Since 2000, Bill "Trey" Flynt has been an investigator with the city of Albuquerque's Independent Review Office. The IRO is the primary office which receives and processes complaints against APD officers. Upon receipt of the complaint (known as a CPC), either the IRO handles the investigation of the complaint or it is assigned to personnel in APD's Internal Affairs unit.
Any officer who has been the target of a CPC, or a witness, or a supervisor has undoubtedly come in contact with Mr. Flynt. Mr. Flynt's reputation as promoting himself as the most knowledgeable IRO employee and the most experienced of IRO investigator's precedes himself. Now it seems Mr. Flynt has let his overconfidence get the best of him.
As recently reported, Mr. Flynt was caught selling counterfeit NFL jerseys. But not only was he caught unlawfully doing this thanks to his self-promoting ads on Craigslist.com as a direct supplier where purchasers can "bypass middlemen" but he apparently did this on City time and on City property. You see Mr. Flynt sold to an undercover news crew! Given that as of this posting the city's transparency site states that Mr. Flynt earns $25.40/hr and has year-to-date earnings of $46,736.00 we wonder what time he spent "investigating" was actually in furtherence of his on-line retail activities? Given Mr. Flynt committed these crimes while at work, it seems his timesheets should be subject to scrutiny to see if we taxpayers paid hiim while he was working outside the scope of his official duties!
Making matters worse, our Eyes have alerted us that Mr. Flynt's activities were widely known on the APD's 5th floor where he frequently gave jerseys of the favorite teams of department leaders and other personnel. Given it seems that it was widespread knowledge that Mr. Flynt was up to no good, why did Chief Schultz and former IRO Deaton permit this activity to continue? What did they know and when did they know it?
Lastly, because Mr. Flynt's activities involved interstate commerce, it seems only natural federal law enforcement agencies should be involved. Our Eyes tells us that exactly is the case in that property and computer in possession by Mr. Flynt have been seized and are being analyzed....Where is Tera Neda when you need her? Of course Ms. Neda has no family ties to the phony NFL supplier, right?
Wouldn't it be ironic if after all the endless incidents of misconduct and crimes by the leaders of APD, that what ultimately brings them down is their own greed for NFL jerseys....?
It should be noted, APD's PIO. Rob Gibbs. said that Trey may not have committed a crime because the buyer "should know" they aren't getting what they're paying for. So in his simpleton logic, because a victim believes they may be victimized, the offender has no longer committed a criminal offense.