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

Aug 13, 2012

Caught Lying (AGAIN)


Several days ago our Eyes broke the story about how Albuquerque Police Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Feist committed egregious violations of department procedural SOPs by releasing officer lapel camera video of the recent officer involved shooting prior to the completion of the investigation. Now KRQE-13 has filed a lawsuit against the city for the APD’s violation of the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) stemming from an incident back in May 2012. You see, reporters routinely request copies of video and audio footage recorded by officers and that material is subject to the IPRA. In this case, it seems there is some controversial footage that APD does not want released to the public despite the fact they have no protections in this case to withhold it. Our Eyes tell us the video involves a suspect who is surrendering and gets Tazed anyway. The department and the city have asserted because there is an on-going investigation into the officer’s conduct, they have an exception to the IPRA requirements. The chief attorney for the city of Albuquerque, David Tourek, stated:

“The City is withholding the video at this time under the law enforcement records exception of the Inspection of Public Records Act due to the fact that law enforcement is currently interviewing witnesses in a criminal case. The release of the video prior to their statements being taken could compromise what they say and the integrity of the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the full video will be released."

Excuse us? Did Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Feist not just release video footage of an officer involved shooting just days ago? Was that video not released before the completion of the criminal investigation? Were the statements by Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Feist of such detail and particularity because they were spoken before all of the witness interviews were completed the integrity of this latest shooting is now completely compromised? And from being compromised has APD not just once again failed the officers who were involved in this latest dangerous incident AND compromised the criminal investigation against the heroin dealers who were the targets of the original investigation? Are Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Feist going to be held accountable for actions monumentally against the city’s interest and in direct conflict with the City’s Chief Attorney Tuorek and the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry?

The media and other bloggers, Joe Monahan in particular, wonder why all the states around New Mexico seem to have their economies revitalized and growing in prosperity while stagnation runs rampant in Albuquerque and most of New Mexico. Could it be that when hypocrisy is this gross and obvious it impedes any hope or optimism? If they lie about the simple policy regarding videos, what else will they lie about? If they choose to violate state statutes like IPRA, what else will they violate? Of course Mayor Berry is nowhere to be seen in this, for that would require leadership. We’d say it could not be more obvious that the leaders of APD are out of control and are not interested in doing what’s right but only in evading responsibility for their mess. But our Eyes tell us, it is going to get worse. And the citizens and businesses are clearing enduring fatigue from this on-going miscreant behavior by many of the state’s leaders.

P.S. We at the Eye wish to congratulate former Officer Tank Guenther for being cleared of all of the heinous charges brought against him. We applaud the Santa Fe county District Attorney, Angela Pacheco, for dropping the criminal action against Mr. Guenther. Of course APD was quick to terminate Mr. Guenther for the unsubstantiated felony charges. But now, as Mr. Guenther ponders the effort to restore his name with the department, PIO Officer Robert Gibbs asserts that Mr. Guenther was not fired because of the charges but because of “administrative issues.” We at the Eye would like to know what exactly those other “administrative issues” are because our Eyes tell us, no other issues were asserted during Mr. Guenther’s Lauder mill hearing. Could it be that once again, APD’s Chief Schultz is caught lying???

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know when "Group Transparency" plans on posting APD's SOP, General Orders, Policies, and whatever other operational orders that exist on the city's website???? The SOP used to be there, but it appears Legal Beagle Perry got his nose out of line about that, as they disappeared soon after he became the third bar stool leg of the ruling clan.....

Even the Metro Court Judges are in the dark....

Anonymous said...

When is this shit going to end?
They want to keep pushing the envelope, insulting the intelligence of every citizen of the city of Albuquerque and playing word games with their lies. These liars want to use the words maybe, seems, appears, could be, I think, may have, to put their trash out there. Everyone knows your game LIAR. Intentional misrepresentations are the same as lies. Someone needs to download that entire CD containing the SOPs to a website and expose these liars. Nothing but liars in city government. Nothing but liars on teh entire 5th floor. What is there to do when an entire police department and city are run on liars.

S. Sgt. Paul J. Heh ( RET. ) said...

What will the chief and mayor do when people arn't afraid any longer and start speaking out ? You guys can't even spin anymore. You keep getting caught in your own spin. No one believes anything you say. Mayor you own this mess .

Anonymous said...

Good story in the Journal today. Gilhooly called it like it is.

Anonymous said...

Officers are leaving in droves in the SE Area Command. Commander Gier or what ever his name is has 34's doing the hot spot crap. Which takes away precious man power from calls for service. Hey Gier get your ass out there and take some calls with Swing! Its bad right now and all you care about is looking good with your stupid hot spot shit. You dont care about your 34's! All the 34's feel the same just afarid to speak out. With al the man power going to hot spot we dont have 82 out there. Thanks, hope you can explain a 10-7 34.

Anonymous said...

Who is Rob Gibbs and why is he so powerful in the chain of command?

Anonymous said...

Gier wll do what he always does. Avoid conflict and talk behind your back. He gave us a line of bs on the lapel camera police Cass and now she is tipping off her "peeps" to get her troops in IA. Better not look in that mirror Cass you may be headed back to 2600 Marble. You 'member; I 'member. Is that information public record?

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Anonymous said...

Gilhooly said alot in that journal article, and all of it was true. Krueger seems to print strait forward articles without the slander, but why won't they fully step through the door and call it like it is? They again mentioned the officers locking up that "MURDER" suspect. The fact that he was wanted for murder is a "FACT", yet they still never mention that and they say that he was "possibly" dangerous. It was also CONFIRMED that he was armed with a handgun and knives. DOES ALL THIS NOT MAKE THIS SUSPECT DANGEROUS? What is with this situation? What is going on here? The reason officers are scared shitless to do anything is because the first time they have to do something to protect themselves that is justified but might not look great, they will be hung out to dry by their chief and his underlings, who are terrified of an investigation into their own behavior. Every officer out there knows what the chief and IA has done in this matter and everyone knows it is dirty as all hell.
The question that needs to be asked is what is the chief, city attorney and the rest of the 5th floor so horrified about that they will go to any legnth to conceal and prevent it from coming to light? What have these people done that they are actively trying to cover up by using the lives of their hard working officers? A very high level outside agency needs to step in and investigate the dealings of the 5th floor. Phone records are just the beginning. It will show the conspiracies and alliances of who is who behind all of these messes. Linking up significant dates with acquired phone record chatter will show who is behind all of this. I think everyone needs to see all of Schultz's phone records for all of the years he has been chief. Having a secret phone says something right there.

Anonymous said...

Gilhooly did not have to say anything to anybody. He did the interview to show 34s that other 34s care and that APD is broken from the top down. I read the article and I got that change is coming and change is mandatory. Have some faith, watch eachother's backs and don't let the 5th floor continue to fragment. The union is gone, don't count on their support but other 34s are still here. At least for now. Thank you Gilhooly for saying what needed to be said.

Anonymous said...

The Labor Board has not had their monthly meeting since March. So much for having an appeal process

Anonymous said...

Exactly what is meant by "caught lying again?" If his lips are moving he is lying. Catching schultz in a lie is like shooting fish in a barrel. No big catch here, just status quo.

Anonymous said...

If his lips are moving.......
HahahHahaha......
Iove it!
How true!

Anonymous said...

Hey, here's a question for our furry friends in the media to ask: how many lapel cameras were demo'd, who demo'd them, what was the results of the demo and who did the purchase???

Anonymous said...

Finally, an article from the journal putting blame exactly where it belongs. I don't know why other writers at the journal see fit to attack the rank and file, when they know who is responsible for the mess @ APD. Tiptoeing around the culprits only creates animosity and the feeling of favoritism. With events unfolding, it is inevitable that there will soon be no place to hide, because all other media outlets will be ahead of the game by reporting the truth. Competition will make for a good outpouring of the truth. Everyone who feels the need to speak up about the 5th floor corruption needs to reach out to all channels. And I hope every treacherous deed done to those officers is exposed. Hold them to the fire.

Anonymous said...

Instead of everyone wondering what Blume was charged with LOOK IT UP ITS CALLED PUBLIC RECORD. A lot of the talk about a gun and wanted for a murder is not on the charges.

Anonymous said...

LEVEE, YOU PIECE OF SHIT.

Anonymous said...

Cass is doing whatever she can do to make herself look good to the higher up's. She will sell you out in a minute.. Use lots of 48 around her.......

Anonymous said...

Geez wasn't Surran one of the 34s in CNAU that was caught taking pictures of people and the ace of spades while they evicted them??? Everywhere that guy goes he starts some crap... Get rid of him already...

Anonymous said...

I'd say congratulations to Tank but the fact is the heinous charges never should've been brought against him. Then to hear kiss-ass Gibbs talk about Tank's firing as related to "administrative" issues is fucking bullshit. Tank has forgotten more about being a cop than Gibbs will ever know.

Rat Catcher said...

Gibbs is nothing but a two faced mongoloid puppet of the 5th floor who stabs any cop in the back to get between the ass cheeks of the brass so that he can change the shade of his hook nose. His power....hahahahahah. Maybe we should discuss why he left his state job.

Anonymous said...

ref 8/14 2:04....what public site are you checking?

D-202-CR-201100884 clearly states Blume was charged with:

1. Receiving/Transferring a stolen motor vehicle
2. Receiving/Transferring stolen property
3. Possession of firearm by a felon
4. Resisting/Evading/Obstructing an officer

OR maybe you were looking at D-202-CR-201100469 where Blume was charged with:

1. Aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon
2. Armed robbery with a deadly weapon (2 counts)
3. Conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon
4. Kidnapping (2 counts)
5. Conspiracy to kidnap
6. Bribery of a witness (3 counts)

Thank you for alerting us all to the discrepancy. Stupid ass.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:04,
Looking at public record shows that Blume was wanted for agg. batt. with a deadly weapon, agg. burglary, conspiracy, and false imprisonment. If you know what those charges are, YES that does tell you about a GUN. Looking at that same public record, you will see that he is a convicted felon. An oficer knows that a felon in posession of a firearm is facing a long stint in federal prison. Felons don't want to go back to prison. Looking at media files online you will see that this convicted felon had eluded police, and was considered armed, and very dangerous even back in 09 when he fled from police in the UNM area. During that incident, APD shut down an entire portion of the university area in response, and searched the area door to door for Blume with K9 (LOBO NEWSPAPER). He escaped. Does a PD routinely shut down a portion of the city for someone who is benign? If you further search media files, you will see that this guy is the subject of yet another video where that video was released in an attempt to locate him after the above homicide occurred in a hotel where he was seen leaving in a hurry, and he was a suspect in that homicide. That video was posted on channel 13's web site asking for tips to help identify him and two other possible accomplices. If you contact APD violent crimes or homicide, you will find out that Blume was the suspect in the homicide of Brandy Kent, who was shot in the head on 1/30/11, @ 09:00 AM, inside her room at the Quality Suites hotel, located at 1500 Gibson SE, at the time he was arrested by these officers. Every officer worth half his badge in the city knew that. One would ask why a chief of police would downplay this fugitive suspect who was listed as APD's most wanted, to that of only a suspected car thief? Especially when a document posted here shows that the chief knew exactly what he was wanted for, and commended those officers. If you further inquire, you will find out that this felon was indeed armed with a stolen handgun at the time he was apprehended. If you talk to retired impact detective Kruger, you will hear about how this wanted felon threatened all officers of the APD.
The information is all there and indisputable. You only need to know where to look, and who to interview. The chief and his deputy do not want you to find this out, but that will be their unravelling for the things they have done to these officers especially when the information surrounding this latest officer involved shooting gets out. Dignity, truth and the citizens and officers of this city are suffering for selfish political reasons and to insure the arrival of one lying civil rights violator at his lucritive pension and retirement on the backs of everyone. They also will do ANYTHING to thwart the entry of an investigation into the department out of fear of what will be found on the 5th floor. There goes all of your elements. The problem is not the rank and file. It is the top. The rank and file are being used in a perverted attempt to draw attention away from the real problem; the ones causing the diversion with their lies omissions, witness tampering, and shoddy investigations, led by a city attorney who promotes unethical behavior. You can't deny the inevitable. You can't deny the truth. How would the family like to know that a homicide investigation is purposefully stalled on their daughter's death so as not to validfy the wants of this suspect. That is the shame and treachery that is stooped to every day within APD. A catastrophy was averted that night when those officers prevented an armed homicide suspect from entering a populated hotel and possibly taking a hostage or hurting another innocent person. What a shame.

Anonymous said...

oh geezus, please don't say gibbs was another statie that left because he got caught double dipping....and this guy is the (dis)face of APD? another police denial for sure....

i cant wait to hear the denials this friday..we deny we weren't doing an investigation, we deny we have a morale problem, we deny we have a promotion system based on suck-ups, we deny we're making this shit up as we go, we deny we have a manpower problem, we deny calls are holding longer than ever, we deny we deny we deny...how 'bout the fuck'n mayor step up and say the buck stops here! oh wait that's leadership, berry pie don't got that...

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the dog and pony show release of the tazing video that they are going to release on the 17th. The 5th floor is under water, and no doubt instead of just objectively releasing it, they will parade themselves the saviors of APD with their hypocritical rhetoric and regalia.

Anonymous said...

Hey Gibbs? member u were an FET with a police badge & got all the other FET's in trouble? How did u get hired by APD after being rejected for psych stuff? Oh wait u went to NMSP & hid out for awhile till they kicked you out & came begging to a man power desperate APD & they gave in. Gibbs you low life scum think your better than everyone cause you kiss up to the 5th floor. Your nothing but a semi decent ex-dispatcher who keeps getting lucky no one catches your timesheet shenanigans. Keep smiling to the cameras Rob your inside the head voice is telling you every things gonna be ok

Anonymous said...

What exactly has S31 done? Ppl either love or hate working for her so I guess we know where u fall. So what has she done?

Anonymous said...

Gibbs is a gypsie COP, he is a SP reject, no one would take him except APD. He could not handle the streets, "still a wanna be"

Anonymous said...

Cass you have a target on your back and its gonna hurt when you get hit. Everything you been saying about your team the last few weeks, people have been talking.

Anonymous said...

I love how Schultz was flanked by Warfield and Banks during today's news conference regarding Soliz, Suran, and Rice. It's only poetic that on one side of the chief dirty one is there a cop confirmed as a LIAR (BANKS) and on the other side a cop convicted of EXCESSIVE FORCE himself (Warfield). Can't make this shit up. All that was needed was little tonto LIAR Levy to run around and put spin on things....

Anonymous said...

What's up with the three douches on the news today in regards to the video? They deserve to be disciplined for what they did. APD does not need rogue officers following their own set of rules. Couldn't wait to get a warrant so they took matters into their own hands and violated countless laws and SOP. These officers are now the criminals.

Anonymous said...

Where's the mayor??? AKA Dr. Phil.
Has anyone seen either of these guys in the same place? Has anyone seen these two in the same room with Bert from Sesame Street either? ALL THIS SHIT GOING ON AND HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE ZOO?!?!?
Priorities...I'll tell ya. He really must be spending alot of time at that zoo observing the behavior of ostriches. Maybe he should pull his head out for a while. Oh no... that would mean responsibility, and owning the problem. Coward!

Anonymous said...

Wow did ya see the Chief on TV tonight, he was beaming over the fact that an APD 34 is being charged with battery... It's just another attempt to get the media and DOJ off his back and look good... That lapel camera didn't show anything. It's MONKEY CAM.. I'd say the lapel cameras are only good for the audio and nothing more..

Anonymous said...

I love it....the video with Clowns Surran, Rice and Solis. Solis and Surran are a product of those Elite Academy cadets back in the 90's eh? HAHAHA...go right ahead badge bunnies, you'll find a way to justify it....

Anyways, now for the juicy stuff...I can't wait for those cell phone records from the Han fiasco!!

APD...legends in your own minds. Paste that on those pretty new traffic units. FAPD!

Anonymous said...

Yea, the chief looked real proud. Proof that misery loves company. Nothing like a guy who wants to drag an entire city down with him. Sad thing is that he thinks this helps him. Nothing helps him. Nothing at all. Many things pending on this guy. We'll see who laughs last.

Anonymous said...

Where is the brave new leadership of the APOA standing up for their officer's right to due process? Is that the sound of crickets???

Anonymous said...

I give these 34's for credit for at least working. Guys remember you have a camera on and you went in a house without a warrant. You really did that and then filmed it ? Get real guys. You really need to get a grip under the law. Maybe you should all go to court for a day and hear what gets dumped when you do it correctly ? I am a retired 34 and I sure am tired of hearing about stupid mistakes. God help us all. These turd convicts make money on your stupid mistakes. Does that sink in ? Get it right and do it right. Pretty Please. Protect us,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Anonymous said...

WOW, Its a sad day when fresh pursuit becomes a reality TV show for the KOB 4 reportere Chris Ramirez. Its unfortunate that he gets the stories first for keeping his mouth shut with all the crap he learned while being Berry's Citys PIO. Great reward Berry.

APD is becoming a tainted place with a bunch or YES MEN.

BCSO and NMPS do this on a daily basis as part of thier job but APD gets rammed in the media. Sounds about right.

THANKS TJ Wilham, Mayor Berry and Chief Shultz. You continue to drive what used to be one of the best departments in the nation into the ground by succuming to the local media fruit cakes.

Discipline the officers if they violated polices, but dont make up crap. They did what they are taught in the academy (Fresh Pursuit).

God Bless are you who wear the uniform. Go home to your families at the end of the night.

Maybe Chief Stover would come out of retirement and get this city back on track.

Anonymous said...

Somebody please tell Chief Pinochet that this is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN and as the chief of police he should know the press has constitutional protections. They don't owe you shit Ray. And to make matters worse you wanna start a fight with the media over getting your ass chapped? Some poster got it right when they said this guy will take down the city before he admits failure. And you're gonna have Sullivan investigate who next? Ever heard of prejudicial conduct?

Hey douche bag, the game is over, there are no more chairs, take your little dog toto home and leave.

Anonymous said...

@8-17 6:27 AM

What goes around comes around. Denial of due process has been the policy of APD, the DA's office, and Metro court for a long long time. How could you possibly expect the APOA to know the meaning of the words. Face it, you 34's are nothing but tools to be used and tossed under the bus.

Anonymous said...

POLICEONE has the video in its' entirety, not just the diluted bits and pieces that the admin finally released to the media. Just gotta love it @21:16 referring to John Gonzales in IA. "John Gonzales comes up to me yesterdy and is like umm, I was not aware that catching a bad guy got you in trouble anymore but apparently it does, so watch your back." How much do you wanna bet that JG is now a target of the 5th floor? A clear message conveyed by an APD supervisor as to the malicious and retaliatory ways of APD. Oh, and let us not forget the further motives of kukowski to go after Solis (former sgt). A little personal vandetta maybe???

Anonymous said...

With all the stuff going on with APD I am sure glad I decided to be a real cop. Animal Control Cops ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Animal Cops?!?!??!
We have animal cops. Maybe you can write the animal planet and tell them all about yourself.
Ticketing people for having puppies is not being a cop. Maybe someday you can do a ride along and see what a cop does Mr. Pepper spray boy. You really should keep your mouth shut instead of trying to creaty friction between agencies like a complete asshead that you are.

Anonymous said...

Certain aspects of the news and activities reported about today's version of APD are starting to remind me of my military service. Back in the 1960's, LBJ ordered the Draft Board to lower the mental and educational standards that were in place regulating who was drafted into the Army. The purpose was to make many more men eligible for the draft so they could go enjoy Vietnam. He also made certain criminal records no longer a deciding factor. We, who were voluntarily serving at the time, came to know this project as "The Johnson 500,000". As these new "draftees" cycled through the training programs and were assigned to duty, we suddenly found ourselves serving beside some people who should have been in cages. My opinion: thanks to Ray Schultz and Marty Chavez, it looks like APD currently looks a lot like the US Army in the 1960's and 1970's.

Anonymous said...

@1255....and Berry, don't forget Berry in this mess. And you are correct. With so many lieutenants and captains leaving...hold on for worse times yet.

Anonymous said...

200 officers and supervisors retiring. APD will not recover from that kind of attrition. And nobody thinks something is seriously wrong?!?!?!

There will be a total of 700 sworn next year.

Anonymous said...

Who's TOTO?

Anonymous said...

@4:26 Toto is Levy. Still don't know who cut throat lawyer is

Anonymous said...

Toto is Levy...omg that's is rotffl. Ruff ruff!