Back in 2012, with much fanfair, the braintrust of the Berry administration brought in a new training director to take over the APD's infamous academy. If you remember, back then the department was struggling to keep DOJ from opening up the state's largest can of worms. And who better to combat the feds than hire a fed the brains of Perry and Berry thought!
Joe Wolf was going to be the hero to revise all of that nasty para-military training out of the academy. In Albuquerque Journal report after report he was hailed as the great trainer from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the go to go for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In an interview with the paper Wolf sad away were going the drill and ceremony exercises, away were going the inspections, and in coming were the classes.
But no sooner had Wolf landed and become part of the varsity club of Anthony Montano, Will Roseman, and Mike Archibeque, but the department's beloved "Nature at Play" culture presented him with treats no 56 year old could refuse. Soon Wolf's...liason's....with the department's polygrapher reached not only the 5th floor, where Banks relocated the polygraph unit out from the academy, but it reached district court where Wolf's wife sued him for divorce (see court paper work filed on July 23, 2013, case number D-202-DM-201302897).
Now Wolf was free to roam all of Albuquerque as he saw fit. And roam he did. While "leading" the academy, endless scandals unfolded where cadets and personnel complained of abusive behavior and unlawful conduct. Behind closed doors, cadets were being subjected to humiliating games and sexual jokes. There was the huge investigation of a official letter written by Wolf verifying training that didn't occur. Then our Eyes tell us, Wolf realized his main lieutenant wasn't quite the leader he presented himself as and was told horror stories by cadets complaining of Archibeque's actions in front of them. We are told Wolf called Archibeque out for his laziness and behavior and this of course didn't bring scrutiny down on Archibeque but opened the door for Archibeque's buddy and Deputy Police Chief Will Roseman to put the screws down on Wolf.
We are told Wolf has been sitting on the sidelines since last Fall and there was even discussion of him being reassigned because let's face it, he was never APD and was never a cop.
It has become a common place to see the disgraced who are forced
to leave with their tails tucked between their legs...Who is next?