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

Sep 20, 2012

Average Cop Speaks Out

Below is a letter sent to the Eye.  For anyone who cares about this community and/or the Albuquerque Police Department, this letter is painful to read.  The letter appears to be from the prospective of a regular "Joe" or "Jane" cop...Folks we all see the dangers of having an inept chief.  Is everyone including our Mayor going to sit and do nothing until Schultz kills the entire community of Albuquerque with his incompetence?

 Remember; the Paseo Del Norte re-build would not be an issue if the City still had the Thirty MILLION dollars Schultz has cost us all in liability (this is just one issue)...

When I was a rookie 34 in the early 2000's every TO I had told me to always make copies of my reports, copy my evidence tags, and if possible copy my evidence before I submitted anything. When I asked why to each of these veteran and wise cops who have since retired or transferred and who have forgotten more than I will ever know, they told me that frequently the department will lose things and when things are lost it will fall on the officer to prove he turned it in. I was told if you didn't have a copy you were SOL. And that the department would break it off in you. Over the years I have heard many stories about how tapes, audio, evidence, and reports have disappeared for important events. We all know how somewhere out there there is a tape of a 10-15 at Mayor Marty's house. And that there are photos somewhere of Margaret Chavez De Aragon (or whatever her name is) showing injuries of having been beating up. Of course these items have never seen the light of day and are probably buried deeper than the Arc from Indiana Jones.

Now over the last few months I've seen that all my fears are coming true about hidden evidence and missing reports. we have bullets and casings "accidentally" being released to officers falsely accused of murder, we have video of 34s acting stupid that Schultz does everything he can to keep hidden, evidence in the warehouse gets contaminated and destroyed by neglect and last weekend we have Schultz and Banks, our Segway Soldiers, "forgetting" to turn on their cameras. Or did they? Now we have officer Grover's report showing up. Of course the department will say it didn't exist or was mistakenly filed. But I'm pretty sure I know what Lieutenant officer Grover spoke with, and while he is no longer with us, I can say that if that is what he thought happened with Mary Han, than I would take that to my grave. That Lieutenant was one of the best cops in APD. He was as solid as Corvino and Guillmette. And anybody who worked with, for, or around him know this is true. May he rest in peace.

When I took this oath to wear the badge I still wear, it meant something more than APD and more than the city of Albuquerque. It was to God, Country, and the Constitution.
If anybody knows/knew Grover, you know that he fought (and from what I hear continues to fight) for cops in trouble and being unfairly treated by IA or their supervisors. And I know he rep'd several sergeants also. I also know that officer Grover is far from perfect, but to be a cop, nobody is. APD is in shambles and with so many experienced people leaving as soon as they can it is not going to get better. This soft style academic academy they are doing is going to get cops hurt and cause more shootings because the cops coming out of this academy will not know how to deal with stress. They will panic and when people panic they go to the biggest stick they have....their gun.

Sincerely,
34 Anonymous
... but many, for we are legion."

34 comments:

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

Good for Sgt. Grover for standing up and doing the right thing. Good for CH13 for showing the report and bringing this issue to light. A.P.D says it is unclear if the report by Grover concerning Mary Han's death was ever turned in. Well here is a clue for you A.P.D. as shown on CH 13 the report is time stamped proving it was turned in ! So was the death of Mary Han murder ? Iurge everyone to read Joe Monahans Blog. Like Mary Han or not she is entitled to justice and a real investigation into her death . As Joe Monahan states this will not go away ! In the near future you will all see what A.P.D. top brass did at the scene of her death. I am sure you will all be discusted. Mayor Berry you own this !

Anonymous said...

It's funny, how many times have I been asked to rewrite a supp for call-out because it got lost. Think of all the supps that disappear whenever there is an Officer Involved Shooting...

Ooops, did I just say that? Yep, whenever there's an officer involved shooting we don't do CopperFire reports because then they become public reports instantly.... HARD COPIES!!!

Got to make sure our ducks are in a row. Or story is straight. Or...well oops, my bad.

Anonymous said...

Grover is as reliable and believable as the fifth floor. He makes shit up just to be the hero! Paul Heh I respect you and would back you up any day but dont discredit yourself by defending Grover or even associating with him.

Anonymous said...

Interesting open letter but it does not give that much insight to what everybody already knows is going on. The officer brings up the report involving Mayor Chavez and his wife which occurred under Chavez's first term when Polsar was Chief, which is over 15 years ago! Why even mention it. Schultz has been Chief the last 7 years and in the last 3 years he has completly destroyed the Department with Berry as Mayor.

The Regulator said...

To 4:01:00,
You just nailed it. It is customary, and has been customary forever, that all supps from a police involved shooting are handwritten. No exceptions, and due ASAP after a shooting. This is done so that the copperfire reports are not in the system and subject to public record request. They can sit on them until THEY want them ot be accessable or until they are all on the same page. No pun intended. It is a quality control issue to make sure everything jives. How's that for transparency? If that isn't latent hiding things, even if only temporary, I don't know what is. And they have been doing it that way forever. If everything is on the up and up, why hold back? Let the chips fall where they may. Submit the reports. Makes you think, just what happens if one of those supps is out of line with the rest? Does it get sent to the circle file? Mistakenly misplaced? Damaged beyond comprehension?

The mere practice of this is laced with dishonesty, though the 5th floor will explain this as being some phoney baloney way of being more efficient by the detectives having everything in their hands before leaving the scene. That is a load of nonsense. What better way to have something more accessable than to log onto a central network where the reports are sent and stored and then pulling them up from the comfort of your office? It doesn't matter anyway. They will just make another excuse up when asked about it. And if that excuse doesn't work, they will make up another one based on what they think you know and will ask them. They think they are chameleons, but they are nothing but snakes. When you really catch them they will just run, hide, and try to ignore you.
The things cowards do.

All of this is set in stone. Every shooting has the supps handwritten since copperfire has been started. They can't deny that. THAT is a patern that is only done for shootings. EVERY SINGLE ONE AND EVERY SUPP, ALL THE TIME. Explain that away.

Anonymous said...

To 732, it does actually because most of the cops in Apd were hired since 2000. Think about that for a minute. This shit of hiding reports or, excuse me "losing them" wink wink nod nod, has gone on for years. How about making up reports?! Dumbass rookies are just figuring this out....

That 49 regarding OIS's is accurate. I bet DOJ didn't figure that out yet. Oops. And how bout this bombshell....34 LK named in another 1983 claim for the butter knife shooting. You wanna throw records Ina tailspin? IPRA all those 42s and see what you get. And oh yeah Gonterman, we know you were on scene even though you keyed up and said you were not 56. And BM, it was great of you to be on scene, but next time make sure your holster has a gun in it!!!

APD: Anotht Public Denial. Another Public Disgrace. Another Person Dead.....

Anonymous said...

You idiots have some short term memory problems! Two years ago you were complaining about crapperfire dropping reports from the system and now it is the only solution for public records. Why don't you read back to the past: http://eyeonalbuquerque.blogspot.com/2010/01/crapperfire.html

Anonymous said...

@712....crapperfire was dropping reports. And it was rushed in without any field testing before it went 10-8. But how on earth do you make the connection between those valid concerns and the fact that OIS reports are deliberately kept off-line???

Anonymous said...

Yea ok, you 5th floor residents are real spin doctors. It doesn't matter what employees bitch about does it? If it does, then tell us since when? You fools are the ones who instituted copperfire. It is your fault that the system may not have worked, but all officers are ordered to handwrite OIS supplementals. Don't pull that damage control bullshit now. Talk about short memories. You clowns can't remember what you testified to the day before. That is why you are all liars. The truth just comes. Lies, you have to remember. You are all poor at that. I don't think anyone claimed the system is a success, but it is a known fact that those reports are ordered to be handwritten at the scene, and anyone who claims they were ever told otherwise, or taught diferent is a liar. Just whay is this taught in the academy? Watch how fast this practice stops now! What will be your excuse for the drastic change in statistics on how many OIS reports will now be done on Copperfire after this exposure if you think nothing was wrong with it? If nothing is wrong with it, why will it now stop because you got caught? Why hand write them, when cars have printers in them? It's because they purposefully don't want them in the system. They want to go over all of them for their reasons. The evidence is there. Every single last one of then are written. Let the 5th floor explain why. Yea, a minute amount of other types of explainable reports get handwritten because of equipment failure, system failure or not having a KDT. That is explainable by the stats, but it is not explainable when every report concerning every officer on a shooting scene is written by hand. There are orders out there stating that copperfire WILL be used for all reports, yet officers on the scene of OIS's are ordered to write theirs by hand. The burden of explaination lies with you, if you feel the need to defend this. I see it as an integrity issue. Maybe you don't. But maybe you lack integrity also. We'll see who has a short memory.

This administration, and anyone covering for them or making excuses for their mess are going to be exposed. Either exposed or you can run away. Your choice.

Like someone said here a waile ago, You can't screw this many people, and expect to get away with it. It looks like everyone is fed up. People on the inside, people on the way out, and people on the outside.

Anonymous said...

Ref 7:26,
He doesn't need to make a valid or intelligent connection. When these people get caught, they just sling all kinds of nonsensical bullshit all around the place to try and get out from underneath of it. The excuses I have heard from these people defies all normal thinking. The key word being "normal". You see, they are not. They are deviants, and they don't give a living shit about anything or anyone but themselves. What idiot thinks they can hold a public position and have their actions not be seen. This is the insult they cast upon the citizens of Albuquerque, and their employees. They insult their intelligence with everything they do.

It may have taken a while, but everyone has their number. Their act is all washed up.

Anonymous said...

The connection is that Mr Grover's report was not hand written and it was electronically filed. Ask Mr. Grover to explain that.

Anonymous said...

"Normal" sure as hell doesn't describe these people. They are evil and demented and know only fear and greed. Just like dank nasty hyenas.

Anonymous said...

Gover stop talking about yourself. Its obvious it is you who wrote this letter you aways have to promote yourself above everyone else. You can sign your name after all nine years as a "bike cop" is over and no one cares.

Anonymous said...

True observation about cops being misstrained now. We are do for one and I swear having Schultz preside over a memorial service is about as disgusting as anything can get. Remember how Schultz screwed the kids names at the last service? Remember how Schultz had no personal knowledge and merely reflected on an employee file. That's the chief liar for you. NOT normsl and totally defective.

Anonymous said...

Hey Berry...slow down on those drinks at Scalos buddy! And who's the chick? Oh right, a "staffer".....

Anonymous said...

@5:03, u wanna give Heh advise but don't put your name on your post? How's that burr-eat-oh TJ? We all know you leaked the report fat fuck! You think we don't see you wandering around the main as Schultzs chief spin master? U know what, go borrow a Segway and lets see what happens. I bet the thing evolves some sort of artificial intelligence and starts to flee before you can put your filthy paws and fat feet on it!!!

Anonymous said...

BK21....file a complaint against Schultz pursuant to 30-26-1(e).

Anonymous said...

you people trying to spin this into an us vs them bullshit isn't working

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayor what are you going to do when you run for re-election and the police officers unite against you for not hearing their concerns to get rid of a chief who has cost the city millions and plays favorites when it comes to discipline? By the way does he not have a civil rights violation on his record????????????????

Anonymous said...

For any of you who thinks the 5th floor is conducing the re-organization of APD better think again. We are in this man power issue because of the 5th floor. Want answers need to look across the street on 11th floor.

Anonymous said...

11:57,
AGAIN, what connection????
It wasn't a police shooting involved report. There is no connection. You guys really try to spin the hell out of things and every time you do, you get egg all over your faces. Thank god the Moe Larry and Curley agents of the 5th floor don't work for the CIA! The country would have been taken over already. Morons.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of reports, where the fuck is Schultz and Banks's 42s? Gee, if they had them we all know they would've paraded them out by now.... Here's comes another fuck up.

Anonymous said...

Amazing paper today: AFD, APD, City, and "Abq economy defies recovery."

But don't worry folks, it aint Berry or Schultz's or Susana's or that scumbag wife beater McClesky's fault. They're are the leaders among men....retards.

Anonymous said...

Schultz--good thing you subscribe to the Police Chief's Magazine. You get some good training tips from that latest edition? I KNOW you did. Looser

Anonymous said...

TJ....busted motherfucker! How's it feel to have them taken away!

Anonymous said...

What happened with fat boy?

Anonymous said...

looks like he got his 21's taken from him. how do you take personal property if he had a personal phone i don't know. i wish individuals who post would enough info so we can read between the lines.

Anonymous said...

Try keeping up and you'll figure it out Prcotr.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahaha!!
Good! These liars shouldn't have free phones anyway. Let them pay for their own phones. The field has to. But hey, the royalty is better than the peasants in their eyes. The fat one shouldn't leak sensitive information. How will he order his burr-eat-0oO0hsSs now? That's what you get when you leak officer's private info, their photos, and reports to the world. Ohhhh no, There's burreatoooooohs...oops, I mean blood in the water. The sharks are feasting.

You would figure these idiots would lay low. No they continue to shine th elight on themselves in the media, and every time it backfires in their faces. Keep jumping in front of the cameras fellas. It is doing wonders for your credibility. You imbecils.

WickedPissed said...

I don't get it...did Schultz break the window or not? If he didn't, why is Gibbs sayin he did. If he did, where are the reports? If they can't even handle this stupid incident cleanly how can they handle a fuck'n department....?

Grassy Knoll said...

If you read the criminal complaint, the officer who wrote it stated that HE broke out the window. Which is it? The rag journal made the mall cop out to be the window smashing princess. This place is like a house of mirrors and nothing is done about it. Lets see who perjurs themselves next and avoids prosecution next. I also heard that there are two other civilians who recorded the whole thing and it differs a whole hell of alot from the saving private ryan version told by Waly Disney Gibbs.

Anonymous said...

The DWI case should be coming up for a driver license hearing if he broke the window. But of course he allowed another 34 to do everything and he wont have to appear.

Anonymous said...

The lawyer should subpoena shhultz, and the liar that was with him that day and make a three ringed circus out of the trial. I would have those two idiots on the stand for hours going over cases where they lied, and bring up everything and every lawsuit their lying asses have been involved in, all for a DWI case just to bury them. And I would do it for free.

Anonymous said...

The case will not go to trial the guy will plea at the insistance of the arresting officer or the case will be dropped due to someone not showing up for a pretrial or a hearing. Or of course that wonderful 6 month rule... Just wait.... The entire thing was a joke and will remain one.