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

Apr 28, 2015

Corruption starts at the TOP and Trickles Down

Recently KRQE 13 News reported on a blatant violation by Berry’s selection for the APD Chief’s position (READ IT HERE).  According to 13 News Berry’s Chief Gordon Eden is sporting service bars that represent 32 years of service with the Albuquerque Police Department.  This is a violation of the APD policy.

According to the story Eden was sporting 16 Gold Bars on his left sleeve which represents 32 years of service with the APD.  We all know Eden should only be wearing a half of a bar which would represent his real time with APD; one year.
You will continue to hear it from the Eye On Albuquerque; corruption starts at the top and trickles its’ way to the bottom.  If Mayor Berry allows this type of disrespect and dishonor and Chief Eden is allowed to commit this type of disrespect and dishonor what is the message the lower rank and file are hearing?
The message is clear; I am better than you and I can do whatever I want without any consequences.  The example the old salts told us at coffee was; “This follows the same premise as why officers give citations for minor violations; it prevents or at a minimum deters the person from committing worse offenses.”  If this is true, this means Berry and Eden are or will be headed to commit worse violations.  This also means the rest of the rank and file is learning from the Mayor and APD’s Top Cop how bad behavior is accepted and rewarded.
Berry is the boss and should initiate discipline immediately and set the correct tone.  Gordon Eden should openly admit he was wrong, take his punishment, apologize and go on about his business of being the Chief.
With Chief Eden at $158,000.00 per year; the least he can do is follow a few simple rules and not make them up as he goes along…
We feel obligated to mention the tacky cheap comment made to News 13 by APD’s high dollar PIO.  When asked for a current copy of APD’s uniform policy, Espinosa replied, “You know how to file a public records request.” That type of cheap and demeaning behavior may be acceptable in the “City Different” but it is considered unprofessional and trashy here in Burque.
Doesn’t anyone have any morals anymore?  Kudo’s to Captain Gilmore for standing up and saying what all the coppers told us they were feeling.  We here at the Eye Salute you Sir!  Our Eyes tell us Captain Gilmore was a real cop and a real leader.
And then again; there are those who have an alter-ego, right Eden?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The change to the SOP was dated on the 27th and appears to only benefit Eden. That certainly provides a statement of where the priorities of Eden are. Was he jealous of not being able to have the accoutrements that APD officers have earned? Certainly someone else on the 5th floor initiated this policy change. It is apparent that this is a change to give the appearance that he is more experienced than what he really is. One has to question if he was officially considered "sworn" during all of his previous employment. Being the civilian head of an agency does not met the definition of sworn. Darren White is a example of this. Why does a chief of police care about adding service stripes to his uniform? There are larger issue with APD then his personal appearance. More are likely questioning his appointment to such a critical position.

S. Sgt. Paul J. Heh (RET.) said...

DO AS I say, not as I do. This is the main problem with The Albuquerque Police Department. Ask any officer if they have confidence in the top administration to include the mayor. Before A.P.D. can regain the trust of the citizens, the rank and file have to trust the administration and there is none.

Anonymous said...

The Mayor hired an Agency in California to make a search for best candidate for Chief. Probably for a million or so dollars. You mean to tell me that Agency picked Eden as their best?? I remember the Mayor saying "it would be disingenuous to hire a company if I already had someone in mind". Now we have this local hack Eden as Chief. I can't find that news article anywhere. I think it was on KRQE.

Anonymous said...

This is APD. The top ranking brass here would be nothing but asswipes in departments like LA, NYPD, Phila PD, Chicago PD. They would be ridiculed and probably would have quit their first year after their glamor cop bullshit dudn't go over too well with the real cops. What a bunch of weak tit pussy asses the leadership of this department is. Is there any one of them that does not have some sort of bitch ass photo of themselves posing in uniform with their slung AR15 like some wannabe navy seal?

Anonymous said...

The SOP Online shows it was updated 12/31/2014 and DOES NOT allow for the wearing of service bars for any time outside of Albuquerque Police Department service. 10:41 what SOP are you looking at? If you have something that the department just changed make a copy and send it to the Eye so it can be posted.

And remember, Eden hide and Celina lied. Celina lied, Celina lied, Celina lied. This is what happens when a little issue becomes huge because the folks in charge hid and lie.

Anonymous said...

Celina Espinosa should be fired. She lied to Krqe about the SOP being changed (it was not). She lied. Celina Espinosa is a liar. When she speaks the entire community will not believe her because she lied. She has not business in APD. She is a liar.

And Eden is a coward for not speaking to KRQE. And Berry where were you for those 8 days after the Boyd killing? Did I say Celina Espinosa is a liar?

Anonymous said...

When Gordon Eden was appointed Chief, a "national search" was conducted and at least two of the finalists had 10 to 15 years experience in managing municipal police Departments. Rob Perry asked Eden to apply and pushed for his appointment. Berry said Eden was the the most qualified, even though Eden had NO experience in managing municipal police.

Looking at Eden's resume, you realize what a political hack and a fraud he really is for wearing sixteen service bars reflecting 32 years. Eden's job history is as follows:
1975 to 1981 New Mexico State Police officer.
1981 to 1984 training officer
1984 to 1985 special assistant to the deputy chief
1986 to 1988 Bureau Chief for Training / Recruiting NM DPS
1988 to 1990 Division Director for Northwestern University (Illinois)
1990 to 1991 Special Agent with SID NM AG office
1991 to 1995 Bureau Chief of DPS Training New Mexico
1997 to 2002 he was appointed Director of Motor Vehicle Division
2002 to 2010 appointed US Marshall
2011 to 2014 NM Cabinet Secretary for DPS
2014 to 2015 APD Police Chief

Eden is including 5 years as Director of MVD. Did he carry a gun and arrest people during that time for expired drivers licenses and expired car registrations???? Just how many years has Eden been a certified police officer???

Anonymous said...

Pathetic. How can a chief of a disgraced department have an SOP changed just for his ego. There's only a few laterals left that would benefit from this and with their negative attitude I seriously doubt they care about service stripes. It just sickens me that with everything going on Eden would care so much as to change SOP just so people will think he is better than he is. What's next? Montano changing SOP so he can get hazard duty pay for all the skanks he sleeps with? Or Gonterman asking for a new ribbon for excessive force incidents? Place is a joke



Anonymous said...

First bonus pay that was meant for the troops and now SOP changes that only benefits the chief. Just 2 of the hundreds of back door decisions that only benefits those on the 5th floor. Question for them is.... Don't you see that you all are a joke and your egos are destroying the department you claim to love? At every meeting the chief claims he is approached constantly by people praising APD. What meetings are you going to? I go to numerous meetings each week and people are disgusted with APD. Oh wait, this just into the newsroom, an SOP change has just been announced making it mandatory for the chief, DCs and majors to use a special type of lip balm when kissing the ass of the mayor. Worst management team ever assembled.


Anonymous said...

I can't understand why Anyone would want to be a Pio for APD. Oh that's right people Will sell their soul if the price is right. Celina next stop " I left to spend time with my family" . By the way lend Gordo some of your hair color, maybe he won't look so pastey in his new stripe filled shirt, all he needs is a Hitler stach so he can give comp to his boss

Anonymous said...

Darren White should should just shut the fuck up snd stay out of shit, but that is really hard for a clown that is an obsessive compulsive self promoter who can't get enough of carrying the water for a bunch of self serving pussies.

Anonymous said...

Since this clown eden has been on the scene he has been given pass after pass, it's obvious he's not top cop material. When leadership is spineless and lacks integrity, the organization typically follows suit.

Anonymous said...

Stripes are wrong color and are going in the wrong direction.

Anonymous said...

Today is the day that little bitch Schultz starts to face the music for all of the shit he has pulled on everyone. Let me ask YOU Ray. Are you ready for the shit storm that is coming?