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

Jul 23, 2013

EXPOSE’: The Murder and Cover-up of a Small Town Girl; Tera Chavez (PART 2)

PART 2 OF 5 in THE EYE ON ALBUQUERQUE EXPOSE'

PART 2: ONE SHIFT

With a six week lateral, or transfer, academy and three months of on-the-job training under his belt and behind him, Levi Chavez was ready to hit the streets. As a new hire, Levi was still a probationary officer, a "P 2 C" and that meant significant restrictions and exposure. As a probationary employee he was not bound to the same protections offered to fully classified employees as he was technically still under review. This meant that if at any time his employer and department director, Ray Schultz, felt his job was insufficient; his employment could be terminated without the usual due process protections offered to regular classified employees.

This is not without significance. All new hires are told that until they complete one year of probationary employment, they have significantly fewer protections than other non-probationary employees. This gives the city a chance to make sure the employee is indeed a productive member of the workforce and, if they are not, the ability to send them on their way and fire them. New hires understand this going into the position and generally do their best to avoid generating any controversy.
Under §3-1-8 of the City of Albuquerque Ordinances asserts that "A probationary employee does not have a legitimate entitlement to continued employment and may be terminated for any or no reason." Despite knowing this and being ten months into his probationary period, Levi Chavez took a bizarre approach to his "duties" during his shift on October 20, 2007. Even to the casual observer, one will notice a distinct deviation in his activities that fateful night.

Assigned to what is now the Southwest Area Command, Levi Chavez was attached to Team 5 under the supervision of then Sergeant Gabe Mares (Mares is now an APD lieutenant). Team 5 is one of three police squads assigned to "swing" shift which at that time worked 2 PM to midnight, four nights a week, with their week starting on Wednesday and their last workday being Saturday. Without a car, or at least claiming not to have one in service, Levi teamed up with an even newer officer to APD, Russell Perea. Sgt. Mares was off that night and as our Eyes have told us, Mares is a highly devoted and active member in his church and is routinely performing church related functions frequently while on-duty. (Lt. Mares' career remains distinctive in the frequent happenstance of disturbing and high profile events. Three years later it would be under Sgt. Mares' supervision that an event eerily similar to what unfolds with Tera Chavez occurs but with prominent civil rights attorney Mary Han and a year later again it would be under Sgt. Mares' supervision that former APD Officer Matt Kindle is caught having a lunch time tryst with a prostitute while on camera.)
Paired up with Perea, Levi rode shotgun while Perea drove. Computer Aided Dispatch logs indicate Levi logged on to the system at 1311 hours with the rider "Saint Michael." He the logged "75" which is an out-of-service code officers usually log when they are in briefing which is where Levi should've been heading to. The pair's activities, assigned as E139, took on the following assignments for what would be a most fateful shift:
At 1445 Hours they went to an audible alarm, or a "52," dispatch to an address on Sundoro Place NW. They logged en-route to it at 1512 hours, 27 minutes after being dispatched to it. They then arrived at the location at 1529 hours, 44 minutes after being dispatched to it. They then cleared it as a false alarm, or "89," at 1546 hours, or 61 minutes after being dispatched to it. No report taken.
At 1546 hours, they were dispatched to a criminal sexual penetration call or a "27-2" and were sent to an address on Camino Contento NW. They logged en-route and arrived at the same time of 1546 hours. They remained on this call, until 1611 hours, or about 25 minutes. No report taken.

At 1627 hours, they were dispatched to another audible alarm call to an address on Molten Place NW. They arrived there at 1638 hours, or 11 minutes after being dispatched. They then cleared it as a false alarm at 1650 hours, or 33 minutes after being dispatched. No report taken.
At 1650 hours they were dispatched to the Wal-Mart on Coors in reference to vandalism, "38" call. They logged 4 minutes after being dispatched at 1654 hours and then cleared it at 1700 hours, or 10 minutes after being dispatched. No report taken.
At 1703 hours the pair was dispatched to an accident without injuries, a "44," to a location on Ladera NW. They arrived about 12 minutes after being dispatched at 1715 hours. They remained on this call until they cleared it with a police report at 1757 hours, or 54 minutes after being dispatched.
At 1806 they were dispatched to a disturbance call, a "39," to a location on Bright Star NW. They arrived 13 minutes after being dispatched at 1819 hours and then cleared it without a report at 1909 hours, or 63 minutes after being dispatched.
So far the shift seemed fairly steady and the pair had taken six calls over the course of just over three hours. They had little down time between calls, or at least while they stayed logged on calls, and as soon as they cleared a call their dispatched assigned them a new one almost immediately. They were efficient and they seemed to pace their work steadily and remained in control of it. Things were about to change though.

At 1909 hours, the E139 was dispatched to assault/battery call, a "27-4," at a location on Central NW. They logged en route immediately and arrived at 1918 hours, about 9 minutes after being dispatched. At 1944 hours they updated their location to the Westside Substation, or "WSSS," with 1 person in custody, 26 minutes after arriving at the location on Central. They remained at the substation until updating their location at the Prisoner Transport Center at 2117 hours, about 93 minutes after arriving at their substation. They remained at the PTC at 4th/Roma until they cleared the call with a report at 2152 hours, or 128 minutes after arriving on the scene at the location on Central.

Except there was no "they" at the PTC, only Russell Perea was seen on the PTC's video monitor and only Russell Perea's property inventory and prisoner transfer sheet was signed at about 2135 hours. Perea asserts that Levi  remained at the Westside substation where he completed the report and tagged into APD's evidence system a single tape from his duty belt mounted audio recorder. The police report consists of a face sheet without a narrative and a single half page written narrative supplemental form.
E139 then logged out on lunch, or "61," at 2152 hours at "Chiles" and remained there for 50 minutes until they logged themselves "75" at 2242 hours and "WSSS Evidence/42s." They remained logged this way until they simply logged off at 2357 hours, 3 minutes before midnight. Doing what, nobody seems to know and neither Perea nor Chavez can adequately explain what they were doing. Even more surprisingly, IA investigators from APD even failed to identify this gap in their review, the pair's activity that night.

From the moment E139 had arrived at the location on Central NW, they had remained unavailable for service, unresponsive to any supervisor, unresponsive to other dispatches for 279 minutes, or over four and a half hours. E139 was unaccountable to anybody.
Aside from the call Russell Perea and Levi Chavez took on Central at 1918 hours, there is no verifiable history of where Levi was after Russell left him to book the suspect at the PTC. For a pair that tore through six calls earlier, did all they could to avoid writing any reports, they immediately changed pace, arrested and charged a male offender for throwing small religious figurines (probably a St. Michael) at his sister. They then milked a call to the end of shift with, as expected, no accountability from any supervisors. And in that 4.5 hours, one officer drove a suspect to the PTC while Levi spent the rest of the night writing a two page report and tagging a single item into evidence. And then after logging out for dinner at Chiles they returned to the substation to do just that.
After being so efficient with their calls, they now exhibit the type of conduct a probationary employee would most fear: neglect of duty. But was this neglect or was it design?

Tera Chavez's home as mapped out via MapQuest is just over 30 miles from the Southwest Substation located at 6404 Los Volcanes Road SW and is almost a straight shot down Coors SW. There is nothing in the record by Perea or Chavez that accounts for this gap in their time. The task to complete the police report and tag evidence doesn't cover it. Booking a non-combative suspect doesn't cover it.
The Office of the Medical Investigator put Tera's time of death between 2200 hours on 10/20 to 0400 hours on 10/21. Did Tera Chavez die during the time that Levi Chavez was unaccountable? Is it a coincidence that this is exactly the time that Levi is unaccounted for? Yet Levi would have us believe she sent him a text the day of 10/21 indicating she was afraid she was going to hurt herself...? If Tera Chavez died on 10/20; who sent that text message to Levi Chavez?

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is it that no one appears to have questioned the fact that Levi was not in possession of his department issued weapon on the night of this incident? He was a probationary officer and should not of had opportunity or been allowed to carry secondary or personal weapons without being off probation, express interest to carry personal weapon(s), had proper proficiency i.e. day/night qualifications with malfunction clearances performed as well as maintenance and carry exhibited with such a weapon. Range staff is not authorized to issue ammunition to an officer who does not have an authorized weapon on their shoot card/file. Such a weapon also requires an authorization to carry form to be acknowledged with signature from the officer's chain of command. I believe that at the time of this incident (G. Mares, S. O'connell, M. Castro, and R. Shultz) were in Levi Chavez's chain. Castro (no not the one from Cuba, but APD's very own and similar in ways) was a Lateral hiring fool who hid lateral files of officers with very questionable backgrounds) in his office instead of keeping them in the proper personnel department on the 3rd floor. His hand picked puppet Lori Doyle was also witnessed by Inspections Personnel shredding possible evidence, which could have also been damming to the hiring practices of APD. There is more Levi's out there!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sure that little tidbit isn't gonna be missed. Schultz/Banks talk about credibility. They lie like they breathe and are disgusting hypocrites. THEY are way we have to endless apologize to folks. Good job Eye, this is bullshit and it needs to end.

Anonymous said...

Take a good look at Levi. He will never look as good again. His identity is gone (cop) along with the badge bunnies and married, slutty female cops. If he drinks he will now drink more, lose sleep, become pudgy and his hair will begin tp grey. No money, Rio Rancho or Tera's family will put liens on his property and whatever else he owns. Say goodbye to Cassanova Cop and hello to Broke and Bloated OJ Chavez. Asswipe!

Anonymous said...

Culture of Corruption is APD under Schultz / Berry.

As a voter I will vote Berry out of office and vote in accountability. Please register to vote NOW and vote Berry OUT.

Anonymous said...

FYI...another APD Sergeant everyone needs to stay away from is Sgt. L. Hoisington. Not because of him directly but because of his wife. Supposedly Mrs. Hoisington is all about law enforcement and peace officers are her family. However, her actions say otherwise. She is ALWAYS bad mouthing every single person in the department with her big pie-hole. But this time she has done the unthinkable. She helped to get one of the most hardworking peace officers in APD fired. This peace officer was once Officer of the Month and one of Mrs. Hoisington's best friends. I guess with a friend like Mrs. Hoisington, who needs enemies? So, my question is this, "What was Sgt. L. Hoisington offered?" Stay away from him and his wife, they will take you down with any lies necessary!!!

Not a Duffee said...

Gee no coincidence all this heat is happening now with the Eye's report on Schultz, Banks, and Chavez. Could Chavez been seeing that loudmouth APD sergeants wife as well?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Olivas ratted one last person before he got busted switching to Ray. Rot in hell Ron.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought..... But if the EYE got all the information for the 5 part series, then why didn't the Valencia County DA's office have the info for the trial. The DA should have had Levi on the stand for days catching him in all the lies.. They had to have known about Levi not being with Russ when the prisoner was booked into the PTC. As well as checking cellphone records . I am in no way a Quincy or Horacio Cain but SHIT I am pretty sure one would be able to blow The "so called" testimony of both Levi and Russ out of the water. And speaking of testimony what exactly did Russ testify to to get ammunity? His time of the stand was an absolute joke, and Levi only being crossed for an hour WTF???

Anonymous said...

Sgt G Mares is a ROCK..... He was and continues to never be around while on the clock... I know first hand of other Sgts getting disciplined for failure to supervise on things a hell of a lot less. Use to be that at the BID you would look for a good Sgt to work for. The last few years the pickings are soooooooooo very slim you end up with Sgts that could care less about police work and re only looking out for themselves and promotions. Levi and Russ working for Mares was the perfect storm.. Absolutely no supervision...

Anonymous said...

@ July 23, 2013 at 8:39:00 PM MDT

You bring up a very interesting and relevant point. But as APD sees it, no matter how poorly the supervisor might be, APD as an institution must “save face” by siding with the incompetent supervisor and turn a blind eye to unethical and illegal behavior and instead hold others accountable rather than address the issue most blatant (i.e., the screw-ups that they promoted). Whether it is Gabe Mares burying his head in the sand avoiding his duties, Dodo Camacho burying her face in someone’s lap neglecting her duties, or Allen Banks burying his “halfrican” American (Do you have any black in you?) into some ignorant gullible hussy abusing his authority, there is and never will be any accountability placed on supervisors at APD… This by all means is NOT in defense for Levi as I believe that he is an absolute POS who will ultimately be judged accordingly, but more so and indictment on APD itself based on its accepted practices that lead to inevitable corruption.

Anonymous said...

well I can see nothing has changed. animal welfare has another other perv. allegedly he fondled his daughters friends breasts. Why the hell hasn't he been in the media? and why has he been in dept for 6 months? BS

Anonymous said...

oh wow talking about hoisingtons wife. she is a crazy bipolar b****

Anonymous said...

This is a reminder to a certain lawyer who represents a recently fired employee of APD....you have concurrent duties to her and past clients that are in conflict with each other. You know what this means and you know what remedies are available if you breach those duties. This is your only notice and warning.

Anonymous said...

Schultz told Tom Joles that affairs at APD are to be expected because we hire young, healthy, good looking officers. It is bound to happen.

Really go to www.kob.com and watch the interview. It makes me sick.

Who would want their spouse or child or parent to belong to such an organ I zation (pun intended). The head person condones extramarital affairs.

Hey Schultz try telling Monica Wereley's and Tera Chavez's kids that this is just the way it is when young people get together. Schultz should be fired immediatley for these comments

Anonymous said...

By the way Ms "im the wife of a sgt". guess what you posted a picture of your sons black eye,even with a caption talking about being in your garage drinking wine after you had a hard day taking care of your son. The next morning you pulled it off. Your facebook page was up and guess what it was seen by someone you constantly trashed and threatened on your page. KARMA...What you did was WRONG Ms. H., wrong in so many ways. Shame on you, I told your "best friend" you know the one you hung to dry, about the picture, even describing it. GUESS WHAT, she had nothing but class and even went so far to say she didn't care about a picture, boys will be boys. She even went on to tell me how much you worked taking care of your small kids. ROT IN HELL.... Now shes gone and you are sitting in your garage bossing your husband around and letting your kids run wild.

Anonymous said...

The hoisingtons are running a business out of their house. IS THAT ALLOWED PER CNAU laws and ordinances? is the business insured? Lance Allen Humidors? Guess what I will make sure no one does business with you. You have made the morale drop even further as one of the best officers this department has ever seen is gone. I hope you are happy you crazy psychotic bitch.

Anonymous said...

MAKE sure you sign the online petition to get the officer back on the force. The whole city is going to suffer. I have never worked with and/or around a more hard working, dedicated and enthusiastic officer in my life.

Anonymous said...

1136pm....or Will Sutton's family. Or Pat Oakley's family. Or Kirk Proffit's family. The list goes on. More Apd personnel have died killing themselves than by criminals.

But in Schultz stupid mind that's OK and doesn't matter. And now he fires Roberto because she wrote some things that hurt his little feelings???

Fuck you Ray and Allen. Fuck you!!!!

Anonymous said...

How many hours were spent investigating the fired 34? Whatever happened to the alleged steroid ring? Whatever happened to Southwest Companions dating cops? Whatever happened to the Judge Murdoch case? Whatever happened to the missing drugs and evidence from the Crime Lab? Nope, we can't look into that. We have limited resources and need to focus those resources on who is bad mouthing the Deparrtment.

Anonymous said...

Ah it seems that Russ Pereas past bit him in the ass. It wouldnt take much research to find out about his past. it seems that poor little perea couldnt get hired by any LE agency for several years. He puts himself through a college academy and manages to get hired in Belen. What a moment for him. Russ was not what you would call a good public servant. He haf no concept of team nor officer safety. His supervisors would not sign off on his probation completion due to serious issues.It shocked me to learn that apd would even consider hiring this guy. Did they not do a background check. His deficiant areas were documented, sounds like apd really screwed the pooch by hiring this loser. Did anyone watch his testimony. The guy can barely speak let alone be an officer.

Anonymous said...

Facts: A CPC against Roberto was filed with the IRO by a Lynette Hoisington. Sgt. Lance Hoisington also filed a correspondence to IA concerning his wife's allegations. IRO investigator Paul Skotchdapole worked on this investigation.

To its ok to shoot somebody unlawfully, lie about it and have your actions cost the city $10 Million but its not ok to criticize Schultz on a blog. Bits ok to harbor an evil felon like alevi Chavez but its not ok to be critical about it. No wonder this place is fucked up and imploding.l.l

Anonymous said...

This place is in the toilet and the media looks the other way perverts, liars, cheaters back-stabbing pycho haters..every department is full of them. Most are management. Library director had the go ahead to open up his business on city property making a profit while working for taxpayets. Does all management at library sell donated books on Ebay or just him?

Anonymous said...

Where is the petition?

Anonymous said...

After watching the Shultz Show last night, I now understand why APD is a shambles. This guy has zero leadership skills.

Anonymous said...

Mares is the only lt. that can brag in briefing saying he has never had an IA complaint. He also forgot to mention that he has probably been the only Sgt who was on a PIP before getting promoted. LOOOOSER

Anonymous said...

Lance Hoisington does not do anything on his own. What you mean to say is Lynette wrote it for Lance. If it went to I.A., why would IRO do investigation? Is this the same Lynette that wrote about her husband discipline issues and called Ray a P.O.S? But now she is the most credible person on the planet?

Anonymous said...

Im trying to find the petition. i called the 34, but she did not answer my call. If anyone has it, can you let us know? What happens to all of the cases she is on? She is in court every single day!

Anonymous said...

Unable to locate the petition.

I agree The Schultz Debacle on TV last night did not bring anything new to light. He is still the same jerk he has always been.

Anonymous said...

An APD officer killed him/herself last night????

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace my brother in blue...

The Tremendous Regulator said...

Rest in Peace Officer O.
You will be missed.