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

May 31, 2012

APD Admits Fault after KRQE 13 Re-post our Story

Over the last few weeks, several stories broke regarding the efficacy of the Albuquerque Police Department’s leadership. Most recently KRQE detailed allegations where several applicants and a cadet of questionable qualifications are being processed or were admitted as cadets into APD’s “highly competitive” basic police certification academy. As soon as the story broke, it disappeared. Apparetnly it touched a HOT nerve within the Berry administration. Many of our Eyes indicated that the station’s manager, Ian Munro, pulled the story under threat of litigation from city CAO Rob Perry. Other Eyes suggested that APD threatened to withhold information from other stories thus depriving KRQE of possible ratings. Either way, thanks to you, loyal readers, KRQE reposted the story. However, our Eyes tell us it came with a caveat from APD lawyer Kathy Levy. In a trailer to the story the additional confessions include:

"No one is a member of the Albuquerque Police Academy without going through a very rigorous application and examination process. Each applicant is tested for physical, psychological and decision making skills.

We can confirm that Gary Carlisle was a cadet in the Albuquerque Police Academy and recently resigned.

Ms. Medina is currently in the application process for the Albuquerque Department. She was never prohibited from applying for the academy.

We can confirm that Mr. Hetes was an applicant and he is not a member of any academy class."

Notice the legal finessing of NOT addressing the issues raised. Silence equals consent. By being silent regarding Cadet Carlisle’s egregious sexual harassment conduct, APD grants confirmation of the allegation. By being silent on Ms. Medina’s academic qualifications, APD grants confirmation of the allegation of her not satisfying the 60-credit hour requirement. By being silent on the allegations against Mr. Hetes’ polygraph measures, is APD not confirming he indeed committed such actions? Still, it appears there are more issues coming out of APD. It seems there are several current officers that, despite having “NEVER TO BE HIRED” memos placed in their application files or were terminated during prior academies, are now rookie officers. In the department’s desire to staff itself (as dozens of senior officers retire as early as they are eligible…Deputy Chief of Police Beth Paiz for example) are we not witnessing the reinvigoration of the same issues that plagued the department in the last years of the Chavez administration where standards were softened and deals were cut? What environment is created when new rookie officers have already had a shield of protection from issues that would otherwise result in termination? Are these the type of personnel that will withstand the scrutiny skilled lawyers will layer upon them in deposition or in trial? Given the advances of the internet, you can be sure that every litigator practicing in Bernalillo County will be sure to Google search any officer named as a witness or defendant in a lawsuit. As if the job for front line officers is not hard enough, we seem to have an active effort of the department’s leadership trying to make it more difficult.

What are the consequences of hiring deficient personnel? Almost a year ago, Judge Murdoch was arrested for charges of criminal sexual penetration. The lead detective in that case had had his credibility impeached in a previous criminal trial. Not surprisingly, the Murdoch arrest was fraught with errors and mismanagement despite being presented as a seal tight case by DCOP Feist. Incorrect statues and incorrect elements existed in the complaint. (Yes this is the same DCOP Feist that was excoriated by the Albuquerque Journal for needing a lesson in Investigations 101 a few days ago). Not surprisingly, the Murdoch case was dumped and as of today has not, and is not expected to be, refilled. The lead detective in the Murdoch case was APD detective Keith Sandy. Sandy was a lateral from NMSP who, despite his controversial resignation from NMSP because of co-employment allegations, was aggressively greeted by APD and rushed into and graduated from a lateral academy. In the aftermath of being “giglio’ed” in federal court (where the officer was found to have lied and hence forth had tarnished credibility), APD retained Sandy’s position as a detective. This obviously presents no problem where cases are settled, but in such a case as Judge Murdoch where the officer/detective’s credibility WILL BE challenged, they will not survive such scrutiny. Whatever the reasons that led to Detective Sandy’s impeachment aside, APD leadership has a duty to ensure its personnel retain credibility. Is it reasonable to think that we at the EYE know of these issues but our friends on the 5th floor do not??? As Mayor Berry’s police chief has a fondness for holding officers accountable when they affect the department’s credibility, we wonder to what extent APD as an entity has credibility?

If APD were subject to the same standards Mayor Berry’s police chief routinely holds officers to, how would it fair? Would it be consistent with its own SOPs or would it be in violation of holding itself in disrepute and violating misdemeanor and felony laws? What issues does it mean where an officer was fired from a previous academy but then ushered through a subsequent academy? If our friends on the 5th floor think nothing…then perhaps they need to look at the pending docket of several prominent cases coming down the line…

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Link to the KRQE story: http://is.gd/BjCr0s

The video wasn't posted.

Anonymous said...

It would be wonderful if KRQE ran a story specifically on the “threats” that were made to them by perry, why wouldn’t they? Unless KRQE presented fabrications presented to them by this unidentified police officer they did nothing wrong. But that’s not what happened is it? They presented a factually based story that “named names” and provided specific details that obviously rustled berry’s feathers. So what does he do, berry has perry go in and use the same “scare tactics” of threats and coercion that are so often used against its’ officers and civilian employees. This mr berry is not what a good leader does, but it is exactly what a dictator would do. Inept leadership promotes these tactics. Just like a school-yard bully who can’t rationalize a situation and finds himself lost in a debate that reveals his deficiencies what does the bully do, he’s quick to a physical encounter because that is all he knows. “SCARE TACTICS,“ THREATS and COERCION… The fondness that berry holds for schultz is self-evident now isn’t it? Like two peas in a pod. Yet, it is the officers @ APD who are villainized for the “thug” mentality that it is mis-managed by. It is things like this KRQE incident that sheds light on the “trickle-down” effect of corruption @ ABQ/APD. But certainly, it is far easier to label individual police officers as rogue and redirect the public scrutiny to them. That’s exactly what the admin does. But to be crystal clear, unlike the school-yard victim who wins the debate but then gets beat beat up by the bully, WE WON’T!!!

“ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY”

Anonymous said...

An idea for one of the news stations poll would be should shcultz be fired for all his errors. He is so quick to fire his troops when if he looked in the mirror he should fire himself. Dont ever say Schultz that you left APD in better shape than when you came. Of course you will just another lie.

Murdoch lawsuit will be record breaking I bet. Go JUDGE we are behind you.

We should be looking at all big APD cases that hit the news big then fell apart and no prosecution.

Anonymous said...

Come on, you folks voted these right wing thugs in and I'm willing to bet you do it again next time. You got what you asked for now you, and the rest of us are going to have to live with it.

Anonymous said...

wouldn't it be nice if the Eye focused on both sides of public safety?

Good on ya AFD Capt Kane, for not backing down regarding your right as a citizen to run for public office. Shame on the City (which allowed Stapleton to serve at a Legislative level) for waiting to ambush you the week before elections.

Why aren't APOA and IAFF backing supporting this individual???

Anonymous said...

Where is Waldo, err I mean Schultz? Is he trying to hide until December? I hope the NMSP investigation into the APOA gets to him before he leaves.

Anonymous said...

We ?

Anonymous said...

FREEZE FRAME aka Rosemon you are pathethic. And you used your department issued phone that we as tax payers pay for? Did you erase your photos? To bad they stay forever no matter how smart you think you are.

Anonymous said...

Here's a TIP for news reporters that don't have relationships with Apd PIO's: Concern about prostitutes missing and disappearing was expressed by field cops and detectives to their chain of command in the SE, DC Calloway, and Schultz at least two years prior to "discovery" of bones on the west side. In fact street ppl were talking about a homicidal serial rapist as early as '04. Yet brass in Apd chose to do nothing and kept cops from working this case. How's that for a big case. Now Schultz and Feist want to grandstand behind nat'l network TV? Fuck that. They knew what was going on but could care less. Just like they knew or should've known there was a spike in shootings but could care less. Like they know about a spike in the city's homicides this year but are doing nothing.....

Anonymous said...

Interesting, we now have the "Old APD" and the "New APD" The former for the most part had integrity, a work ethic, a brotherhood, they took care of each other and made a career of their chosen profession.

Under the "New APD" the 5th floor has deminished all of the above mention attributes. Officers rat on each other for the most minor of things, discipline is not fairly administered, hires are made to fill quotas.

Makes a former officer just want to grab the " New APD" by the jugular and shake the hell out of it until all the problems fall to the wayside and the "Old APD" reemerges.

Wake up Mayor make the required changes.

Anonymous said...

How the hell does the city control the media? Put the blame where it lies, the limp dick news agency leadership.

You're hell bent on bringing down the city leadership (which probably needs to happen) but blaming them on the media for not running a story!?

For this story your focus is severely skewed. The media failed you because they did not take a stand. They either ran a story without sufficient fact finding or their leadership is running scared.

Anonymous said...

If there really were an honest majority in the rank and file at APD, Ray and Rob would have been gone a long long time ago. Silence and continued servitude is condolence.

The only conclusion I can come to, is mass stupidity.
And from the official actions I've witnessed, on multiple occasions, by the rank and file, that isn't a stretch to say. It must be the consequences of those lowered hiring standards from a few years ago.

If you keep collecting Barney's before you know it you have a whole box full.

Anonymous said...

Kieth Sandy is shady!!!!!! How does someone who gets fired by State Police get a job with Apd? Now there's a double standard.

Anonymous said...

If a supervisor commits a crime against an employee....say voyeurism for example.....not only are they liable for the criminal offense but they just bought PERSONAL civil liability for the tort. Sue the fuck out of him and into personal extinction.

Anonymous said...

Kieth Sandy is one of the true officers of silver character that produce results. He is a great officer who works hard.

Anonymous said...

He is giglio'ed. YOU are an ass.

And I hope that female officer pushes charges against that supervisor for surreptitiously taking photos of her. THAT is a crime. A city cell phone too?!?!?
What a scumbag. The city should be scoured of these bugs. Supervisors doing this should be busted back to P2C and made to clean the acadeny toilets and carry the recruits bags. They should make a shoeshine boy out of that supervisor.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is silver character? I don't care what kind of person Sandy is a Federal Judge caught him in a lie. Go tell her see what response you get. I suspect he doesn't win to many cases either in metro or district.

Anonymous said...

Freeze frame that is to damn funny. Rosemon you worried? I know you are dont pretend. No wonder you and Lopez get along you are 2 pees in a pod. You are both worthless.

Anonymous said...

He's the silver surfer. Yea...That's it! He's a frikken super hero. Yea, A marvel comic. Oh did I say comic? Yea, he's a comic. You maroons kill me. The chief and all his clowns and henchmen are comics and complete disgraces. The mission statement of APD was failed by the chief his DCOPS and all their lying henchmen.

Anonymous said...

Why is Berry, Perry and AWOL Schultz allowing Sigala to sit at home and collect his pay? Levi Chavez was charged with murder and he had to work at animal control, Sigala is being accused of lesser crimes, yet he sits home. Perry runs this city so there must be dirt on him.

Anonymous said...

This department has become a joke. A sgt STILL on OJT gets to apply for a nice weekend off specialized spot. Homeland security? Come on Sgt. Smith, don't you think you need to have background and experience as a supervisor before becoming the sgt of homeland security? Sgt. Hoisington a sgt in charge of background and recruiting? what is your background as a sgt, absolutely none. It is a true disgrace and what happened to the chief wanting more training? I hope they bring in the DOJ so they can see what a joke this department has become. I for one would be embarrassed to be those sgt.

Anonymous said...

To 8:55...Hoisington was the only SGT in the entire department to put in for it. If he hadn't then the junior one on the list would have been placed there.

As far as the Homeland Security position it is a TDY assignment (right now) and not a permanent transfer or position.

Your embarrassment should be that you have never put forth the effort to get promoted yet bad mouth those who do.

Crawl back under your rock where you can take the least amount of responsibility then tell people you are better then everyone else. What a douche bag!

Anonymous said...

Joey is on VACATION "wink wink" and as soon as he uses up some of his vacation "wink wink" he will be put on Admin leave with pay and then he will be assigned to work the kennels "wink wink"

Anonymous said...

Ilike the way Banks and Warfield and others on the 5th floor all go to Tapia's funeral on duty in uniform. Nice way of saying thanks to a felon hu.

We violate SOP by giving him a escort. Nice nice nice.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Tapia is part of the Padilla family who Law Enforcement is always at battle with. Nice showing administration

Anonymous said...

Those idiots wouldn't even show their respect to a follow officer in al walck. Those guys need to go

Anonymous said...

Those runnig APD, along with those supporting these lying frauds in city government and the legal department behind them are pathetic. They run their mouths and lie like it is second nature THEN, when they get caught and nailed for it they clam up nice and tight then run for the hills like the cowards they are. It's all a liar can do. Run and hide. They have arrogantly and blatantly betrayed the creed of the Albuquerque police department. Too many wars on too many fronts with too many of their lies, and it's all documented. The 5th floor is a whorehouse and the 11th floor is the pimps penthouse. What a disgrace. Selling out the citizens, stealing their tax monies to fund vendettas and selling out oficers. The chief shits his pants when the union fraud gets popped and he knows that he knew about the prior allegations, then runs away to wait for another event to happen OR have his people fabricate another sensational event to take the heat off his worthless ass.

Right is right. You can't turn right into wrong with all the lies smoke and mirrors in the world. The citizens of Albuquerque see right through it, and they know where the problem "lies" with the police department.

Anonymous said...

Geez............when is the idiot we call Mayor going to grow a set and fire all of the 5th floor which has proved to be worthless and incompetent?

Anonymous said...

To 3:51,

Passing a test doesn't make a person a leader. All it means is you can read and throw up information. Most Supervisors in APD are money hungry, self-driven hacks. They/you couldn't lead a team out of wet sack. You all are robots programmed by the Administration. Get over yourselves and create an original thought once in a while..

Anonymous said...

A disgusting show of police presence at the Tapia funeral. That guy caused problems for APD for several years. Now he's dead and he is SUDDENLY a hero to all that supposedly knew him. Give me a break the guy should have been dead years ago. He had more lives than a CAT... All the brass was there sitting on their thumbs.... While the rank and file got stuck directing traffic and escorting the family around. Did the family pay for any of it?? Doubt it.... DISGUSTING.....

Anonymous said...

I won't knock Tapia's accomplishments, But the 5th floor showed total disrespect to Walck's family and his service to this city by turning their backs on him. The APD administration is a proven filthy disgrace that is absolutely media driven. There is a special place in hell for corrupt pieces of shit who ruin people's lives and lie with every word out of their filthy mouths. The leadership of APD are only concerned with doing and saying whatever they think will make them look good with total disregard to the truth or rights of others.
THAT IS COMING TO AN END.

Anonymous said...

The 5th Floor showed disrespect for all Law Enforcement Officers and for the badge they wear over their heart.

A convicted felon and a member of a well known crime family and APD provides an escort are you kidding me.

Padilla's are laughing at APD as is everyone.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the chief's hatchet boy sgt yan Buckner is gonna investigate Sigala just as he did Doyle and Woolever? Except of course Sigala was already charged with felonies and those two guys did what??? Oh that's right they arrested a killer. Maybe Buckner should investigate Schultz???

Anonymous said...

What do you expect. This corruption is all throughout the city. One officer gets back from military leave and starts his affair right back with his coworker. The entire academy knows and his wife helps out the staff not knowing they are all hiding behind her back. It's truly pathetic. The academy and their holier than thou attitude

Anonymous said...

Please expand on "Rosebud" and the pictures on his dept. cell. He is and always will be a dog with his little pink thing hanging out. Just hoping this time something will stick on the teflon weenie.

Anonymous said...

Hey with Schultz MIA why isn't soon to be Chief Banks doing all the talking for Schultz??? Why is bad breath Fiest doing all the talking???

Anonymous said...

There was supposedly INTELL gathered that there was going to be a HUGE gang fight at Tapia's going away party... HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Anonymous said...

Maybe Buckner is investigating Rosebud?!

Anonymous said...

I know what 34 you are talking about. They were already busted by his wife before. No telling what she will do if she finds out for a fact, again. Maybe this time she will leave him for good. Is he gonna blame this one on his PTSD? What a jerk.

Anonymous said...

Rosebud AKA Freezeframe to damn funny.

Buckner isnt even in town.

I don't think Schultz is going anywhere until they totatlly humiliate him and he retires. He is not running the APD that is so obvious. Berry can't take another hit after the Darren White incident and fire Schultz. They will make him miserable and hope he leaves as we all do.

Anonymous said...

Banks isn't talking because he is a confirmed liar. Halotosis boy the smurf is the mouthpiece now because he is a manipulative behind the scenes liar. He is another one that is going to be linked very shortly to the bullshit going on. They think they insulate themselves by shooting from the shadows. They are wrong.

Anonymous said...

DH, please just take that nasty little Photobug out back and beat him senseless!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the humiliation IS coming!

Anonymous said...

Freezeframe, goodmorning. Did you go to church and throw some hailmarys? Or do you just do that on Sundays?

Anonymous said...

What about Mark Aragon? He was on the NEVER EVER EVER HIRE list...until his buddy Schultz becomes chief. How is it you can get fired for embezzlement, have a SWAT call out at your house, lie, cheat and most likely steal and be a police officer? And the "chief" covers his ass!!! I would like to know what dirt Aragon has on him!!

Anonymous said...

Leave "Shifty" alone to take his 3 calls a day and disappear for the rest of the shift. He is untouchable thanks to Ray Ray, not to mention he's a member of the Los Carnales Motorcycle "club".

Anonymous said...

When did the police decide that they were above the law? Just go on ride alongs and listen to the rudeness, see the excessive force and all goes withe the belt tape off.

There is domestic abuse that in cops homes, that are covered up and never investigated correctly. The victim,s life is ruined by lies and the victims are afraid to files reports.

some officers are so above the law that they break laws and considered that achievements. Part of the game is hiding the facts and the thrill of getting away with committing crimes is the rush.

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Anonymous said...

Like they know now that more are going missing now. Just look at facebook at all the missing posts. Shes not 5 2 and eyes of blue. Shes 5 2 to 5 5 under 125 and hispanic and no one is bothering to report her because shes just another addict. Ive counted five on facebook this summer. When will we see number six gone

Robert Hetes said...

Update of Michael Hetes...he ended up going through Albuquerque Police Department Academy...and is now a mighty Rio Rancho Police officer. His drug abuse history and domestic physical abuse is known within this community. The Albuquerque Journal made it a spectacular rewards. The curse of Hetes continues to the next generation.

As for Schultz, someone told me he is to run for mayor of Albuquerque. Wouldn't that be a treat?

Anonymous said...

talk about a power team. nepotism thrives in the city circles. hope no one else dies because of the birds of a feather kill bums together.

I know an a few of these guys from Rio Rancho highschool. David Sexton is doing ride alongs with one of these guys. Hetes' sister Nichole spins free trix on thursday while the kiddos are at the academy on Zirconia Blvd.

Brett Jones still avoid jail time for his doggie days. Family ties to Schultz and Perez in no approved by Berry. -Stephanie Maez