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

Mar 4, 2013

Checks and Balances

Recently, APD's Chief Raymond Schultz was deposed in a case that ultimately cost the taxpayers over $1 Million in legal costs and damage awards to the plaintiffs. Among the more interesting comments Chief Schultz said in the deposition (and trust us....MORE is coming) is how APD has so many internal mechanisms in place to keep officer misconduct to a minimum. He seems to endorse the allegation that officers cover for officer involved misconduct and he has ways to address that issue.

Given the events that have transpired in APD since RJ Berry became Mayor, we thought these comments were a bit bizarre.

With a spike in shootings which only reflects intentional indifference to officer's use of force actions, with officers getting arrested on high profile charges on a monthly basis and thus displaying total lack of supervisory awareness, with department scandals involving management misconduct and open defiance of court orders (and criminal actions at worst), a failed recruiting program (17 new officers in two years), a commander/deputy chief promotional system built on discrimination, and open age discrimination policies still in effect, we at the Eye just have to point out the obvious: These so called systems are working very poorly. If at all.

We also are suspect of Schultz's true motivations. Given that he openly concedes officers cover each others misconduct, is his tenure as chief not subject to the same criticism given how he continually hides and conceals his own and other large scale incidents of misconduct? Read for yourself...

14 Q How do you, as Chief of Police for APD, try to
15 prevent your officers from covering for each other when
16 somebody commits misconduct?
17 A One is by having multiple checks and balances
18 in place within the organization, having, one, the
19 ability for officers to report other officers, utilizing
20 physical evidence to corroborate exactly what had
21 occurred during an individual incident, such as all
22 incidents involving use of force require the person to
23 be photographed, as well as the officer to be
24 photographed.
25 The use of belt tapes, the use of force forms,
1 the use of pursuit review forms, the use of an early
2 warning system, the ability for the public, as well as
3 officers, to go outside of the department to the office
4 of -- the Independent Review Office and have their case
5 investigated that way. And, of course, the legal
6 system.

We here at the Eye joke and make fun of Berry and Schultz because their misbehavior is very blatant and they don't care which is truly sad. All Joking aside; you as a voting citizen have a choice as to how your City will be run and by whom.  We hope you make the best decision for the betterment of Albuquerque.


Anonymous said...

When I wanted to report misconduct IA refused to investigate. I went to the IRO. He said his hands were tied unless a City Councilor gave him permission due to the City Ordinance. The Chief just testified we could go to IRO. The Chief just lied under oath!

Anonymous said...

Wo wo wo hold the fuck on. Why is it always somebody else's job? Don't all things lead to Ray? And "the legal system?" Huh. How many judgements and settlements has Ray been hit with yet there's no "check and balance" there? Wtf!?

Anonymous said...

None of us are Chief's of police so we can't comment on the brillance that is Ray Schultz. Only God (or another Chief) can judge Ray.

Anonymous said...

Even the IRO covers for them. they refused to investigate feist for giving evidence away that he shouldn't and lying stating that there was a court order.

Anonymous said...

Great article Paul. I mean "EYE." You guys are all clowns and dont post anything negative or contraversial about Paul Heh. How about the debates. I want to be there. I will support Paul only, and I mean ONLY when he shows me how he is going to creat jobs and hold all 15 department heads accountable. I will actually give $$ to his campaign once he shows me this. This is not an APD thing, This is a city and county wife issue. This City is in the tank. LMFAA

Anonymous said...

Oh man, when karma comes for this motherfucker, it's gonna be good!

Anonymous said...

@ 3:20- Paul does not write these articles, contrary to what some believe. He can barley send a text message from his old flip phone.

And if you have questions for him, grow a pair and call him yourself instead of bitching. Then once all your questions are answered, the next words out of your pie hole should be "I'm sorry I judged you, who do I make the check out to?"

Anonymous said..., got burrEATOH TJ or what? Your new SmartTV ooops SmartPolice gig got you showing where all the hot food spots are or what? Does it tell u wait times? Or in your case WEIGHt time? Ur days are almost over homie!!!

Anonymous said...

No one should have to call Heh even though it was nice for him to provide his number. He is the one running for office and he should lay out his plan. The stuff on his website is very generic and has no specifics on funding or exactly what his plans are.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you officers. There are issues that need to be brought to light but this petty crap that goes on must stop. If you have a bitch take it up the chain of command before you run to IA. Whinners, is that what a large number of you have become? Who gives a rat's ass if someone blew a red light, called you a name, or took to long on a 61. Act like adults, there are more important things in this world than your feelings. Did I just hurt your feeling? When are you going to learn that you need each other you should not be afraid of each other. Looks like Ray and his buddies got to most all of you.

Anonymous said...

Generic like ABQthePlan? Generic like Berry?

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Anonymous said...

"Who gives a rat's ass if someone blew a red light, called you a name, or took to long on a 61."[sic]

Well anon @ 3/4 2110, Ashley Browder's family probably cares when a cop blows a red light. Seems like nobody in APD cares about Ashley Browder, or any other citizen in ABQ.

As for that Lynette woman on Fans of APD page (where dissenting opinions and truth are never welcomed), why wouldn't she act and speak the way she does? She's got ties to the largest, most violent, most protected gang in Albuquerque: the APD.

It may not seem like it, but I'm not anti-cop. Not at all. When I was a kid, cops were your friend. I was told (and to this day I believe this was true then) that if you were in trouble, and your parents weren't around, you could find a cop, and they would help you. Now that I have children, I want them to grow up in a community that is aligned with the police force, one where both are friendly to each other. Like it or not, the police and the community have a symbiotic relationship. If one is hurting, it WILL affect the other. As regular citizens, we can sit here bitching about how bad things have gotten within APD, or we can do something about it.

Berry and Schultz may be incompetent assholes who are terrible at their jobs, but make no mistake: they know how to play their political games, and they're not stupid when it comes to their own interests. It's never easy, and often painful to root out an infection, but it's gotta be done.

I can only hope that the rank and file within APD want to work together with the DOJ and citizens to take out the trash. Sure, nobody like s rat, but if you let the bigger rats sink the whole damn ship, what good does that do anyone?

Anonymous said...

"this is a city and county wife issue". What the hell does that mean ya pervert?!?!