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 23, 2012

DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE

Last Friday, August 17th was scheduled to be the final day of the Doyle v. Ray Schultz labor hearing. If you recall, former APD officer John Doyle is challenging APD’s Chief Ray Schultz’s termination of Mr. Doyle’s employment with APD. The hearing once again failed to conclude as Chief Schultz’s lawyer, Kathy Levy, once again moved to vacate the hearing to a later date. Ms. Levy’s reputation for delaying and failing to comply with deadline precedes her and she is known for her shortcomings (no punt intended) by those who have had to deal with her. But notwithstanding Ms. Levy’s propensity to stall, our Eyes found this unsurprising because the investigator who Chief Schultz assigned to investigate Mr. Doyle was Internal Affairs Sergeant Jason Peck. And that is where fate asserts irony of the greatest order…

On August 6, Sgt. Peck shot a suspect who was involved in an undercover drug deal. Hours later, APD released officer mounted lapel camera footage showing undercover officers struggling with the suspect moments after he had been shot by Sgt. Peck. Despite the fact Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Paul Feist provided to the press significant details about shooting and released the video PRIOR to completion of the shooting’s investigation and PRIOR to Sgt. Peck’s interview. Our Eyes tell us Sgt. Peck’s incident is eerily familiar to Mr. Doyle’s incident with wanted felon Nicholas Blume. The deputy chief even mentioned the sergeant’s fear of a second suspect and the concern of a possible ambush scenario. In fact, Sgt. Peck’s incident is so similar to Mr. Doyle’s incident we wonder if the City is trying to toss Mr. Doyle’s case because of the uncanny similarities.

You see, our Eyes tell us Sgt. Peck, for reasons unknown, ran up to the car, and as he closed in on the suspect, the undercover detective and the suspect engaged in a physical confrontation. The undercover detective is reported to have alerted Sgt. Peck that the suspect was going for a gun. At this point Sgt. Peck pulled out his gun and shot the suspect in the lower abdomen. Our Eyes tell us that Sgt. Peck states he did not see the gun and relied on the undercover detective’s statements as they struggled in the car. In light of the events it seems Sgt. Peck was reasonable in his actions. However, we wonder why the same consideration is NOT extended to Mr. Doyle. If you recall, then Officer Doyle arrived on scene while then Officer Woolever was on the ground struggling with an identified known and wanted recidivistic felon, Nicholas Blume. Officer Woolever exclaimed to Officer Doyle that Blume was reaching for something in his waistband. Relying on Officer Woolever’s assertions, knowing that Blume was wanted for homicide, along with other multiple violent felonies, was frequently in possession of a gun, considered armed and dangerous, and there was a second outstanding suspect in the immediate vicinity that could have ambushed them, Officer Doyle used the least amount of reasonable force and deployed physical force tactics measured best for the scenario facing him. Despite Chief Schultz’s sworn testimony that Officer Doyle kicked Blume in the head “6-8 times” the now infamous video shows Officer Doyle targeted and repeatedly and intentionally struck Blume in the upper shoulder and arm area. While Sgt. Peck deployed his gun and discharged his firearm against the offender; Officer Doyle maintained a superior position and refrained from exercising deadly force. Given the statements by Chief Schultz and Deputy Chief Feist concerning Sgt. Peck’s shooting, it seems Officer Doyle could’ve deployed his firearm and shot suspected murderer Blume. However, Doyle refrained from deadly force. This restraint clearly showed control as one would expect from an officer with 20 plus years in law enforcement who came from one of the most violent cities in the country to work in Albuquerque. While Sgt. Peck’s actions are hailed as heroic by APD’s 5th Floor, Mr. Doyle’s unblemished reputation is attacked and tarnished by a group of individuals with less police experience, less experience with violent encounters, and a less than ethical motive. As a matter of fact this individual assigned to investigate Mr. Doyle only had only a year in Internal Affairs at the time he was assigned this case, and only a few years of actual street experience. These facts make one wonder why they would assign such an inexperienced sergeant to investigate this case. Additionally, it makes one wonder even more why Chief Schultz would say a 20 plus year commander was incapable of conducting the same investigation. We at the Eye highly doubt Sgt. Peck's police experience even approaches Mr. Doyle's and we know his investigative experience doesn't even come close to that of retired Commander Murray Conrad. It seems that qualifications are not in order when selecting a loyal subject to carry out Schultz's dirty work, only ones willingness to give up all of their integrity to support Schultz and his dirty mission.

Yet, as Sgt. Peck’s actions are hailed as necessary and proper, Officers Doyle and Woolever are fired, and summarily smeared in the media as an example of APD’s police brutality culture. Officer Doyle and Officer Woolever are even tossed to the DOJ in an effort by Chief Schultz to appear “in control” of his department. Now our Eyes tell us Chief Schultz’s attorney has vacated Mr. Doyle’s effort to prove his termination was unjustified if not unlawful. Can anybody else see the double standards here? Can anybody else see the total disparity in treatment by Chief Schultz? Is this how a law enforcement agency is to act by exhibiting bias and prejudicial conduct?

We at the Eye have asked this before and will ask this again, If Chief Schultz acts with such prejudice, bias, and irregularity with his own sworn personnel, how does he act with regular citizens? How does he act when subject to events that truly tests his integrity? I think we all know the sad and painful answers to these serious questions…


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Schultsz use of force logic: kick causing bruising bad; bullet shredding internal organs and death good.

My morning: coffee, Monahan, Eye, then briefing. Love it!

Anonymous said...

I have absolutely no problem with Peck shooting this thug, nor do I have a problem with Doyle and Woolever and how they apprehended Blume. In both cases the 34's were engaged with extremely violent individuals with lengthy criminal records and would not have hesitated to kill them if given the opportunity. Or in the event of an escape, they would have in all probability continued their criminal behavior and further placed the public at risk. What I do have a problem with is the 5th floor being so quick to release the recording from the PRD with UC 34's and their UC vehicles in clear view. This recording did not show anything worthwhile to the media or our citizens, just the vehicle positioning after the take-down had already taken place. The hasty release of this recording did no more than compromise our UC's and burn their vehicles. Why is it that the 5th floor didn't instead provide the recording from the WIRE that would have been utilized as in all other controlled UC buys by SID. At the very least it would have captured the graphic verbal exchange and altercation that lead up to the shooting. It would have included much more supportive evidence of what really transpired and allowed the public to hear those key words of "STOP POLICE, GUN GUN, 82 STEP ON IT" or whatever. But instead of doing the most logical of things, the 5th floor again excersised poor judgement and compromised their own. These officers made decisions in the moment and took care of business, yet are under a world of scrutinty. The 5th floor with all its' legal guideance and experience rushed to the media with this recording when the situation did not call for it and did no more than FAIL US ALL!!!

Anonymous said...

Surely the 5th floor would have given more thought into whether or not to release this stupid PRD recording if they hadn't been sued by the media for failing to provide the Solis/Surran video. So who runs this department really? Sadly, it seems to be the media. Idiots, see what happens when you bring in the likes of TJ and Huffman and play the game of politics. You reap what you sow.

Anonymous said...

This article has nailed down what has been done to Officers Doyle and Woolever.Great Article. S/B front page in the local newpaper

Anonymous said...

Rule number one: Officers don't ever Monday morning quarterback other shootings. This is silly to compare the two shootings in this fashion. Shoulda stuck to Levy and her lack of respect for the Courts.

Anonymous said...

As more and more comes out about the filth that Schultz, Berry, Levy, Paiz (now retired) and other 5th floor fools peddle, the more clear it is that APD is in the hands of ego-centric morons. Now it seems that the media is slowly waking up to the lies in APD and may soon be bringing forth pressure for the truth. Beth Paiz publicly supported these officers then turned her back on them...she knows the truth...Paiz, if you have a single molecule of integrity left in your soul, come forward and tell the truth because the "truth shall set you free".

Anonymous said...

Schultz Logic Oxymoron

Anonymous said...

Ray Scultz and mayor RJ Berry are like human versions of the honey badger. They don't give a fuck.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to be aware that Nate Korn is up to his old tricks and trying to get your commissions pulled for any type of an arrest petty misd or anything.

BOYCOTT NATES we can't support someone who is being the mouth piece for the Chief. Don't shop there.

Anonymous said...

Thursday morning around 2AM APD took into custody Mr. Brian Pulliam, a self proclaimed member of the Aryan Brotherhood. Mr. Pulliam was wanted for the double murder of a woman and her nephew in the Northeast section of Albuquerque.

"Detectives said they sent the SWAT team out"

Detectives say Pulliam is a self-declared member of the Aryan Nation and a documented gang member in Albuquerque with a lengthy criminal history including attempted murder and armed robbery.

“The background on Mr. Pulliam is he has been arrested and charged with as many as different charges he has an extensive violent history to include arrests in the city of Albuquerque,” Deputy Chief Paul Feist said.

Just why is all this mentioned when the chief of police Raymond D Schultz says that a person's history has little to do with how they are treated. It seems that a criminal's history has nothing to do with the way they are treated unless it makes Ray's motives look good.

Are all warrants served with SWAT?
Looking at the RCM, it seems like serving a warrant on this individual is a high risk activity. SWAT carries rifles. The presentation of rifles is a "Show of Force". It seems as though officers would be in the orange or red without even seeing the suspect prior to serving the warrant. Is that not treating someone differently based on their known threat, criminal history, and actions wanted for? Are these not a combined totality of circumstances? Would this suspect have been shot had he reached into his waistband while ignoring commands, based on the information the officers had on hand?

It seems that Schultz, Fiest, and their PIO dig themselves into a deeper hole every time they open their mouths.

By the way, great job by all officers involved.

Anonymous said...

Every officer in the state of New Mexico should boycott Kauffmans.
They are overpriced and owned by a political appointee of Schultz. Go to TLC for your equipment and uniforms.

Anonymous said...

Ref. 11:07,

Did we read the same article? because I don't see where the writer criticized anyone? As a matter of fact, the writer states that both were justified. What I did notice was that Officer Doyle and Woolever's actions were second guessed from the beginning. It went farther than second guessing to the point of the Chief and the investigators, including the one mentioned in this article making up their own account of what occurred during that arrest based solely on a video with no sound, while omitting key facts and evidence, then trying to coerce certain people to see things.
That whole investigation was a set up from the ground up and everyone knows it. They think they kept their treachery in the shadows, but everyone knows. From the threats to the attempts to get people to take their side, to the lies. I think this article is outstanding and shows the underbelly of what is going on inside APD.

Anonymous said...

"Rule number one: Officers don't ever Monday morning quarterback other shootings." They don't? You must not work for Apd then because never will you find more shit talking about other officer's actions. You'll hear it from cadiots to out of Tommy's pie hole. From Sigala to Schultz himself. And where was the comparison? Please don't tell me you think Doyle/Woolever were not railroaded. I'm sure Peck will be fine, but Doyle/Woolever got dumped on and all but a few stepped up to support them.

Anonymous said...

Ray Shultz will know you read the eye, how red is your face after reading this article?

Anonymous said...

Ref 929....Feist and company released the Peck video prior to being sued for their unlawful conduct. Schultz said it himself, they released the video because of all the attention on him and the shootings. IN OTHER WORDS, the cops have no credibility anymore. It's gone...poof. And you know what, you fuck'n reap what you sow because while only a few dare to say bullshit on this, the rest of you pussies hide. I expect to fight the admin and this limp dick command staff, but where's the 82? Disgraceful bunch of sheep as cops.

And don't think we don't hear you talkin shit Willoughby. All tough in APOA office but crickets in public.

Anonymous said...

Schultz will look at each case individually. I do feel thgat Doyle and Woolever were victims of the media. I don't know enought about the other shooting to say anything. We can't be comparing them to each other since the system doesn't work that way.

Funny isn't it how the media portrays Doyle and Woolever as rogue cops, etc, but then we are tipping them off to give them kudos to get Rice, Surran, and Solis. We are stabbing ourselves in the back.

We will never be as ONE like it was 10 years ago. Schultz did his job by dividing us and he reads this blog as much as anyone and laughs and is proud of his work and we allowed it.

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of Officers who got DUMPED on and never got support from anyone. Get a better line. Everyone knows if you are in Schultz line of fire you stand alone in your fight.

Anonymous said...

"Sgt. Peck, for reasons unknown, ran up to the car, and as he closed in on the suspect, the undercover detective and the suspect engaged in a physical confrontation."

What is being said here, that Peck was acting independently and that his actions caused the suspect to react as he did which lead to the shooting???

Anonymous said...

Peck violated SOP by not utilizing his PRD and/or by not ensuring that it was working properly which resulted in no actual footage that would have immediately exonorated his actions if they were as he told. Yet without the footage the chief was quick to blindly support Peck. Why? Because there isn't any video footage to scrutinize which makes it much easier to defend publicly. On the other hand, the actions of Doyle and Woolever were captured by video for all to see which allowed for the chief to be quick to condemn them without consideration of their perception and intent. If the explanation of their actions also matched what was seen in the video, why not support them too?

Now imagine if Doyle and Woolever were not running their PRD's and there was no surveillance cameras capturing their actions. They would surely have been elevated as heroes and supported based on their statements alone, right? And if Peck had been utilizing his PRD, what if upon his approach of the under-cover vehicle it captured the situation to become escalated by HIS presence like this article implies, and there was no mention or observation of a gun possessed by the suspect when he decided to shoot? Would Peck be condemned for his actions like Doyle and Woolever were?

I guess for it depends on what officers are involved and who it is that complains, and whether there is any media coverage that would lead to poAnd titical ramifications. That is when they choose the manner in which they spin it.

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION EVERYONE !!!!!!
A POLICE CAPTAIN IS TAKING ON
RAY SCHULTZ TONIGHT.

TUNE INTO PBS CHANNEL 5 @7 PM

GET OUT THE POP CORN AND OPEN A BEER. SHOULD BE A GOOD ONE.

Anonymous said...

be very careful when talking around Tommy. He will repeat everything he hears to anyone who will listen. All his time in the chiefs office made him feel powerful and special. now he feels he needs to stay important by ratting out officers and talking shit about others all to make himself out to be RELEVANT. guess what Tommy your a no body a grave yard sergeant with no responsibility. get used to it cause its all youll ever amount to you little rat shit talker!

Anonymous said...

All Police in New Mexico! Stop shopping at Kaufmans West. Nate Korn has been ripping off the very best of our community for to long. Nate Korn marks all of his items 20-50%. Stop throwing your money away. We must stand together. Nate Korn is a snake.

Anonymous said...

I really hate to 2nd guess, but did Peck have an "AD" as he approached the suspect? It seems no other responding officers were even close enough to the situation to take part in the "act of force," and the officer inside the vehicle also did not respond with gun fire. I hate that I am even considering this here by taking the role of monday morning QB, but all things considered, no one saw a gun and Peck reportedly fired one time to the abdomen. Why not a contact shot to "high center mass" or to the central nervous system? Why not at the very least a "standard response" of 2 shots to stop the action? Did Schultz speak so quickly in support of Peck's action and release the ho-hum video to conceal something else? Let's hope not.

Anonymous said...

Although I have to agree with Ray Baby on his plan to suspend a LEO's certification whilst they are under indictment, I'm afraid it’s a little to little and a little too late, nothing less than more of his same old "distraction technique". All one need do is look at the convicted felon, and now under indictment for theft of department property, Chief of PD in Vaughn who STILL carries his certification. What a crock Ray Baby!!!!
As for Ron Boy over at the APOA, where and the F do you get off talking about due process. Perhaps you need to read the restrictions after arraignments placed on hundreds of INNOCENT “civilians” everyday. And don’t forget that oath of office along with those department SOPs concerning conduct unbecoming Ron Boy.

Anonymous said...

Post at 1:52 good points, do you have inside info???

Anonymous said...

"but then we are tipping them off to give them kudos to get Rice, Surran, and Solis. We are stabbing ourselves in the back." JEsus h christ, get over your hardon for s31 already...here's news you can use, the former APOA prez dimed out Doyle and Woolever to Schultz.

Of course when Gilhooly criticizes Schultz and his ridiculous command staff he's labeled "disgruntled" or "playing soldier" and when a street sergeant writes up some cops acting stupid she's effectively called a traitor. Nice logic. How bout this: your heroes Dodi and that idiot Fernando Aragon (remember him...I'm sure BW hasn't forgotten...you don't get to 23 a fellow cops wife w/o consequences) and lord knows who else are going to run (or is it ruin) the balloon fiesta....

Anonymous said...

"All bystanders in NYC shooting hit by cops, officials say"
2 dead, 9 hurt (Courtesy of NBC News)

What was APD doing in NYC?

Anonymous said...

9:24 - You are absolutely right. There are very few cops that will defend another cop openly. Perhaps, on this site anonymously. The ONLY one I've seen post his name in support of railroaded cops is Sgt. Paul Heh, even before he retired. I admire his integrity. The rest of you - not so much!

Anonymous said...

I read the criminal complaints on the latest homicide probably like everyone else did. Did anyone see any PC other than knowing that piece of shit owned a revolver and there wasn't any casings found at scene. Better step it up our "famous" homicide detectives who submitted three pages of nothing.

This again is a direct reflection on Schultz.

Anonymous said...

All of you who are adding your opinions are being Monday morning quarterbacks. If you have never been in a shooting or worked undercover you have no idea of the dynamics involved. I would expect such comments from the media or cop hating groups, I know from the vocabulary used you are cops too, that's what is disturbing. You may not like the people or units involved, but before you dive in with your theory of what happened and second guess a life threatening decision in a public blog think about this. You might have the unfortunate fate of being the next officer involved in a shooting. Then you might be the next topic of comments on this site. If the lawyers, politicians, media, special interst groups and community don't talk shit and drag you through the mud your fellow brothers in blue will.
I don't know Peck and any of the real details about what happened. I am just glad I am retiring in a few days and will never see you guys second guessing what I would do in a situation like this on this website.
You all better take a look in the mirror, this place has you attacking each other now.

Anonymous said...

This travesty carried out against Doyle and Woolever was nothing but a circus complete with three rings a side show and a ringmaster.
One of those officers was threatened by these corrupt sneaks through their channels, to change his story, or face prosecution and IA was a big part of it. There is evidence of that. True blue people and modern technology are wonderful things. You never know when something just shows up gift wrapped. People should not intimidate witnesses and when those people lie under oath about it, it's going to get really interesting when the real investigation gets under way. Supervisory staff should know better. It looks like it's going to get real sticky when the interviews get under way. Lie to those people and you go to jail. Phone records and recordings are a wing dinger.

Anonymous said...

No, Schultz has his people going against cops to protect his backside. Now they have a long hard road to hoe and much to think about. All of them. Good luck in your retirement. You are right. the enemy always comes from within in police work. Your worst enemies are cops and the administration. Schultz has proven that, and his minions have made it a creed. I have more respect for criminals on the street than I do the violators of an oath that lurk on the fifth floor like a fungus. From scum bag PIO cops talking shit in the media, to worthless lying DCOPS to the one spoken about in this thread all second guess and hang out cops to dry. They all need to have a coming to Jesus.

Anonymous said...

This place has you attacking each other now? It's not like it was ten years ago? Excuse me but that's about the time Herr Schultz showed up. You know, the guy who oversaw the evidence fiasco and tried to fire the cops who spoke up about that? Now Schultz is Chief and for the last eight years its been nothing but damage control.

We're bitter because Schultz plays games and treats people differently. I've had the pleasure of working for people like McCutcheon and Gilhooly and they knew more about leadership and effective managment as sergeants than twats like Comacho and Gonterman will ever know.

Don't spin this in Peck is wrong...nobody said he is. What was said is that the same dynamics faced Peck yet Peck is hailed as heroic and Doyle/Woolever get fucked. For now.

Anonymous said...

Doyle and all officers that are having employment probs need to contact dontblamethecops.com it is part of the whole truth movement started on facebook by Andrew Hale. He's a lawyer that specializes in defending cops that have been wrongfully terminated. Go to Facebook to The Whole Truth Project. Its a place to start. I think he used to be a 34.

Anonymous said...

Russia has the criminal charge of Hooliganism, 2 years imprisonment. That is a good start for everyone on the 5th floor. They can wait for the other charges while serving time fot that. Nothing but a bunch of hooligans running APD.

Anonymous said...

We don't need Hale or Mower anymore. We got one who's less than six months away from having his switch on and going hot....

Anonymous said...

Oh Gonterman....
You want to talk about that underhanded sneak who can't look you in the eyes. He was sued for burning the ear off of a homeless guy by drive (contact) stunning him over and over in the side of the head while several other cops were present back in september of 2002. It takes a real big man to do that! Big man huh Timmy? A real tough guy. Last time I checked the head wasn't a Tazer target, and a drive stun is precise so that was intentional as the courts saw it too because they paid that homeless guy $300,000 dollars. And that commander has the balls to stand at a press conference where a videoi is released. Do these assholes think people have no memories of the past? It's all public record fellas. Yea, that's the bosses running APD, they can burn the ears off of a homeless man in a group but two cops arrest a violent and dangerous murder suspect who suffers minor scrapes and bruises and they are fired. What a disgrace?

If this place was a third world island off the coast of Africa, there would have already been a coup.

Anonymous said...

Mowrer is worthless and a turncoat. Don't trust that guy with your used bubblegum wrappers.

When members of the APOA find out what he was behind last year, he will be the one resigning.

A shitstorm is coming.

Anonymous said...

Mower's job is to defend the union. His job is not to defend individual union members. Those who think otherwise will be on the losing side of that argument.

Anonymous said...

8:37... Thank you for confirming what is known by all and why the APOA is all but worthless now. WORTHLESS. you have Mower to thank for that little grenade he threw detailing missing funds via email. So if you believe your own statement then thank Mower for bringing it down. Which he did, incudently, only so that his hands would not get caught in the mix.

The union is only as strong as its members involvement and commitment which is what now....? Zero I'd say.

Anonymous said...

@ August 27, 2012 7:50:00 AM MDT

It is not we who lack memories of the past it is the hypocrites who have made it up the ranks who selectively reflect on such things. For you or anyone who has accurate knowledge of incidents involving these assholes it is incumbent of you (US) to remind them and everyone of the truth. I can say that there are VERY FEW command level personell who are safe. And as long as these gonterman-type "leaders" choose to step up to the soap box to run their mouths they keep themselves as targets. LIARS and CRIMINALS.