.

Anonymous said...

i smell fish!

Anonymous said...

RON paid for Brandon to go to D.C. with union money. Brandon Please stop with your Bull Shit Postings. If you really think its cool that all the hard working cops of Albuquerque paid your way to D.C. and gave just a select few a membership to Calibers,( that just so happen to belong to your unit, the same one that ron is assigned to) as wrong as it is,theres nothing we can do about it now. But dont get pissed at what everyone else writes. I know your not stupid, so please dont treat everyone else like they are. Bottom line....you know it was wrong.

RON Im glad you got out of the guard, YOU no nothing about Army Values.

Anonymous said...

12:42 comment:

You KNOW nothing about spelling.

Anonymous said...

Shows Chavez for the weasel he is!

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Jeff said...

EYE - both this, and an earlier post, had a lot of comments about the intel. unit. I for one remember the days when we didnt have one-- and those responsible for the drive to remove it were almost completely political. Notably, a couple of the historically "anti-intel" people were recently caught up in the court house scandal.

A lot of the posts here have a couple things in comm:

One; they name people working in SID in a public venue [something no officer should/would ever do]
Two; they are rife with what appears to be intentional misspellings and poor grammar.

Pardon me for being a paranoid, however have any of you considered those posts are being "planted" for some nefarious reason [such as a desire for the big crooks in the area to want to again dirty up their most un-favorite unit]?

If in fact they are being written by a 34, well let me just say Im glad I retired before I had to work around anyone that "backstabbing". Or before I had to work around anyone so unintelligent as to think that putting something like that in a public arena makes sense.

They have now obviously tarred a division that is vitally important to the safety of this city, probably for some reason akin to they themselves not being selected to work there.

To the 34s of APD who may have posted this crap I say: shameful behavior folks.

Anonymous said...

get to work, you all sound like a bunch of whining bitches....

Anonymous said...

I'm grateful that I have a job in a pretty damn good organization, APD. I'm allowed to work and make a lot of money, even though fellow citizens are struggling. I'm grateful Joey, Matt, the Toms, Justin, et al at the union will have my back should I do something stupid. It's great they paid to help Russ and Ken in a difficult situation, it was definitely the right thing to do. To SID, I'm glad you guys got a membership to Calibers, I definitely don't mind paying extra dues so the community benefits, even if I should not benefit every time. Thanks to the mayor for ensuring I have a job, thanks to the 5th floor for letting me use a rifle and have access to great training and other benefits (my take home car!), thanks to all my friends and colleagues who give each other the benefit of the doubt in bad-appearing situations, especially when facts are wanting. I'm grateful.

(sorry to change the tone on you, 'hidden eye,' but I had a good day today, and life is good)

Anonymous said...

The investigation will never happen, the members need to petition the APOA leadership for the release of their annual audit. The review can be opened for review and then move on. If there are abuses, file a prohibited practice and see how quickly the leadership will change their policies. No one wants their internal files put out in a labor board venue. The members do have the right to file against their own union if they feel it is warrented. Go look at the Labor Relations ordinances and the State Statutes.

Anonymous said...

Carl, you need to use spell check yourself. Maybe you're just a bit bitter about being tossed.

Mr. Wolf said...

I think I'm going to puke. Union activity has atrophied because of this disgusting lack of leadership and because of this atrophy they get to do whatever they want. It goes around and around and we sit on our hands and wonder why.

If people are OK with tens of thousands of dollars being spent without accountability then we're all delusional. WE have to fix this because if somebody from the outside does it's gonna suck and there's only one person who stands to gain: Martin Chavez

Anonymous said...

Way to go Sergeant Paul Heh! You are an honorable man and I wish I had the opportunity to work for you or with you.

APD is lucky to have you on the force and the Q is lucky to have you protecting her interests.

Anonymous said...

Go talk face to face with the President you cowards!

Anonymous said...

The next meeting this month, we need to stand up and demand an impeachment. have a full vote for the board.

Anonymous said...

To the post that thanks the Mayor for his job, WAKE UP ROOKIE!!!

kathryn said...

You folks sure are a bunch of winey babies..not to mention that you can talk alot while leaving your names Anonymous, and for all of the BARBOA comments, seems like jealousy to me. Hes a wonderful Sgt.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that you guys are airing this crap in a public forum such as the "Eye." Please take all this stuff behind closed doors, perhaps at an association meeting, and hash it out. You are doing nothing but hurting yourselves in the public "Eye."

"All guns are always considered loaded. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy (Or pay for.) Be sure of your target, what it is, and what is behind it." Firing off rants the way you are seems very similar to pointing a loaded weapon at yourselves and everyone around it and cranking off rounds with no regard to where they are going to strike. You're hurting yourselves, your buddies, and the people that you are going to depend on when the going gets really tough.

You are a family, albeit a disfunctional one. Think of it this way, everyone has an uncle that shows up at family functions unannounced and shows his ass publicly in an inappropriate way. Don't advertize it to the community, deal with it quietly and move on so you don't wreck your sisters wedding.

Anonymous said...

SPELLING ?????
You freaks can't even F _ _ king speak the English language.
---- Double negatives, etc, etc.
oh, I forgot. Most don't know what that is.

John said...

My, my, my
What a tangled web you all weave..

Anonymous said...

Boycott dave letterman! that sick perverted 14yr old dreaming perv

Anonymous said...

To the Post by Jeff. Im sure you are thankful you retired before the dirt on you was uncovered. Do those of us who are still on the job protecting people like you just shut up sit back in your rocking chair list some properties and then thank god you are not listed in these postings because you were just as dirty as the intell unit now is.

Anonymous said...

Why no outrage that a D.C. got a subordinate pregnant?? There have been 34's dragged into I.A. over affairs that did not cross the supervisor/subordinate line. Ohhhhhhhhhh, I forgot that Command Staff are exempt from any scrutiny or discipline!!!

Anonymous said...

ref the aboce post, thats true well what can we do about it. in fact capt. levi anaya is already telling people he is going to be the one chosen to repalce d.c. castro. also that fat s.o.b. is telling people he is the tony soprano of APD but i think he is the other one what was that character's name oh yeah it was big pussy

Anonymous said...

A few of you guys are completely out of hand -- you are disparaging good people,, not just on petty personal shit but accusing them of crap you KNOW to be untrue.

I pray to god that somone subpeonas the IP addresses and sues a lot of you weak kneed bastards.

Anonymous said...

nothing will ever happen cause we all use barboas computer IP adresses and he is truly untouchable!

Anonymous said...

This crap is funny. Heh has every bit of power to open an IA investigation or even go to an agency to look into criminal organizations. He has not had any problems getting into other supervisors lanes in the past...why now. Its all talk. How many people he is associated with has he let slide on DWIs? Get off this holier than thou kick. Youre not. All of you need to get off this forum start trying to fix the issues. All you are doing is bitching here and it makes everyone look bad. Stop following these over the hill supervisors with no future off the cliff...the view is not better from the bottom.