In response to being exposed for the witness intimidating actions perpetrated by APD chief Gordon Eden, he spoke out in defense to explain his actions. Eden and his spokespeon said:
"Regrettably, the method of communication that I chose was not the best." (Meaning: I shouldn't have put it in writing.)
"Officers do not need to get “permission” if they wish to meet with the DOJ. [I] just want to know if they are meeting." (Meaning: I need to make a list of whistleblowers.)
"This is not a gag order but a requirement to let the chief know so the chief office could have a representative in the meeting." (Meaning: I want to know what people are saying so I can make sure videos, like those made by Keith Sandy, are destroyed or know what lies to create.)
Well Mr. Eden, it sure sounds like you're either a liar or a very poor communicator. Either way, explain how we are to read and understand this in any way that is consistent with your statements above:
|Can anybody say clear and direct?|
The Albuquerque Police Department boasts what should be one of the most credible and effective crime labs in the region. It supports a large staff of civilian and sworn personnel who are recognized experts in court and have resources only rivaled by the state's lab across town. It processes thousands of pieces of evidence each year and functions as a custodian of that evidence for not just our local criminal justice system but for federal cases as well.
But all is not well at the crime lab.
Since the early 2000's the lab has had its issues of guns, drugs, and money being stolen. And then in the late 2000's it had more issues involving guns and other property. Then of course there were those bizarre sex encounters caught on video in the evidence warehouse that went unaddressed by then crime lab director, Marc Adams. And when certain evidence was flagged as "Not To Be Released" by APD Chief Ray Schultz, even Adams saw the writing on the wall and retired along with his co-conspirator Schultz.
So off went Adams and in came John F. Krebsbach. Krebsbach's history with the department is he came over and handled fingerprinting and CODIS work overseeing the data entry. He's been with the city around 10 years and when his pal Adams left he was the only person to put in for the new position.
Yet despite this history of being in control of very sensitive information and overseeing what is absolutely a vital division in the state's largest police department, we are stunned to see the following email Mr. Krebsbach issued to people in his department yesterday, June 9th 2014, at 11:02am:
The director of the city's crime lab is ordering people in his department NOT to speak with federal officials investigating his division of the department under investigation? This is not exactly consistent with Berry/Perry's statements of "transparency" or "full disclosure" is it? In fact, is Mr. Krebsbach issuing an illegal order and threatening people with malicious prosecution courtesy of his little email footnote?
In looking at APD's organizational chart, Krebsbach's supervisor is APD Deputy Chief of Police Eric Garcia. And his supervisor is Assistant Chief Robert Huntsman, who of course reports to Chief Gordon Eden. We all know that Eden can't tie his shoes without instruction from his boss, CAO Robert Perry.
We don't need to comment on what ramifications this little nugget of evidence poses but this email poses some very alarming questions. Questions that make us wonder how upside down is the "Crime" lab? Perhaps our friend from DOJ would like to be asked their thoughts on the Mr. Krebsbach's actions. And did he do this on his OWN or was he directed to by Garcia/Huntsman/Eden?
Questions that need to be answered in a fully public forum....