To say that it was done in a manner other than very proper gives you an idea of the lengths of deception, lying, and fabrication RJ Berry and leaders in his administration will go. When faced with incontrovertible proof of major issues in AWD and then to say the report is improper deeply concerns us.
UNFORTHCOMING AND OUTRIGHT LYING
If they will lie about the neglect and abuse of animals, poor department morale, unequal treatment amongst employees, and matters concerning employee health and safety…..what won’t they lie about?
Will they lie about conditions in APD?
Will they lie about fiscal matters facing the city?
Will they lie about criminal incidents involving city personnel?
Will they lie about involvement in extra-marital affairs involving the mayor?
Will they lie about Ray Schultz and Allen Banks’ direct involvement and possible patronization
with the Southwest Cyber Companions prostitute website?
Will they lie about their involvement in covering up former PSD Darren White’s illegal conduct?
Will they lie about the steering and self dealing of public monies for their own enrichment.
Will they lie about their coverup and actions involving the murder scene of a civil rights lawyer?
The answer is: Yes. Yes they will.
We say this in total earnestness because in the Inspector General’s report, Mr. Carrasquillo found:
1. There was near total lack of confidence in Ms. Bruin’s abilities and her ineptitude has demoralized the AWD employees.
2. There were safety violations involving the containment of dangerously aggressive dogs.
3. Animal Control officers were not being trained correctly in the use of pepper spray and batons.
4. Animal Control officers were not being given replacement body armor.
5. Animal Control officers were not being adequately trained or supported and such deficiencies jeopardized their safety.
6. Concerns by veterinary and kennel staff regarding the care and euthenization of animals were being ignored.
7. There was the possibility of misuse and abuse of animals.
8. There were significant allegations involving abuse and/or misuse of authority by CAO Robert Perry during a site visit to one of the shelters.
IN THE MATTER OF CAO ROBERT PERRY
Aside from many of the details which we’ve already seen pictures of, #8 troubles us deeply. You see, CAO Robert Perry went to one of the shelters to view a dog for adoption. When he was told by an employee that there were certain protocols to follow and that he could not just take the dog he got, as usual, hot headed and called Ms. Bruin and ordered her to tell the employee what to do. During the investigation of this, Mr. Carrasquillo told Mr. Perry that he would have to swear to tell the truth during the interview.
Mr. Perry refused to take an oath. The Inspector General himself noted, he was “perplexed by the reluctance of the CAO.” This matter was of such concern that the IG contacted the city’s legal office and spoke with an Assistant City Attorney in order to gain an legal opinion of the matter. The ACA of course shelved the matter. One of the IG’s conclusion regarding this investigation was:
“The CAO knew or should have known that this was an improper use of his position no matter how minimal he believes it to be.”
Let’s call this like it is shall we? Mr. Perry prefers to hide and lie, than tell the truth. If the city’s highest paid employee and chief administrative officer can’t tell the truth during an internal administrative interview, what CAN he tell the truth about?!?!? And to render an opinion on his own misconduct? Again, more evidence that these people play by their own rules while holding others to impossibly high standards.
IT'S UP TO YOU
Folks, you’ve read yourself here on the Eye for years and you’ve seen the reports over and over and over. This administration makes the practices of former mayor Martin Chavez seem benign. Never has there been greater corruption in the city of Albuquerque and a great effort to conceal it.
You have a choice, do what needs to be done if not for yourself, then for your neighbor. Our city is being fleeced by people like Perry and Bruin and Berry is all the more so to help out.
P.S. Barbara Bruin is a direct contributor to RJ Berry’s reelection effort. On August 15, 2013 she personally gave $250 to him as his campaign finance report shows. And of course, Lou Hoffman also gave to Berry, and so did Perry.
P.P.S. As you can see in the above letter, RJ Berry received specific knowledge of this report and the incidents detailed therein when he was issued a copy of the report. So was city council........
P.P.P.S. Mr. Carrasquill has since resigned from his position as the city's IG. Gee, does anybody really wonder why....
|F&%k the Report!|
|See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil!!|