In an interview with the AP today, the city's worst, Darren White had the following to say
Some also want New Mexico to look at state laws on hiring officers and deputies — especially since some officers involved in the 37 Albuquerque shootings since 2010 had questionable histories at other agencies. Darren White, a former New Mexico Secretary of Public Safety, said lawmakers should immediately scrap a law that allows departments to hire officers or deputies for a year without having them going to an academy. "This isn't the Wild West anymore," White said. "We have to change."
Funny, Chief Gordon Eden is reported to not have his police officer certification either as it lapsed and hasn't been valid for over a decade. Let's see how Berry & Perry, Co spin this one. Will they hire another agency to hide behind just like they are hiring a Cincinnati company to "negotiate" with the DOJ?
Our little hat tip to some things laying on the floor from the mess known as the City of Albuquerque....
As the analysis of DOJ's report continues in the aftermath of yesterday's release, and we watch in laughter as Berry & Perry, Co. spin in the wind, let's not forget who's been endorsing the prime players of this mess: Kent Walz. Not even two years ago, Walz promoted this editorial:
(read it here: http://www.abqjournal.com/131517/opinion/schult-zsets-example-of-policing-apd-needs.html)
'Schultz Sets Example Of Policing APD Needs'In the wake of the DOJ report, this really makes one wonder what else, and how far, Kent would go to carry the water for Berry & Perry, Co? All during the window under which DOJ scrutinized APD, it's been nothing but cheers and fandom by Berry and his buddy Walz.
Then there was the time Schultz presented a report card on APD. Remember this goody?
So when we here that noise coming out of Berry's mouth that says "we know more today than we did yesterday, or the week before..." is he not simply admitting how ignorant he is? It sure sounds like an open confession of idiocy. And frankly, we're sick of hearing about all the PERF reforms Berry and Schultz implemented. Sometimes it's 40 reforms, sometimes it's 60. Well, our Eyes have been working hard on that little gem. You see, the vast majority of those "reforms" were nothing more than things APD should've been doing by their own SOPs and we'll prove it in the days to come. So reporters you're on notice that when you hear that noise come from Berry's mouth about "PERF reforms" that it's nothing short of saying "yeah they reminded us we had to do these 37 things..." Sorry, RJ, you don't get to claim credit for doing stuff you were already supposed to be doing....
And thanks to these people, the rank and file of APD are now faced with the brunt of responsibility to fix their mess.
Lastly, our Eyes correctly pointed out the citizen groups moving forward and dancing around as if APD being taken over by DOJ is a good thing. Get real please. You folks are acting like nothing more than opportunists like disgraced retired APD Lieutenant Scott Lopez. While we appreciate your effort to bring heat on the department, let's have some decorum please, because you're starting to look like this:
|"yeah you watch out or we'll get big DOJ on you!"|
And let's not forget what Ray Schultz said about his management of APD, and that DOJ would find that he had its "house in order." Ummmmm, not really TaserChief....