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

Dec 24, 2010

Is There a Dirty Bird Involved?

The Eye came and conquered. For the majority, those who should be gone from City Hall were sent packing. The thought that Richard Berry was too good to be true did in fact become true. In the spirit of the Holidays, it was decided to give you an early Christmas present. THE EYE IS BACK! The Eye is in full force, stronger than ever, and the Eye is on it's next conquest... the errors that exist in the Berry administration! Sitting at the table, so many stories to give you, but the Eye’s welcome back story could be no other than what is going on with former Albuquerque Police Officer Brad Ahrensfield. For those of you who have no idea about the current events, let the Eye bring you up to date.

Brad Ahrensfield was a veteran police officer, serving many facets of APD including SWAT, Academy Training, and Field Services. Our Eyes tell us that Officer Ahrensfield is truly liked and admired throughout APD and that admiration still continues today. So what went wrong? Officer Ahrensfield was indicted for obstructing a federal investigation. The feds claimed Ahrensfield tipped off the owner of a car shop which they were investigating for various crimes, including drug activity. The perplexing question is, “Was it a coincidence that the car shop that provided services to APD and BCSO was led by Sheriff Darren White?” Officer Ahrensfield has always proclaimed his innocence but earlier this month; a jury found Ahrensfield guilty of obstruction of justice, and Ahrensfield took the hit for the feds allegations.

This is where it appears that the plot thickens. Two days after the conviction, our Eyes tell us that both KOAT and KRQE printed a story on their websites stating that Brad Ahrensfield’s attorneys had filed an appeal to overturn the conviction. The appeal, according to both news outlets, was based on the fact that key evidence was not given to Ahrensfield’s attorney; evidence that could provide reasonable doubt. Thus, allowing Ahrensfield to clear his name. Both stories stated that the whistleblower was “Darren White’s girlfriend.” Our Eyes could not believe what they read, how would Darren’s “girlfriend” have any information on any ongoing federal investigation? Less than an hour after being released, the stories were pulled from the websites, nothing left, not a trace. When the Eye went back to the hyperlink that had originally led us to the story on KRQE, this is what we were met with:

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/convicted-ex-cop-files-motion-to-dismiss

“Sorry, the page you requested was not found.

‘Please check the URL for mistakes. You can also try using the site navigation or search tool to find your content.’”

Click here to go to the home page.

Our Eyes called both news stations who adamantly denied any retraction(s). The Eye knew differently and observed it with its’ OWN EYES. The Eye is still searching for answers and will not stop until they are found.

The Eye has obtained the Motion to Dismiss filed by Ahrensfield’s attorney and the Eye is providing it to you. The Eye would take time and explain the Motion, but as you read it you will quickly discover it speaks for itself, no translation necessary. If these accusations against White’s girlfriend (now wife) are true, what will transpire out of this Motion? There are many questions to be asked, with little answers. Is this why White married Kathleen McConnell? After all, now she is White’s wife and does not have to testify against her husband. Does anyone find this odd or strange? This is a time when stellar leaders must step up to the plate and do what is right. Mayor Berry, do you see the issue here? To our new, incoming Honorable Governor, Suzanna Martinez; as a prosecutor do you see an issue here? We ask that our leaders do what is right and act accordingly.

Since the Eye enjoys spice; there is an e-mail included after the motion that was sent to Mayor Berry and other leaders. This citizen is concerned as the Eye is and hits the highpoint. Folks, it’s not just the Eye who wants to know; it’s the citizenry.

Enjoy your reading, Enjoy your Holidays, and most of all please know that the Eye will always seek out the truth!

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, )
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Plaintiff, )
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v. ) 09-CR-3457
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BRAD AHRENSFIELD )
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Defendant. )

DEFENDANT BRAD AHRENSFIELD’S SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF
IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO DISMISS INDICTMENT
WITH PREJUDICE BASED ON BRADY VIOLATION

Defendant Brad Ahrensfield, by and through his counsel of record, Bowles and Crow, hereby submits his supplemental brief in support of his motion to dismiss, and prays that this Honorable Court dismiss the indictment in this matter with prejudice, stating as follows:

BACKGROUND

As this Court is aware, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, day two of the trial, the government disclosed for the first time a transcript of a recorded interview of the key witness in its case in chief. That interview took place back on April 27, 2010. On December 15, 2010, Mr. Ahrensfield filed his motion to dismiss based on a clear Brady violation, which included excerpts from the transcript of interview. The Court heard testimony on the motion to dismiss. That same day, on December 15, 2010, which was day three into the trial, the government disclosed for the first time that it also had a transcript of a telephone conversation between its testifying agent and the same key witness, Shawn Bryan. This conversation also took place back in April of 2010. The defense has never received a recording of either the telephone conversation or the interview. Mr. Ahrensfield’s motion outlined generally the exculpatory nature of the interview transcript.# As of December 15, 2010, the government still had not informed the defense that there was also a transcript of the telephone conversation with... Shawn Bryan. That issue was not known to the defense or addressed when drafting the motion to dismiss for the initial Brady violation. The government knew for sure on December 14, 2010 that the defense was not in possession of the “manila envelope”. It was not until December 15, 2010, that the defense learned of the transcript of a phone call that was also in the manila envelope, and only by testimony of Ms. Neda’s assistant. The transcript of that telephone conversation clearly shows the improper quid pro quo that took place between the agent and prosecution witness Shawn Bryan. Because of the prosecution’s withholding of this interview, even when Ms. Neda knew that the defense was not in possession of the “manila envelope”, Shawn Bryan could not be questioned about it.

There is no dispute about when the interview and the phone conversation took place, in April of 2010. Despite that, there was never a recording sent to the defense, nor was the defense ever notified about the existence of the recordings, or that recordings were being transcribed. Ms. Neda first stated to the Court that the transcript was “made available” to the defense on September 22, 2010. However, her legal assistant directly contradicted this statement by testifying that the transcripts were made available November 18, 2010. There is no dispute about when the transcripts of the recordings were received by the government, on September 21, 2010, as stamped. Despite that, the transcripts were not mailed or hand delivered.# In addition, the defense was never provided the FBI 302 interview reports from the interview or the phone call, which were no doubt created. In sum, the prosecution did not want the defense to know about their post-trial interactions with Shawn Bryan. The defense disputes that the government ever made the transcripts available prior to trial. And, in fact, only by happenstance during Ms. Neda’s examination of Shawn Bryan did the defense learn of the existence of a new transcript. Assum...ing, arguendo, that the government’s story is true, that Ms. Murphy left the transcripts at the receptionist desk on November 18, 2010, this was a little over a week before the trial was set to begin on November 30, 2010. This begs the question as to why the government would knowingly hold on to clearly exculpatory evidence that it had since April, and not notify the defense until a week before trial about its existence. Problematically, the transcripts reveal several areas of investigation which the defense could and would have pursued, including apparent extensive text messages from Darren White’s wife to Shawn Bryan’s wife about details of the investigation into the Car Shop.

The testimony of Ms. Murphy also established that the government knew the transcripts would sit at the receptionist desk for 30 days, which would be after trial was set to be complete, before the transcripts would be flagged and sent back up to be mailed.

The evidence, however, better supports the fact that these transcripts were never there for pick up. As mentioned above, the government first said the transcripts were available on September 22, 2010. That could not possibly be true because the testimony of Ms. Garcia established that she picked up documents at the US Attorney’s Office on November 10, 2010, that she specifically asked if there was anything for the firm, and saw the receptionist look and say there was nothing. Then, the government’s story changed through its witness Ms. Murphy, who testified that she placed the documents there on November 18, 2010, when she also phoned and spoke with someone at Bowles and Crow, although she does not know who she supposedly spoke with about the documents. This is in direct contradiction of Ms. Neda’s statements that she provided the documents to the defense September 22. There was no email to anyone at Bowles and Crow about the documents. According to Ms. Murphy, there was no “follow up phone call” about the documents. Ms. Zamora answers the phones at Bowles and Crow and testified that she never received a call about Ahrensfield discovery on November 18. Knowing trial was approaching in a week, the office would promptly pick up any documents if it were told about them.

Additionally, and most damning to the government’s second story, is that Bowles and Crow’s runner, Ms. Jordan Gull, testified that she went to the U.S. Attorney’s Office on December 1, 2010 to deliver Christmas invitations and check if there was anything to pick up for the firm. Ms. Gull was told there was nothing. Moreover, there is suspiciously no date stamp of when those documents were supposedly left at the reception desk, despite that it is the usual policy for there to be a date stamp. There is suspiciously no cover letter included with the documents, although it is the usual policy for documents left for pick up to include a cover letter. The transcripts also were suspiciously not Bates stamped, although discovery from the U.S. Attorney’s Office is routinely Bates stamped to have a preserved record as to what was provided to the defense. The absence of any cover letter, Bates stamping, or dating of the envelope containing the two transcripts is very troubling and completely inconsistent and contradictory with Office policy.

Finally, during argument on this matter, Ms. Neda stated to the Court that she had sent an email to Mr. Miles Hanisee, counsel for Mr. Bryan, indicating that the transcript had been produced. However what Ms. Neda failed to inform the Cour...t of is that: 1) the email was sent December 3, 2010, 10 days before trial was to start, 2) she indicated that Sam [Bregman] may have provided the statements even though she knew on April 27 that Mr. Bryan indicated to the FBI that Sam no longer represented him, 3) counsel for Mr. Bryan is obviously not who she is obligated to produce Brady material to for the trial of Mr. Ahrensfield, 4) Mr. Hanisee stated to her in a reply email on that same day, that he in fact did not have the transcripts of the taped interview, and 5) Ms. Neda apparently never responded to Mr. Hanisee providing him with any transcript. Ms. Neda should have known by Mr. Hanisee’s response that she hadn’t disclosed the transcript to even her own witness to prepare him for his testimony, much less the defense. The email Ms. Neda referenced was nothing more than a calculated move in an effort to show the Court she had not acted in bad faith, when in fact she knew that the transcript was never provided to the defense. Thus, Ms. Neda misrepresented to the Court that Mr. Hanisee had received the transcript, when in fact he had not.


LEGAL ARGUMENT
A Brady Violation is Undisputedly Established.

The arguments establishing the Brady violation were addressed in Mr. Ahrensfield’s Motion to Dismiss and will not be completely rehashed here. Suppression of the evidence is shown, at a minimum, by the undeniable timeline that was reinforced through the testimony at the hearing, and the fact that to this day, there has been no audio recording of the interview or the phone call disclosed to the defense. Mr. Ahrensfield was entitled not only to the transcripts, but also to the best evidence, the actual recordings. There are obvious differences between a transcript and an audio recording. Defense counsel could have much more effectively cross-examined Agent McCandless with the actual recording of his words rather than a transcript.# Favorability to the accused and materiality have been identified in the motion through citation to the withheld interview transcript, identifying the exculpatory nature of the interview of Shawn Bryan. The defense was denied the opportunity to pursue leads by subpoenaing the phone records of Shawn Bryan and his wife Erica, referenced in the interview, and were denied the opportunity to confront Darren White about those records, question Shawn Bryan and Joe Hudson, or use those highly exculpatory conversations as part of trial strategy. In addition, the recordings were not available to be played for the jury, for example, to impeach Agent McCandless with his own statements. The government’s primary attack at trial was to discredit Shawn Bryan. For example, in closing Ms. Neda repeatedly stated that Shawn Bryan was lying. During the trial she impeached him with his prior testimony. The texts Mr. Bryan referr...ed to during his interview with the government in April would have bolstered Shawn Bryan’s credibility. This is in addition to the fact that the texts would show that Darren White's wife was the source of much of the information Mr. Bryan was told. Given Mr. Bryan’s memory problems, it would be helpful to the defense to show that someone other than Mr. Ahrensfield had leaked the details which could have “derailed the investigation.”

As to the telephone call transcription, this Court did allow the defense to use the conversation when cross-examining Agent McCandless, who this Court ordered to be recalled because of the lack of disclosure. However, the defense was not able to cross Shawn Bryan. The suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable to an accused upon request violates due process where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment, irrespective of the good faith or bad faith of the prosecution”. “The prosecution has an affirmative duty to disclose evidence favorable to a defendant”. Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U.S. 419, 433 (U.S. 1995) (emphasis added). These facts respectfully establish a due process violation; the next question for the Court is what should be the proper remedy.

Bad Faith Is Not the Only Standard for Dismissal.
As cited in the motion, dismissal is proper where there is a showing of willful misconduct, demonstrable prejudice, or substantial threat thereof. See, Virgin Islands v. Fahie, 419 F.3d 249 (3d Cir. V.I. 2005). In that case, the Court stated,
The United States Supreme Court is concerned with both prejudice and deterrence, and when both of those factors call for a particularly harsh sanction, dismissal--the harshest available sanction for a Brady violation--may be proper. Id., at 253. “[W]here a defendant can show both willful misconduct by the government, and prejudice, dismissal may be proper.” Id., at 254-255.

Thus, the Courts have stated that “willful misconduct”, “demonstrable prejudice”, or “substanti...al threat [of demonstrable prejudice]” could warrant a dismissal on a Brady violation. In addition, both prejudice and the need for deterrence could also warrant a dismissal.

Dismissal is also proper pursuant Rule 16(d)(2)(D), which authorizes a court to "enter any order that is just under the circumstances" if a party fails to comply with the discovery rule. Id. (Emphasis added) Here, the Court’s standing discovery Order was entered on December 17, 2009. That Order states, If, prior to or during trial, a party discovers additional evidence or material previously requested or ordered, which is subject to discovery or inspection under Rule 16, such party shall promptly notify the other party or that other party's attorney and the court of the existence of the additional evidence or material.

See, Doc 8 at 4. In a separate section, the Order required the government to timely disclose Brady material. Id. at 5. A trial court need not rely on Brady to justify dismissal of an indictment as a remedy for improper prosecutorial conduct; it may also remedy Rule 16 discovery violations under its supervisory powers. Id., at 258, citing, United States v. Restrepo, 930 F.2d 705, 712 (9th Cir. 1991) ("Dismissal of an indictment because of outrageous government conduct may be predicated on alternative grounds: a violation of due process [such as a Brady violation] or the court's supervisory powers."); see also, United States v. Ross, 372 F.3d 1097, 1107 (9th Cir. 2004). The purposes underlying the use of courts' supervisory powers are broad and include implementing remedies for violations of recognized rights and remedies designed to deter illegal conduct. See, United States v. Hasting, 461 U.S. 499, 505 (1983).

The government, at its own peril, made the decision not to comply, and it prejudiced the defense. Counsel for Mr. Ahrensfield, Mr. Bowles, had a lunch hour to attempt to digest a 106 page transcript of an interview and to attempt to distill all of the exculpatory points into a cross-examination. Mr. Ahrensfield was seriously prejudiced as a result of his counsel’s inability to have sufficient time to prepare. In Addition to the Particular Facts Here Implying Bad Faith, the Pattern of Such Misconduct Proves Bad Faith.

The inquiry into bad faith "turns on the government's knowledge of the exculpatory value of the evidence at the time it was lost or destroyed [or suppressed]." Ariz. v. Youngblood, 488 U.S. 51, 57 (U.S. 1988). "A prosecutor should not inte...ntionally fail to make timely disclosure to the defense, at the earliest feasible opportunity, of the existence of all evidence or information which tends to negate the guilt of the accused or mitigate the offense charged or which would tend to reduce the punishment of the accused" Kyles v. Whitley, supra at 437 (emphasis added); citing, ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8(d) (1984) ("The prosecutor in a criminal case shall . . . make timely disclosure to the defense of all evidence or information known to the prosecutor that tends to negate the guilt of the accused or mitigates the offense").

In reviewing a trial court's remedy for an alleged Brady violation, an appellate court reviews conclusions of law de novo and reviews any findings of fact, where appropriate, for clear error. Virgin Islands v. Fahie, supra. “The intentional character of the government's misconduct affects the appropriate remedy”. Id., at
253,citing, United States v. Morrison, 449 U.S. 361, 365 (U.S. 1981). The Supreme Court in Morrison noted, for example, that a "pattern of recurring violations by investigative officers . . . might warrant the imposition of a more extreme remedy in order to deter further lawlessness." Id., quoting, Morrison, 449 U.S. at 365 n.
. “This statement suggests that the Court was concerned with both prejudice and deterrence, and that when both of those factors call for a particularly harsh sanction, dismissal - the harshest available sanction for a Brady violation - may be proper”. Id., see also, United States v. Isgro, 974 F.2d 1091, 1097 (9th Cir. 1992) ("Dismissal of an indictment with prejudice is the most severe sanction possible.").
In United States v. Mitchell, we held that while "as a legal matter, the question of good faith versus bad faith is a distinction without a difference in the Brady context," "the existence of bad faith on the part of the prosecution is probative of materiality because it is 'doubtful that any prosecutor would in bad faith act to suppress evidence unless he or she believed it could affect the outcome of the trial.'" 365 F.3d 215, 255 (3d Cir. 2004) (quoting United States v. Jackson, 780 F.2d 1305, 1311 n. 4 (7th Cir. 1986)). We believe that bad faith may be of additional relevance in the context of choosing a remedy for a Brady violation. Id. Dismissal is warranted "only where the defendant is actually prejudiced . . . the challenged activity was something other than an isolated incident unmotivated by sinister ends or . . . misconduct challenged has become entrenched and flagra...nt"); United States v. Costanzo, 740 F.2d 251, 257 (3d Cir. 1984).

A pattern of constitutional violations may indeed be used to show recklessness on the part of a prosecutor. See Sample v. Diecks, 885 F.2d 1099, 1117 (3d Cir. 1989) ("The existence of a pattern of constitutional violations may provide a basis for implying deliberate indifference."); Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. 825, 836, 128 L. Ed. 2d 811, 114 S. Ct. 1970 (1994) ("Acting or failing to act with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of serious harm to a prisoner is the equivalent of recklessly disregarding that risk."); see also Morrison, 449 U.S. at 365 n.2 (noting that higher penalties may be warranted where there is a pattern of misconduct). Moreover, a constitutional violation that results from a reckless disregard for a defendant's constitutional rights constitutes willful misconduct. See Wehr v. Burroughs Corp., 619 F.2d 276, 282 (3d Cir. 1980) ("only three degrees of culpability are associated with the term 'willful': intentional, knowing, or reckless"); cf. United States v. Johnstone, 107 F.3d 200, 208-09 (3d Cir. 1997) (holding that "willful[]" in federal criminal civil rights statute, 18 U.S.C. § 242 "means either particular purpose or reckless disregard"); United States v. Frost, 999 F.2d 737, 743 (3d Cir. 1993) (holding that "in order to secure suppression of the fruits of [a search based on a misleading search warrant affidavit], a defendant must show . . . that bad faith or reckless disregard existed on the part of the affiant"); Polselli v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 23 F.3d 747, 751 (3d Cir. 1994) (holding, in the insurance context, that "recklessness . . . can support a finding of bad faith"). Thus, reckless misconduct, if prejudicial, may sometimes warrant dismissal. Otherwise, a prosecutor who sustains an erroneous view of her Brady obligations over time will be inadequately motivated to conform her understanding to the law. Virgin Islands v. Fahie, at 256. As previously addressed, it is the prosecution’s affirmative duty to timely produce exculpatory evidence to the defense. The time frame alone, that even the government admits to, between when it had this evidence in its possession in April..., and when it claimed to have produced it a week before trial in November, could not point to anything other than the obvious conclusion that the government intentionally suppressed this evidence and did not want the Ahrensfield defense to have it before trial, knowing of its exculpatory nature. This is especially true given that the recordings were made in April and have never been produced to this day.

Other evidence of bad faith is that although the government knew on December 14th that the defense was not aware of the phone transcript in the “manilla envelope”, Ms. Neda still withheld that knowledge until December 15th when it was revealed at the evidentiary hearing by Ms. Neda’s assistant that there was also a phone transcript in the envelope. This absolutely establishes bad faith and an attempt to keep the defense from having Brady material to use at trial. The government did not want the defense to have either transcript because Ms. Neda knew they were detrimental.# This action absolutely prejudiced Mr. Ahrensfield because he couldn’t cross-examine Mr. Bryan on the telephone call transcript even though Ms. Neda knew the defense did not have this transcript during Bryan’s testimony.

Finally, Ms. Neda should no longer be permitted to waive the “no bad faith” flag to avoid the consequences of her misconduct. Concealing Brady material from the defense until trial is a pattern of conduct that Ms. Neda has engaged in for at least a decade in prior cases. In and about 2000, Ms. Neda withheld crucial Brady/Giglio documents that resulted in the Honorable Leroy Hanson vacating a jury verdict. James Baiamonte was the attorney in that case, and the style of the case was United States v. Jesus "Jesse" Monclova. See Affidavit of James Baiamonte, forthcoming. In that case, Ms. Neda withheld crucial agreements made with various witnesses, which were directly exculpatory. She denied to Judge Hansen that there were any deals with certain witnesses, but Mr. Baiamonte later proved that to be completely untrue, by happenstance, having received the information from the civil attorney working on a related aspect of that case. Detrimental to the prosecution, the very documents that Ms. Neda denied existed, bore her signature.

In United States v. Cayatineto, 49 Fed. Appx. 278 (10th Cir. N.M. 2002) (unpublished), Ms. Neda is the listed prosecutor where, at trial, an investigator testified that he took several pictures of injuries in a fatal vehicle collision. When defense counsel approached the bench, claimed that he was never provided with those photos, and requested production, “the prosecution explained that they had been misplaced.” Id. at 278. The Court determined that “because defendant failed to raise any objection to the prosecution’s failure to preserve the photographs, defendant waived his due process claim”. Id. at 281. Once again, as in this case, Ms. Neda claimed an innocent reason for the lack of production of important exculpatory evidence.

Ms. Neda, once again, was involved in a Brady violation case in United States v. Torres, 569 F.3d 1277 (10th Cir. N.M. 2009). In that case, Ms. Neda’s Brady violation resulted in a 10th Circuit reversal of a conviction. In Torres, Ms. Neda obtained impeachment evidence related to a CI, and failed to disclose it prior to the trial. The evidence there was crucial because it was impeachment evidence related to the CI in a case where the vast majority of inculpatory evidence was based on nothing more than the lone witness’s testimony. Id. at 1277. Ms. Neda’s indiscretions would have never been discovered if not for the Eye of a prudent defense attorney who noticed in discovery in a related case that the CI was retained in other cases and had picked up other drug forgery charges. The defense’s investigations led to the allegation that Ms. Neda “knew that the CI had continued to engage in freelance drug dealing and forgery” during the relevant period of time she was working on Torres’ case. Id. at 1281. In that case, Ms. Neda also suppressed a document reporting a conversation in which the CI made a misidentification. Id. at 1280. A state bar disciplinary complaint was filed by Joe Romero against Ms. Neda for her Brady violations in that case. Ultimately, the United States Attorney’s Office dismissed and didn’t pursue the case further but, implausibly, the defendant in the meantime spent over 2 years in prison.

In addition to misconduct for Brady, Ms. Neda was the AUSA in United States v. Oberle, 136 F.3d 1414 (10th Cir. N.M. 1998), in which the 10th Circuit found that she acted improperly, but that the prosecutorial misconduct did not deprive that defendant of a fair trial:

The government argues that it merely highlighted admissible evidence for proper purposes…The transcript reveals, however, that in making these arguments the prosecutor exceeded the boundaries of commenting upon the evidence…This is more akin to arguing propensity than it is focusing the jury’s attention on the evidence, and it was improper…Id. at 1414.#

Also in United States v. Ramirez, 63 F.3d 937 (10th Cir. N.M. 1995), Ms. Neda was the AUSA who again was accused of prosecutorial misconduct and the 10th Circuit and the district court agreed “that the prosecutor’s statement wa...s in fact improper counsel argument”, but that the error was harmless. Id. at 937. Again, in United States v. Howell, 285 F.3d 1263 (10th Cir. N.M. 2002), Ms. Neda was the AUSA on the case where the defense claimed prosecutorial misconduct and misrepresentation of the evidence.

This pattern is quite disturbing. The willingness of the “win-at-any-cost” prosecutor to violate every principal of fundamental fairness to obtain a conviction has increased exponentially. See, Lawless, Joseph F. Jr., Prosecutorial Misconduct, Second Edition (1985), 396. Some prosecutors believe that they won’t get caught and, even if they do, that nothing will come of it. Id., citing, United States v. Ramming, 915 F. Supp. 854 (S.D. Tex. 1996); United States v. Oxman, 740 F.2d 1298 (3d Cir. Pa. 1984).

Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means -- to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal -- would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious doctrine this Court should resolutely set its face." Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928) (dissenting opinion).

Given the prior complaints of misconduct regarding this prosecutor on this very issue, the exculpatory nature of the evidence the government chose to secrete in this case and the substantial prejudice to the defense, this Court should respectfully find a pattern and practice of misconduct relevant to whether there was bad faith in this matter, and respectfully dismiss the indictment. At some point, a prosecutor’s repeated pattern of misconduct should result in discipline. At some point, a prosecutor’s pattern of misconduct which has literally cost people their liberty, should be singled out and sanctioned harshly, as discipline and as a deterrent. Thus, Ms. Neda’s reckless and prejudicial misconduct warrants dismissal with prejudice. Otherwise, Ms. Neda, who has sustained an erroneous view of her Brady obligations over time, will be inadequately motivated to conform her understanding to the law. See, Virgin Islands v. Fahie, at 256. If anything, our constitution guarantees that defendants will be provided key, material, exculpatory evidence, in a timely fashion, so that they can intelligently prepare a defense. That did not happen in this case.

In the Alternative, Mr. Ahrensfield Should Receive a New Trial.
The Fifth Amendment guarantees that no person shall be deprived of liberty without due process of law.

It is the manifest duty of the courts to vindicate those guarantees, and to accomplish that it is essential that all relevant and admissible evidence be produced. The allowance of the privilege to withhold evidence that is demonstrably relevant in a criminal trial would cut deeply into the guarantee of due process of law and gravely impair the basic function of the courts.United States v. Robinson, 583 F.3d 1265, 1269 (10th Cir. Kan. 2009). In Robinson, the 10th Circuit reversed and remanded for a new trial where the government did not disclose impeachment evidence regarding the defendant’s main witness tha...t was essentially uncorroborated. Here, there is no dispute that the government withheld impeachment and exculpatory evidence for 8 months. The defense asserts that the government never made it available until the second and third day of trial. This evidence, if provided to the defense timely as required, would have reasonably resulted in a different trial, with likely a different result. The defense was denied the time and opportunity to prepare and pursue multiple leads suggested by Shawn Bryan in his interview, including being able to subpoena text messages from the phone of Erica Ruiz suggesting that Mr. Bryan could have learned many of the details of the investigation from Darren White’s wife,# and including serious issues regarding the FBI’s proposed quid pro quo arrangement with Shawn Bryan. A defendant who seeks a new trial under Fed. R. Crim. P. 33 based on an alleged Brady violation must show that: (1) the prosecution suppressed evidence; (2) the evidence was favorable to the defendant; and (3) the evidence was material. United States v. Velarde, 485 F.3d 553 (10th Cir. N.M. 2007). At an absolute minimum, Mr. Ahrensfield has respectfully shown this through these facts.

WHEREFORE, Mr. Ahrensfield prays that this Court dismiss the indictment with prejudice due to Ms. Neda’s Brady violation, or in the alternative, to grant Mr. Ahrensfield a new trial.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Jason Bowles
Jason Bowles
B.J. Crow
Monnica Garcia
Bowles and Crow
P.O. Box 25186
Albuquerque, N.M. 87125-5186

I hereby certify that a true and correct
copy hereof was sent electronically this
19th day of December, 2010 to:

Tara Neda
Assistant United States Attorney

/s/ B.J. Crow
Bowles & Crow

Subject: BOTH APD/PSO and DMD both non-compliant-will file formal complaint with AG to make matter of record-is the PSO tied to the convicted Cop Brad Ahrensfield matter?

Ms Bailey

It’s pretty clear that neither DMD, APD/PSO and likely too many others in the Berry administration feels compliance with the 15 day NM Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) response requirement much less providing all IPRA requested information (particularly the incriminating documentation and recordings) is really something they have to do.

This is much like when in past years, both APD Chief Schultz and PSO Darren White (while he was BCSO Sheriff) decided the NM law governing evidence seizures somehow didn’t apply to them or their people. It’s was seemingly arrogance and dishonesty by both of them fueled by those above them who also believed NM laws were mere suggestions. We taxpayers paid dearly when both the City and BCSO essentially acknowledged guilt and settled both lawsuits against them.

This repeated non-compliance proves once again that the Mayor’s ABQVIEW promise of a new era of transparency and accountability is nothing more than a sick joke played on us trusting citizens.

I don’t know whether AG Gary King or his local people have advised Mayor Berry to not worry about complying about this State law-the NM IPRA, but I intend to file formal non-compliance complaints to make this a matter of record. Possibly it will be up to incoming Governor Susana Martinez to put teeth in this law and get us out of this third world culture of corruption that too many here seem used to.
Thanks for your past help but Mayor Berry has essentially relegated you to merely pushing paper there-not really allowing you to insist on compliance. That’s sad.
This was also true of your predecessor under Mayor Chavez.

(Citizen’s name was withheld to protect their privacy)

P.S. Related

I have been following closely and with interest the recent conviction of former APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield and recent appeal by his attorney. The defense claims when the FBI did the interviews they were told it was Sheriff/PSO Darren White's then girlfriend (now wife) who tipped Shawn Bryan the shop owner off that he was the subject of the FBI investigation and not Ahrensfield.

I wonder why both KRQE.com (who previously employed Darren White) and KOAT.com (who employed the Mayor’s Communications Director Chris Rameriz) suddenly pulled their website stories of Mr. White’s ties (through his then girlfriend) to the shop owner. Also recall that TJ Wilham the PSO’s PIO worked for the Journal before joining the Berry team-thus explaining much of the filtered news we receive there. I understand that BCSO undercover vehicles were also serviced at that same shop when Mr. White was Sheriff. This all seems so curious-but maybe not so in this City and State.

Maybe the cover-up culture permeates the entire Berry Administration-or maybe I just got bad information on all this. I assume Mayor Berry is also concerned-wants the straight story.

107 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Problematically, the transcripts reveal several areas of investigation which the defense could and would have pursued, including apparent EXTENSIVE TEXT MESSAGE FROM DARREN WHITE'S WIFE TO SHAWN BRYAN'S WIFE ABOUT DETAILS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAR SHOP."

Congratulations TJ for getting KRQE and KOAT to take down their news posts and for keeping this out of the media. You're corrupt but you've earned that city police vehicle you get to drive around in, Chubby!

Anonymous said...

Yo homey, where's the comments. they were the there, now they're gone

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!

Anonymous said...

comments!!! where's the comments

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the news media covering this??? Swear to god, this town is sleazier than Gotham.

Anonymous said...

TJ is a big piece of crap, why does the mayor continue to keep him on the payroll. Darren is dirty as they come.

Anonymous said...

Take Daren Whites take home car away from him!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's what the FBI is saying. Peaches and Cream will be charged with perjury and obstruction next month. Ahrensfield is cooperating and he wasn't acting alone. He's the patsy. How'd he get all that high level insider info?? White's midnight confession to Schultz before the bust about being buddies with Bryan isn't going to save him either. He lied on the witness stand and swore he barely knew Bryan. Glad you're back Eye.

Anonymous said...

Don't appreciate not posting my comments. What's up? If you're going to be open then stop concelling comments about Darrren White.

Anonymous said...

"Why does the mayor keep him on the payroll"? Duh!!!
Because if he didn't, we would know what a phony he is, besides Darren would yell at him.
Enjoy skiing in Aspen. You so deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Well, well Well, Peaches is back in the news. Quicky marriage to Darren (Cheap, no-class one at that, but then again look at the players) so she can't be made to testify against Darren.
Dingle Berry's in Aspen, has no clue what's going on.

Anonymous said...

Saw Darren the other day. Looking good bro. 'Jack & coke' becomes you. Peaches and her man will be booking out of here like Bonnie & Clyde when Ahrensfield starts dime-ing them out.

Anonymous said...

they took my squad car cause the city's broke but gave it to tj? wtf?? same old schultz. same old shit.

Anonymous said...

Let's see what Berry will do!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ask what the missing discovery was???? I hear from a very reliable source it was a taped interview of Shawn Bryan and the FBI right after the first Ahrensfild trial, alledgely, its Bryan asking for help from the FBI into who burglarized his house and the response from Agent Mccandles is "give us Brad and we will help you find out who did that to your house".When Bryan replied I dont have anything on Brad he's one one the most straight up guys I know, The agent retorted "if you what help you have to give us something on Brad" "give us an olive Branch"!!!! Bryan then told them to look at the text messages from Darren Whites girlfriend to his wife which was giving him info all night, as well as what Joe Hudson was telling him all the next day. The FBI then refused to investigate futher.Its no wonder they didnt want Ahrensfield's attorney to see it,,an FBI agent intimidating and coercing a witness for testimony.This whole thing stinks to high heaven. When this thing all shakes out A US atty and FBI agent as well as a few others need to be prosecuted!

Anonymous said...

About time the Eye is back. Interesting story on the inside workings of the politicos.

Anonymous said...

Ahrensfield is a dirty cop and trying to take a good cop down. Darren White is the best, bravest and most honest law enforcerer we ever had. Why is this sleaze coming out over Xmas? The Mayor is out of town and CAO Dave Campbell is running the show. If Berry needs to get rid of anyone it's a backstaber like Campbell!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA right!!!! And you probably still believe in Santa too??? Darren White lied on the stand in the first trial and tried to distance his relationship with Bryan. But not stated anything about tailgating with him and his wife on several occasions, spending last Christmas together and the numerous trips they took to Las Vegas together, of which Bryan has the receipts. White is a Liar and Backstabber and is only interested in his political future. If you believe anything else you are a fool! Wait till all the details come out on this and you will see who is dirty from the US atty's office through the FBI all the way to Ray Schultz's office including his henchmen!

Anonymous said...

"bravest and most honest law enforcer we ever had" WTF dreamworld are you living in? Are you writing this shit about yourself Darren. If not, then whoever, take a bite out of the reality sandwich.
You must be as naive as they get.
Nothing could be further from the truth.

Anonymous said...

SWEET PEACHES!! Wait till she's under the light with prospects of serving time. Sing like a canary baby; it's not worth doing time for.

Anonymous said...

When in hell is the old Republican guard going to come to their senses and realize that Darren is nothing but a fraud?
Political ambitions are interfering with common sence and Public Safety. He is extremely incompetant. What mayor would pick this guy for anything, unless he too is equally incompetant.

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield should not take a fall for Darren & Peaches. This is one time where the 'Serpico mantra' will defend you Brad. Your one chance to become a hero. Take them out.

Anonymous said...

The rank & file is behind Brad, not Darren. As for politics; nobody wants you Darren.
Get a real job, or go back where you belong; New York.
Know one thing; there will be no one bringing food to your door step this time.

Anonymous said...

Comment above;
"nobody wants you" , once Susana Martinez found out about you, she don't want you either.
TJ to Darren; Idolization of a Jackal by a Jackass.

Anonymous said...

Someone mention David Campbell? There's another pussie that runs and hides when confronted.

Anonymous said...

Does the Mayor know what's going on? He should be back from his trip from Aspen by now.

Anonymous said...

NO!! Mayor (Dingle) Berry is so in the dark because the cast and crew of the freak show he hired will keep everything under wraps. Unless it's in the Journal he'll never know anything. TJ (Mr.French),will make sure of that.

Anonymous said...

Everyon E-Mail Bill Oreilly and Glen Beck or this corruption will never be exposed. All the local media has been shut down.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.... 'Darren defender' above calling Campbell the villain, backstabber. Is this the beginning of the end for one of them? Will Darren get Campbell before Campbell gets Darren? My bets on Campbell, much brighter than the gap toothed,back woods hick Darren.Take Peaches back to Suffern New York, to meet the clan; that'll end it. And take your bell hop TJ with you.

Anonymous said...

It finally comes out...everyone at APD knows..and hopefully the media now pays attention..assets in SID were used to cover this up and they framed innocent people...darren white is a crook

Anonymous said...

Everyone on the force knows Erika Ruiz is Shawn Brian's wife. She used to anchor at Ch 13 when Darren White was playing reporter/taxi cab driver. That's how the coke dealer and the HIGH SHERIFF became party buds Not friends under oath. Hardly knew each other if a Bible's around. Just a couple a dudes who like coke, whores and Vegas. Other than that they never met.

And where the fuck is our union? Where are you, Joey? Where's APOA on this? You let Brad twist so you could enjoy your 5th floor ball massages? From Red Light Ray? Maybe he'll make you a PIO so you can ride shotgun with TJ and all the other butterfaces.

Anonymous said...

This is Paul J.Heh. I must admit I am very disturbed by this. I dont know what the truth is. I do however know a couple of things. The media had no problem beating up on brad, just as the have in the past on me and many of you. I did receive a phone call and was told to look at the on line story by KOAT and KRQE. I did see the story by KOAT by the time I GOT TO KRQE THE STORY WAS TAKEN DOWN. I then returned to KOAT and that story was also TAKEN DOWN. The health and the very fiber of THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT DEMANDS THIS BE INVESTIGATED. The health of ALBUQUERQUE DEMANDS THIS BE INVESTIGATED. YOU CANT ENFORCE THE LAW IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ABOVE IT. I DONT BELIEVE ANY OF US WILL EVER BELIEVE THE LOCAL MEDIA AGAIN NO MATTER WHO THE TARGET. I believe the poster that said the national media needs to be involved and get the honest truth out, NO SPIN ! Many of the posters seem to have information. I asume you are Police Officers. Remember you took an oath. If you have information it is your duty to give that information to the FBI. I know they stand acused of wrong doing. But as I have said most of us do not know the truth. You have basic freedoms in this country, FREE SPEACH. Put your name on your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

i wonder what would happen if we did a random drug test on darren.i know for a fact he did have a white CHristmas afterall!

Anonymous said...

friends under oath???? dealer??? what oath do you live by everybody on the inside of this knows Bryan not Brian was set up by puppets under oath working political agendas and used his stores SID contract to set up everything from the burglary of his house to the fake buy that his employee was charged with, what do you think the text from Peaches are saying...she names everyone from sid that were iinvolved and why it was done....yes some of you clowns are reading this and should be concerned about those text....Mr 34 hunter your pals at the feds are not gonna save you when it all comes out.

Anonymous said...

Darren is radioactive now.
He has advanced through the ranks and merged on the political stage through convincing the republican die hards with blinders on, that he is the honorable star of their party.
Advancing by the 'Peter principal' couldn't be more evident. Ray is the smarter of the two , but he won't get any shit on his uniform to protect Darren or his pal Shawn Bryan. the jig is up for DW.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Eye. It's about damn time. Now that you've realized that Berry is either just as corrupt as Chavez was, or just a plain old idiot; let's get back to the work of informing the citizens of Albuquerque about the REAL goings-on in city government. I think most will forgive you for planting your nose up Berry's ass. He fooled everyone, and screwed a few people over in the process, too.

With regard to this post, forget about the local media. They are all under the administrations thumb, and will never report the truth. This story needs to be passed on to ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN Fox News, etc. Hell, pass it on to our new Governor (although I'm a little worried she may have fooled all of us, too).

This crap CANNOT be allowed to continue. I'm sick and tired of seeing thugs like Darren White and his little puppy TJ get away with crap like this. He is not a powerful player. All he has is friends in high places. If you start shining the light on him, I can guarantee that Berry will kick his ass to the curb (and his little dog, too).

Something is very wrong when a defunct sheriff turned politician turned public safety director gets his own weekend radio show. It's even more wrong when a washed up police beat journalist is White's stand-in on the radio show. That's how "in your face" these jackasses are. I know they read this blog...and I hope they know that the hammer is coming. I hope it's sooner rather than later.

Karma is a mean bitch, and she's been taking notes.

Anonymous said...

It will take Eon's for Mayor Berry to catch up to the level Of corruption that Marty did! I am confident this is just the tip of the Iceberg when all is said and done. Same dragon different head. If Berry truly wants change get rid of Shultz and White! Hire from outside the Department with competent people.

Anonymous said...

Journal; If you're reading any of this, get off your asses. REPORT THE NEWS!!!! Being silent is just as guilty as committing these crimes.

Anonymous said...

Darren's complaining. WTF !!!!

Anonymous said...

Where's 4, 7 13 and the Journal in all of this?
Do we have to rely on underground media like the Alibi and this blog to get at the truth?
Talk about "Radio Free Europe"
The USSR wasn't this efficient in censorship. Transparentcy my ass.

Anonymous said...

What about darren getting the Geri Sanders center renamed? He was handed everything on a plate for him to transfer the name.

Anonymous said...

TJ was brought over from the journal to allow this corruption to continue. I can honestly say Ray is the honest of them all. Dick Berry is the biggest idiot and Darren is the biggest piece of crap. He is as crooked as his stripper wife. Funny, he is married for a long time to his wife, meets his current wife at the strip bar. She has been stopped for drunk driving, then he files for a quickie divorce and marries this bimbo. darren, didnt you see the phone cameras at your last shing ding?

Anonymous said...

Peaches rocks!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Paul Heh,

We backed Berry because you said he was a good guy and would get rid of Schultz. Now our raises are gone, our pay has been cut and many of our brothers and sisters have had their take home cars taken away. The best the union can do is offer to take $1000 out of our paychecks to get them back. Given the above, why should we listen to anything you have to say now? You made a bad situation even worse. A response would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

DW,SB,and TJ-W,are all friends....even if you guys pull this off with your little cop chaser friend in sid...we all know what you really did...you have to try to rest at night knowing that you are corrupted and you burned people to protect yourselves

Anonymous said...

To comment above about Paul Heh.
Even when the rest of us had doubts that Beery could win, he stuck by him from the very beginning. Paul honestly beleived that Berry was sincere and honest himself and would do what was admirable. Paul got the royal shaft and was used like a whore, by Berry. Paul was lied to,and made to look like a fool. When Darren came over to endorse Berry, we knew we were all doomed. Berry has no mind of his own and betrayed the very people that got him elected and took up with scum like Darren Judas asshole and that pussie , fairy Campbell. Paul has been apologizing ever since.
He was fooled as were many of us by this fraud Berry. as much as an ass hole that Marty was, at least he took care of the people that helped him. Berry has no code, no conscience and is the biggest phony that ever got elected. not bright either.

Anonymous said...

DEMOCRATS !!!
Call these guys out already. Do something, since the press won't.
This city needs a real education on what's going on.
UNIONS !! Go OFFENSIVE. .. Now's the time. There's blood in the water.

Anonymous said...

CITY COUNCIL !!!
Same goes for you guys. INVESTIGATE.
'Cept for you Trudy, we know you'll turn a blinds eye to your party's bullshit and protect Dingle Berry & Darren.
That's why you'll loose in the next election.

Anonymous said...

This is Brad Ahrensfield, I have just returned from visiting my Father in the hospital in Virginia to checking whats going on locally. I have to applaud Paul Heh on putting his name to his blog. I feel since I do not have any political aspirations and have already been trashed for over a year by the media and some members of my own department there are some observations I have made as well as questions to pose to anybody who cares to listen. Since this may open myself up for some of you to throw spears at me I no longer care! My family and I appreciate the overwhelming support I have received from alot of you, thank you. This may have to be several blogs and I cannot divulge some other information I have due to some pending litigation definitely coming down the road, but, I think I have some interesting things for you.
Im going to start from the top and work my way down.
How many times is US attorney Ken Gonzales going to cover for the blatant ethical violations that have been uncovered and documented against AUSA Tera Neda??? Let me tell you we almost didnt catch this one in my case either! She was 3/4 of the way through testimony and it was an accidental statement made by Shawn Bryan that got her caught!!!! He had no idea that we didnt know their was a taped statement, but Neda knew and with the Brady hearing that followed got tangled in her own lies. You Defense Attorneys listen up, review you cases if she was the prosecutor, because she no doubt has done it to you! Then have the Huevos to stand in front of the media and call me a dirty cop!! As my esteemed colleague Forrest Gump once said "Dirty is as Dirty does"!! Ken Gonzales wanted this motion sealed,,,,ask yourself why??? Because, you would never see the details and the level of corruption! Too Friggin late!!!Because I was in immediate contact with USAtoday reporter Brad Heath who is doing an in depth story on Prosecutor Misconduct. (Read it, it will open your eyes) He is watching this case carefully! Note: Brad Heath covers three case from NM,look at USA v Torres Prosecutor Tera Neda!!! She did the the same in my case withheld evidence and sent a man to prison for 2 years who would have been acquitted! How long will this continue before someone does SOMETHING???? Chew on that for a little while because I have more! Isnt that correct members of the FBI!

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield again. Special Agent Drew Mccandles WOW!! Here is another story! Let me pose a question to all Police Officers, Detectives, and Investigators-How long do you think your career would last if you interviewed suspects without reading Miranda, did not tape you interviews with suspects, wrote you official reports from memory, entered citizens property with a piece of paper that you claimed was a warrant but was only just a piece of paper, then get on the stand and testify from memory what was said 15 months prior but can't recall what you said during the only taped interview you had conducted 7 months earlier???? Come-on anybody anybody??? You would only last about as long as it would take the judge to throw the case out and the DA's office to file charges on you! Buuut we are only a poe-dunk town with un-educated Officers-not like our esteemed college educated Brothers and Sisters at the FBI! But thats what happened in a nut shell! Somebody blogged earlier about the missing discovery,,and they were right on point! Good Job! Would you turn over the report, tapes, and transcripts to the defendant if you just intimidated and tried to coerce a witness into making a statement about that defendant but on the tapes he offers nothing but other evidence that you failed to follow up on??? Noooo not if your in the FBI you wouldnt cause it would be devastating to your case!!! Plus the new testimony (differant from the first trial) that his partner drew his weapon because Shawn Bryan pulled his gun out of the desk and was waving it around and he got very emotinal about it (good acting)on the stand!But he must have forgot in all the excitement that Shawn Bryans Attorney was in that office and never saw an Agent draw his weapon!
Now let me digress here,,,this whole not taping your interview stuff is very troubling,,but what it meant for me was,,,you can write you report any way you want and then it becomes official, and if you want somebody to look like they lied you write that way,,because you know there is no tape to prove anything differant!!!
Now in November 2009, with my attorney in tow, I went to the US Attorneys office and told them the whole story from A to Z. In attendance was AUSA Tera Neda, SA Mccandles, and SA Washington, in the conferance room of the US Attorneys office, do you think that was tape recorded??? Your right, NOPE, now you catching on! Surprisingly, after taking no notes at all they wrote another report differant from the first but again from memory,,,but left out alot of key facts, but it made for interesting reading,,if you like fiction! Now at this point go back to the opriginal question and ask yourself again. How long would you be employed here if we pulled that kind of stuff? I ask again how long will this go on before somebody does SOMETHING??!!

Anonymous said...

To the negative post above about Paul Heh:

You can say what you want about the man, but Paul Heh is THE ONLY PERSON on this blog who HAS EVER put his name to what he's written. He doesn't hide behind his badge, fearful of what the 5th floor might do. He's the ONLY ONE who's had the courage to stand up for all you pussies and tried to do what's right, and he's taken heat for it all along the way.

Berry burned him, plain and simple. He burned us all. He used Heh as a tool, got what he wanted, and tossed him to the curb. So you can sit there and blame him for everything that's happened, or you can wake up and realize that when everyone else on this blog was yelling "DO SOMETHING!", Heh was the only one that did. Besides...who else would you have voted for...Marty? Yeah, that would have worked out well....

Anonymous said...

Brad, no one's ever going to do anything. This town is filled with nothing but pussies, tit-suckers, and back-stabbers. No one has the balls to stand up for themselves, much less anyone else. Sad, but true.

Anonymous said...

Wow..Brad if that really is you..nice job fighting back finally..make no mistake around good ol' boy apd...everyone knows you and RO and others were set up..so give em hell..

Anonymous said...

That's it!! I'm convinced the FEDS are covering for Darren White.
He has rumored to have perjured himself and no doubt, anyone that knows 'D' knows he lies, and cheats on (exams & wives)and isn't to be trusted. So why are they covering for him? Could it be that everyone has dirt on one another? These friendships are made up of blackmail, and extortion.
As Brad says, will someone do SOMETHING!!! I guess this needs to go national. Get the likes of Darren White out of politics and New Mexico altogether.

Anonymous said...

seems these agents and USA's were acting nefariously....tsk tsk
nefarious: evil or wicked :)

Stealth said...

This just in from one of the public "eyes." Here is proof that was located. It appears that KRQE was not truthful when contacted... Check this link: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ZGsX3YMlGpEJ:www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/convicted-ex-cop-files-motion-to-dismiss+http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/convicted-ex-cop-files-motion-to-dismiss&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield again. Moving on down the list- Darren White another WOW! I have known Darren for quite a long time but have never been close, just knew each other enough to say Hi. Now, somebody posted a blog earlier and once again had some good details and was on point. I have always respected Darren and was impressed with his accomplishments, Lets not mix words here Shawn Bryan and Darren White were friends, not just casual say Hi in passing friends but, Tail-gating at football games, go to Las Vegas,(Neveda)mind you, stay in the same room, hang out at each others houses, spend Christmas together type of Friends. Now, I am not the sharpest tool in the shed but if I was doing that with one of you readers out there I would naturally assume we were close friends. Buuuut, What I saw on the stand of my first trial in April was not that man, I was expecting a trusted Law Enforcement Officer future trusted politician, that is not who showed up that day in April Im here to tell you.
What I saw was a Darren White who got up an the stand and said "oooo Im not really friends with Shawn im more friends with his wife Erika Ruiz, we worked at the news station together blah blah blah blah blah"! Then preceded to bash Shawn and distance his relationship with him to the point that I was waiting for him to break out in a tap dance that Sammy Davis Jr could not keep up with!!! What a Crock of S&$t! That guy that showed up that day Darren White, straight up without hesitation misrepresented/mistated the facts of their relationship, right before my eyes,,,you the reader call it what you what, but I know what I call it!!! This the Director of Public Safety, the same guy who shook my hand at Jackson's while visiting with the Mayor and said-"keep you head up Brad, trust me this is gonna go away". looking back glad it wasnt a campaign promise or my life depended on it because that was a crock of S&%t too!!!
In my humble opinion a stand guy would have got up on the stand embraced the relationship for what it was and said I dont believe anything illegal was going on at all or I wouldnt have been hanging with this guy- hes my friend and I think everything is above board. He had the opportunity to be the stand up guy but,,,thats not good for his polital ambitions,,PAY ATTENTION CITIZENS OF ALBUQUERQUE! You be the judge of the character of this guy once vise of political pressure starts to get turned! If he will do that to his friend what would he do to the rest of you??

Anonymous said...

I'm just a regular citizen. Met Brad Ahrensfield a couple of times. So don't know him well. What I do know for A FACT, that Darren lies over and over and over. He lies when he doesn't have to. What Brad says above I believe 100%. He (Darren) doesn't know Shawn Bryan? He denies it?
You know, Judas did the same to Christ for fear that the Roman soldiers would kill him.
DARREN WHITE IS A JUDAS AND HAS SCREWED MANY, MANY FRIENDS IN JUST THIS PAST YEAR.
What a miserable little bastard he is.

Anonymous said...

Mr. White is miserable indeed.
He has no real friends just people of his ilk.
He had real friends, now people despise him.
You're as phony as Mr. Berry; another fake, a fraud.

Paul J Heh said...

This is Paul J. Heh. To the poster that wanted a response from me here it is.Yes I did support Berry for Mayor pretty much when no one else did . I had sit down meetings with him , I had numerous telephone conversations with him, I arranged Police ride alongs for him at his request, I introduced him to many Police Officers, I made radio ads for him and campained hard for him even getting numerous Democrates to vote for him because they respected me and know what I stand for even though I was a hard core conservative Republican. I say was because I now lean toward the Tea Party after what has taken place. Let me make this very clear I was never promised anything by Berry for me. The promises that were made were for the Police and City employees, and most important the Citizens.IN MY OPINION ALL THOES PROMISES WERE BROKEN THE VERY NIGHT OF THE ELECTION.The last time I have had any contct with Mayor Berry was the night of the election when he shook my hand and said thank you for all you did. I have tried to get an appointment to see him only to receive an E-MAIL from Darren White stating if I have any concerns address them with him.I stood before the APOA and apologized, I now apologize to anyone who reads this. If you think I havent been attacked, read the article about me in the April 10 edition of the journal. I wonder who planted that story , not hard to figure out, and who left out facts with the sole intent to make me look bad. All I can do IS make sure I correct my mistake at the next election and I will. I have never run from anything and I won't start now. I am A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE I CAN EXERCISE MY RIGHTS SUCH AS FREE SPEECH AND BE ABLE TO THINK FOR MYSELF.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe these are all suppose to be adults responding to this blog. I understand that you may not approve of the way that Mr. White and others handle things, but is it really neccessary to attack their families as well. What gives any of you the right to talk about people with such distain. You must be the same people who raise your children to have such hatred for people that they harass other children into committing suicide. For the record I know for a fact that Mrs. White was never a striper and is a perfectly lovely women with a masters degree. I personally think that Mr. White is doing a stand up job but that is my opinion and to each his own. In the future I would hope that you all would think about how the things that you say affect people. I am not saying to not voice your opinions because that is part of this country but lets leave the down right cruelness and name calling out of it. WE ARE ADULTS!

Anonymous said...

Re: Mr. Adult's Post

You are obviously a loser just like Darren. It is strange how you know so much about his wife. You must be some kind of pervert.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I think you all hurt Peaches' fellings.

Only Peaches would call herself " a perfectly lovely women with a masters degree."

Anonymous said...

mr adult.....tj are you working on a raise??? Mrs White...ohhh you mean peaches cuz when you say Mrs White how many x's turn around..HA upstanding only in the parking lot of Capos with how many 34's SHUT the F up lovely woman my ass keep her medicated with them off prescription meds and you will b fine darren TJ get out from under darrens desk he has a mess to fix

Anonymous said...

At the 2009 9/11 memorial Darren White publicly singled out one individual that he praised as a former Marine and his close personal friend. That individual was up on the stage with Darren.

His name? Shawn Bryan.

Quick Darren! Have the morons at GOV-16 get rid of the tape. If Channel 13 will cover up and lie for you surely those half-wits will.

Anonymous said...

Adult post; Lovely women? Which Mrs. White are you referring?
The most current is still on her honeymoon. If she has a Masters, what she doing working at capos?

Anonymous said...

Mrs. White; you mean Peaches?(Aka Queen Bee)

Anonymous said...

Hey Darren; seems as though Ahrensfield is calling you out bubba.
What say you?

Anonymous said...

"still on her honeymoon" are you joking. After that real expensive
$1.00 club house rental fee, and POT luck, BYOB of a reception, I doubt there's much of a honeymoon.
Stuck at home with no friends to speak of getting bitched at by Queen Bee. (Aka Peaches)
LIFE IS GOOD!

Anonymous said...

as a friend, I take offense at people making fun of 'strippers'. As a professional dancer at TDs, I have numerous hours at dance class, including being nominated to participate as a contestant on 'Dancing with the Stars' show. I've been in 'cheer' at my high scholl and was the squad leader.I've worked hard to be at the top tier and most requested dancer where I work. So stop with the comments of Kathy. We make more money thaqn most of you fools.

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield again, Please do not think that I am finished with my blogs. I have a bunch more, and remember I told you I was working my way down, I thought I would let this sit for a day and see who else thought they had a dog in this fight! Im going to cover several other injustices that has happened in the last year.
Make no mistake this is not a vendetta oriented blog, everything that has been stated except for any personal conversation is on record or in transcript. My feeling is the public needs to know what is going on in the US attorneys office and other parts of the government. Type in PROSECUTION MISCONDUCT and you will see this problem is running rampant and recognized across the country. Look at USAToday on going series w/ Brad Heath and Kevin Mccoy, Katie Couric Sept report same search, Main Justice reporter Fahima Haque report on this motion and many others. In the last 10 years 201 cases of prosecution misconduct in 86 trials that have been uncovered. Only 6 prosecutors have been disciplined since 1997! This is a Cancer in our Justice system, and its not just my case. Senator Ted Stevens (Alaska) same exact thing, prosecutor withheld evidence that would have acquitted the Senator but, he was found guilty then it was discovered and the case was dismissed. Stevens was killed in a plane crash a short time later. It was recognized as a problem by Department of Justice, solution???? 6 hour ethics class for Federal Prosecutors!!! After destroying someones life and career because you can!!! 6 hours, let that sink in! THIS WIN AT ANY COST ATTITUDE HAS TO STOP, AND IT NEEDS TO STOP RIGHT HERE!!!

Anonymous said...

Peaches was having an affair with Darren that ended up breaking up his marriage to his wife. She is a total loser. And Darren if your feelings are hurt because personal information is being released,
maybe you should have thought about that before releasing personal information to the media about all of the officers

Anonymous said...

Shawn is a total piece of work. He tried to get into Recon and when he finally deployed, his ex wife filed child molestation charges against him. He ended up giving his money that he earned to his ex and she magically changed her story. pull him up on nmcourts.com look at the police reports written about him.
Darren is as crooked as they come.

Anonymous said...

I dont know if you guys recall back in 2004 when those two Detectives from the Central Narcotics Unit were accused of rape. Ed Sauer the DCOP at the time wanted to try and make a name for himself by "Cleaning up the Central Narcotics Unit", whatever that meant, brought in the FBI to assist on that botched up investigation due to the way it was handled. Four Detectives were brought in for "voluntary" interviews to assist on the investigation, according to Ed Sauer. However, one Detective was never asked a single question about an alleged rape by the FBI or Lance Fails, lead detective of the investigation at the time. Instead, the FBI started accusing this detective of being "corrupt" by using a so called confidential informant to steal from construction sites. The detective denied any such accusations and the FBI agent persisted in his accusations. Finally the detective asked for an attorney due to the FBI agent persisting in the accusations. The FBI agent told him he could not have one. The detective then asked if he was free to leave and the FBI agent stated he was not free to leave. The APD detective asked for an attorney 14 times on tape and was denied everytime and was not free to leave!! No Miranda whatsoever!! This so called interview was done at the FBI building with APD detectives guarding the doors and hallways to the room they had these detectives in. I dont know about anybody else but I would call that DETAINMENT, IN CUSTODY with INTERROGATION!! That requires MIRANDA! Does the FBI teach how to violate peoples rights in their academy?? Its obviously a pattern that they are picking up from somewhere because it seems they did it to Brad too in his case only they went over the edge in his case. Are they getting the same training that Tara Neda received from the AUSA?? They are apparently working as a team to destroy peoples lives by lying and completely destroying the Constitution they swore to uphold. If they want to see "corruption" they need only to look in the mirror or as far as the people they brought in to help them. People like Ryan Buckner, Joe Hudson, and Darren White, who obviously feels he is above the law. Now, lets see here, Darren White-Public Safety Director, Joe Hudson-Commander Special Investigations Division and oh yea, there's Brad Ahrensfield-an Officer who has become the sacrificial lamb because he is the lowest ranking person they could find to take the hit. Does anybody remember the Orlando Comacho murder trial? Brad testified as an expert witness in that case showing how Comacho's gun could have been taken away from him during the struggle and ACCIDENTALLY shooting his father. This made the FBI agent who was testifying for the prosecution look STUPID! What a perfect opportunity for the FBI to RETALIATE. Some may say no way. Then why all the lies in this trial? Why was evidence not made available? Why did Darren White and his girlfriend all of a sudden get married? Maybe so she would not have to testify against him? Hmmm?? This is an innocent man who has been made to take the fall for something he didnt do. One of the most disturbing things about this is it could be anybody in Brads position. If the people in charge feel like getting rid of you and they put a target on your back, YOU WILL BE IN THIS SAME POSITION!!

Anonymous said...

Does anybody recall in 2004 the Central Narcotics Detectives that were accused of rape? The FBI was brought into that botched up investigation by the DCOP atr the time Ed Sauer. Sauer wanted to make a name for himself by "Cleaning up SID" whatever that means. Four detectives were taken to the FBI office and placed in seperate rooms for "Vuluntary" statements according to Sauer. An FBI agent and Lance Fails, lead detective of the case at the time interviewed one of the detectives as a "witness" to a rape. However, not a single question was asked about a rape. Instead the FBI agent started to accuse the detective of being "Corrupt" saying he was helping a confidential informant steal appliances from construction sites. The detective denied all of those accusations but the FBI agent continued with his accusatory questions. Finally the detective asked for an attorney because of the continued accusations. The FBI agent denied him and continued with his questioning. The detective asked if he was free to leave and the FBI agent stated he was not. The APD detective asked for an attorney 14 times on tape in which the FBI agent denied every request. This FBI agent must have received the same training as the ones who handled Brad's case. If you're not free to leave you are detained plus interrogation equals MIRANDA!! Do they teach the FBI agents how to violate peoples rights at their academy?? They must because the AUSA Tara Neda seems to work in the same way. The FBI and Tara Neda have worked together to completely destroy peoples lives and completely ignore the Constitution they swore to uphold. If the public wants to get rid of corruptions they need to look at Tara Neda, these FBI agents and the people they had help them in Brad's investigation like Ryan Buckner, Joe Hudson, Darren White and White's wife. Lets see, Darren White-Public Safety Director, Joe Hudson-Commander Special Investigations Division and oh yea, Brad Ahrensfield-Officer, the lowest ranking person who was made to be a sacrificial lamb to cover the ass of Darren White and his girlfriend, oops I mean wife. They did get married all of a sudden when this investigation was taking place. Hhhmmm?? I wonder why? Maybe because as his wife, she would not have to testify against him??? One of the most distrubing things about this is that it could be any one of you in Brad's place. If the people in charge need to cover their ass they could pick you. They paint a target on your back and all of a sudden everything you knew has been stripped away from you. And why?? Because they wont take responsibility for their own actions (Darren White). They have to try and build a career by destroying someone elses with lies and deceit (Ryan Buckner). They are incompetent (FBI). God help you guys who have lied and purposely did this. You may or may not pay for it in this life, but you will pay for it in the next.

Anonymous said...

They must because the AUSA Tara Neda seems to work in the same way. The FBI and Tara Neda have worked together to completely destroy peoples lives and completely ignore the Constitution they swore to uphold. If the public wants to get rid of corruptions they need to look at Tara Neda, these FBI agents and the people they had help them in Brad's investigation like Ryan Buckner, Joe Hudson, Darren White and White's wife. Lets see, Darren White-Public Safety Director, Joe Hudson-Commander Special Investigations Division and oh yea, Brad Ahrensfield-Officer, the lowest ranking person who was made to be a sacrificial lamb to cover the ass of Darren White and his girlfriend, oops I mean wife. They did get married all of a sudden when this investigation was taking place. Hhhmmm?? I wonder why? Maybe because as his wife, she would not have to testify against him??? One of the most distrubing things about this is that it could be any one of you in Brad's place. If the people in charge need to cover their ass they could pick you. They paint a target on your back and all of a sudden everything you knew has been stripped away from you. And why?? Because they wont take responsibility for their own actions (Darren White). They have to try and build a career by destroying someone elses with lies and deceit (Ryan Buckner). They are incompetent (FBI). God help you guys who have lied and purposely did this. You may or may not pay for it in this life, but you will pay for it in the next.

Anonymous said...

Who is the 'Bimbo' friend of Peaches that works at TDs and can't spell the word school? (scholl)
Must be like a GM car; Body by Fisher, mind by Disney.

Anonymous said...

Brad Ahrensfield here; This story goes deeper than just Darren White, the fabric of this story weaves itself all the way to Chief Ray Shultz's office, threads itself into Deputy Chief Mike Callaway's office all the way too City Attorney Cathy Levy's office, makes a knot in Internal Affairs acting (at the time) Lt's office all the way down then anchors itself in SID.
If you doubt me, pay attention folks, I have pages of proof, that was delivered to me by an unknown (seriously) delivery person after the trial in April, apparently by someone who doesnt like the way business was being conducted in the US attorney's office. These pages are the very reason you can find on record a Tort claim filed by my Attorney against the City of Albuquerque alleging Negligance and Retaliation! Also, ask yourself why I have two witnesses that in the first week in October 2009 DC Mike Callaway was saying in open meetings that "Ron Olivas was going to be fine but Brad is going to prison" when in the first week of October the AUSA assigned to this case was Yarborough and he was on paternity leave and had not even looked at this case for yet another month! How does that happen? A Deputy Chief who can predict the future! The same DC who wrote a three page summation on a Police Officer named Orlando Comancho whom he wanted prosecuted for First Degree Murder, in the accidental shooting death of his Stepfather. He made an opinion on this case even though he did absolutely no investigation himself and it was contrary to the opinions of Detectives, Criminalist, and Experts in the case. Through fate I was the only witness to testify on behalf of the Comacho, and through my testimony alone he was acquitted of Murder. I immediately felt the wrath of the Fifth Floor and my transfer From SWAT to the Police Academy was suspended, pending review of my Expert testimony (ask an officer how many times they heard of that happening). Come to find out-from the FBI no less- it was done By Chief Ray Shultz and I quote, "to make me uncomfortable after my testimony in the Comacho trial" Statement by yet to be named interviewee in the Chiefs office! This coming from a Chief who has a history of retaliation! Look it up April 2009 almost a million dollars paid out and more cases pending and a sealed settlement by none other than Sheriff Darren White. I cant make this stuff up. Im not finished, there is alot more coming!

Anonymous said...

Shame on all of you that has turned your back on Brad. He was your buddy before all this happen, once this mess happen you joined the rest and just bashed him. Now you see the truth about how he was set up. You stand by your friends through thick and thin, thats a real friend

Anonymous said...

"Bimbo"? Screw you ass_ _ _ _.
And I'm not a stripper either. I'm a professional Gentleman's club entertainer. I'm a 'Topless' erotic performer that specializes in 'pole'.
Many PD come watch me perform and they enjoy my art.

Anonymous said...

I think Darren brings all his APD buddies in. I think I should post the video of Darren in the special room at TD's. Im sure you know what goes on there.

Mr Wolf said...

Best quote period:

"If he will do that to his friend what would he do to the rest of you??" Think about it.

But let me digress and add some fuel....

So when stupid Darren White was out of town on his honeymoon this past fall...what the heck happened to his Hummer? Did his son take it joyriding in the foothills? Did it get smashed into an arroyo and then limp it home to daddy's house? Did his son then drive it into a wall in the garage? Oh wait then did junior call daddy and did daddy take care of it?

You betcha!

Anonymous said...

Probably took it to The Car Shop to get it fixed. For free.

Anonymous said...

Well, what the hell. I’ll jump in this dogfight. Let’s ask a couple of questions. First, how would or could Ahrensfield jeopardize an investigation that was already finished. The detectives working this case had finished their investigations/interviews and the charges were already pending. Not like they did anything with it anyway. Second, Ahrensfield was fourth down the list of people that had privileged information concerning the investigation. Ahrensfield had zero details concerning the investigation. The only thing that he was told was to get his kid out of that dealership. Hard to interfere when you don’t know the hell is going on. Third, the three people that had knowledge and leaked it against policy received little to zero discipline. These three people set this chain of events into motion. Talk about a head hunting expedition. APD’s command staff had it out for Ahrensfield for the last four years. Ask any members of the Academy staff, SWAT, ROPE, etc. The whole agency knows who’s on the shit list. Ahrensfield’s not the only Officer on this list. Finally, the Mayor’s office might look for a couple of new employees. Maybe people that don’t lie when it serves them best. Oh, anyone that has completed the basic interview skills course knows that you tape all interviews. You don’t just write notes down two weeks later and call it fact.

Anonymous said...

Above post is Great.

Anonymous said...

Wake up people. Don't believe everything you read and here in the news. There's a lot more to this story. And this isn't the first time this has happen.

Anonymous said...

Shawn Bryan here time for me to chime in. First of all I wouldn't piss on Darren white if he was on fire. As for the comments supporting brad good on u. Whoever commented on Ryan Buckner u r so close "hard to tell with all the anonymous monikers" but seems there is alot of that on this blog. Yes we gave the FBI the text from
Darrens wife that names every aspect of the investigation. The agent brad speaks of did keep it from the trial. The text do name every cop involved and that there never was any illegal activity but was a set up to get to Darren. As darren was getting info as to why fbi agents came to our store with a blank unsigned search warrant cathy was texting us over time telling us about ryan buckner and his cronnies and that darren was who they wanted and were using us as a ploy to get dirt on him and since they made asses out of themselves they made brad the sac lamb. Darren convinced us to stay quiet until Brads trial because he was gonna expose everything and then went into the trial and denied he knew everything including me. No biggie except by doing that he screwed brad. He had found out everything and chose politics over the truth. If the investigation were legit Buckner and his FBI sidekicks would have continued and came up with something but instead nothing, but a charge on brad???well due to some litigation I do have to reign back but I'm at my office all day if u have any questions, ps the whole talking about my kids poc is pathetic I've had custody of them since 98 u douche and WTF kind of comment was that ur the puss who checked out and didn't deploy and u hide on a computer

Anonymous said...

The investigation ended up with the mechanic getting charged with a 1/4 bag of dope he gave buckners paid informant after 48 phone calls at churches chicken?? REALLY a 1/4 bag never mind that no recording no marked money just a paid nolle prod informant and no where near the business and funny how there is no video, huge task force 1/4 bag, not one other person has ever made a drug accusation but a criminal working off charges and getting PAID to do so yes this whole thing should b investigated and hopefully will! Real scary situation surprised we didn't call in the Feds...aw shucks we did, I can't make this shit up read the transcripts and a career cop is getting screwed wow!

Anonymous said...

you go shawn way to tell em

Anonymous said...

And you lovely people were going to let an innocent man take the fall.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sick of this shit.

IF THIS IS REALLY SHAWN BRYAN AND BRAD AHRENSFIELD POSTING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, THEN YOU TWO SERIOUSLY NEED TO GO IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS AND TELL YOUR STORIES.

Stop telling what happened on this blog. As great as The Eye is, less than 1% of the population of Albuquerque is reading any of this. If I were you two, I'd start making phone calls to any reporter with a camera who'll listen.

Anonymous said...

this is for the above poster claiming to be Shawn Bryan. What about Laskey, You had an affair with a Fellow Marines Wife while that marine was deployed, did you not? Didnt your ex wife file claims that you had acted inappropriately with them? Did she not? You act heroic when in fact you are anything but. You are a stereotypical used car salesman, but you have to know there are a lot of us who aren't falling for your "ive got oceanfront property in arizona" to sell.

Anonymous said...

This is Brad Ahrensfield, to sick of this shit. What do you think I have been trying to do? The local media is not covering or they pull the story, we already have proof of that! Im trying to get the real story out. Why do you think the US attorney was not able to get it sealed so we couldnt talk about it, because both him and Judge Parker knew it was out to the media, the day the motion was filed. Everything I have said is backed up by testimony or transcript, but you would never see it unless you read it here or came to the courthouse to see the trial. The media was not present,,,not one of them was there the day Tera Neda was caught not turning over critical evidence! So,,,if you have anymore suggestions how I can get it to the media Im all ears!

Anonymous said...

2:54 post... you need to remember that brad is as it stands a convicted felon, easy to be dismissed as someone with a big ax to grind. shawn has been painted by this case as a drug dealer who slipped out of the net bec a bigger fish came along. how credible are they to shine the light on this mess on their own? they need everyone's help. you can't expect drowning men to save themselves – stop watching and jump in, people.

we can all dial a phone and send emails. If the media gets pressure from enough people they will have to do their job. mention that if an unbiased story on this case doesn’t appear you will file a complaint with the FCC.

what else? um, how about calling whomever you know who is a decent human being with any kind of power or connections and tell them your favorite part of this shady story. ask their help. contact your elected officials in SF and DC. figure out how to make sure Berry has all this info - who can get it to him directly? write a letter to all the city councilors and collect signatures on it – safety in numbers, and you will get noticed. demand your union does it job. think creatively - maybe contact a journalism or ethics professor at UNM – what do they suggest? ask the alibi and the lobo to check the facts,they have readers. you have an email list, send this info to 5 friends and ask them to do one of the above. we each spend one hour on this and spread a broad net, we will move something…..

Anonymous said...

TO THE ABOVE POSTS BRAD CAN SAY WHAT EVER HE WANTS. AND HE IS RIGHT IF YOU WERE NOT IN THE COURT ROOM EVERY DAY TO HEAR TESTIMONY THEN YOU DONT KNOW THE TRUTH AND YOU PROBABLY ARE RELYING ON DEPT RUMORS SPREAD BY THE 5TH FLOOR TO HAMMER BRAD AND TO KEEP THE TRUTH HIDDEN. IF YOU BEEN A 34 LONGER THAN 10 YEARS YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS IS HOW SCHULTZ WORKS. AND HONESTLY WHO CARES IF BRYANT HAD AFFAIR OR NOT WE NEED TO LOOK IN OUR OWN BACKYARD AND THATS ALL APD DOES. OH I FORGOT WE DONT HAVE TO SINCE BRAD HALL ON THE LEVI CHAVEZ TRIAL WILL BE DOING THAT FOR ALL OF ALBUQUERQUE TO HEAR. MAYBE THAT WILL PUSH BERRY FOR A CHANGE AT THE TOP. MORAL KEEP GETTING LOWER AND LOWER

Anonymous said...

I have to admitt that I agree with most of the info you guys are talking about. However, I have been through alot of chiefs and Schults is by far the best. You guys are forgetting about Galvin and Polizar and Gallegos. THose guys were horrible. Shults has little say in what Darron White does. He is definatley stuck between a rock and a hard spot.

Anonymous said...

What the F__K REALLY Happened to Mary Hahn, now that we're on 'cover ups'.
She had everything to live for.

Anonymous said...

as long as the politician darren is running the pd schultz is powerless. send darren to space w that TorC money pit thingy.

Anonymous said...

Nerves are unraveling downtown.
Guess Darren and Ray thought they'd be hooking their wagon to the Martinez administration before the stink got out.
The boat sailed and they're stuck dealing with the natives in the leper colony they created. Between the unresolved Ahrensfield controversy, the take home car fiasco, life can't be good.
In the mean time; " TJ, go get us some food. ... and waddle back as fast as you can; oh and take the mayors car so you won't be followed to Taco Bell".

Anonymous said...

11:04:00 post.....thank you, that was really good. "The leper colony they created"...i haven't laughed so hard in months. Well said!!! Thanks again!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems to me Brad Ahrenfields complaints are little more than sour grapes. He got caught and now wants others to receive "justice" too.

I say its poetic justice. The cops withhold evidence, use "creative" evidence and play the three monkeys when they want it suits them.

The justice system has little to do with justice, its about winning and losing and APD plays its role. I wonder how many people Brad has testified against where he "embellished" the evidence. Brad broke the law and needs to suffer the consequences. Same for all cops who wrongly use their positions.

Citizens are sick of a police force who think they are above the law. APD does think it is above the law. Witness all their traffic violations one simply observes daily driving down the street. They are supposed to be the "example" yet they flaunt their disregard for traffic laws and willingly look the other way when it comes to protecting their fellow officer wrongs. Some even take money to look the other way while their fellow officers cover for them.

I hope Brad gets to spend some time in a cell. Also hope we get to see Darren White canned but doesn't seem likely.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, the cops are speeding again. Thus they are the THE WORST department in the universe. Nice argument but you get an F!

Anonymous said...

Did you sit in at the trial 645pm post. you would see he is innocent.

Anonymous said...

Anybody whose taken a call at Shawn "I'm buddies with Datren" Bryan's car lot knows that that factor can't name drop White's name fast enough. In fact it's probably on many a belt tape......

Anonymous said...

"Did you sit in at the trial 645pm post. you would see he is innocent."

Nope but a jury convicted him on one count so he wasn't "innocent".

About a year ago I sat in on a murder trial as an observer. During the course of the trial in became clear the prosecution had evidence that had not been turned over to the defense. The defense attorney jumped all over it and proceedings were delayed while the defense attorney went page by page through the prosecutions evidence files. Suffice it to say, copies were made. My point: full disclosure was not followed despite the requirement. Also, during that same proceeding a police officer took the stand and told outright lies. How do I know they were lies - because the physical evidence refuted it. The defense attorney wiped the floor with this guy. The point: don't believe officers regardless of any oath they take.

Bottomline: mistakes are made, some by design. Brad is guilty if he had confidential information and disclosed it to any other person, even his son. The person who told him should be fired. There should be no tolerance for dishonest cops.

Anonymous said...

I little secret about Darren White's girlfriend..She has been dating him for years! Yes, years, while he was still married. She would do ANYTHING for him.

Anonymous said...

To the poster about Mary. Apd fucked up royally. It was a homicide.