Albuquerque’s local ex-TV camera hog, Darren White, stated in today’s Journal (read it here) he is planning on filing a “state and federal complaint over the release of a paramedic run report.” The Journal also stated, “White believes the information was leaked to reporters in violation of privacy laws.” White had said in the past that he believed that it was a HIPAA violation; which it is not. Apparently, White has failed again; if he would research the topic he would have learned he is dead-wrong.
Notwithstanding, White himself went on public television and stated that they (Darren White and Kathy White) were releasing Kathy White’s medical records. CAO Rob Perry was rushing the media in the room, throwing the reports at everyone like a dog with rabies foaming at the mouth. White by his own public statement released Kathy White’s medical records. At this point it does not matter if White’s claim is privacy or HIPAA or both. He sealed the fate of this entire quandary when he publically gave his waiver.
The Eye has included two sites for you to visit as proof that there was not any HIPAA violation.
Read it here and here.
This looks more like harassment and more intimidation by White. The paramedics stated “they were intimidated by White’s presence at the scene, but they were able to do their jobs effectively, according to the IRO report.” This statement means two things, one, White was intimidating the paramedics; two, it also means the paramedics remained professional while White was intimidating them.
White stated in another Journal article (read it here), “I’m further grateful that the IRO found there was not ‘one piece of evidence’ that I tried to ‘influence anyone or try to cover-up the circumstances surrounding the accident.’ ” This is from a man who claims that he is a 16 year law enforcement officer. When the IRO’s investigation showed the paramedics stated “they were intimidated by White’s presence at the scene…” That is clearly more than “one piece of evidence” that clearly shows that he abused his position of power over them. That is evidence! Did the IRO question APD’s chain of command including Schultz to see if White contacted them in an effort to cover up this incident? Did the IRO seize phone records, text messages, emails etc…? The Eye believes since the IRO is not law enforcement and has no criminal investigational experience, he missed many pieces of evidence. The “White lies” never seem to end. The public does pay attention and realizes when someone is lying.
We here at the Eye know that White and Deaton are friends. Based on that friendship, the IRO should have refused and recused himself from this investigation. Instead the IRO, an ex-Federal Judge who knows better; continues with the case. The IRO should know that he did not have jurisdiction over any City employees except sworn police officers. In the end, a criminal investigation will show clear improprieties in this one sided “I’m Darren’s friend” investigation.
The City needs an outside criminal investigation to save face at this point.
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