APD is not concerned with the many murdered women dug up on the Westside? All the police officer involved shootings? Manning levels down below 800 when the city is authorized 1,100? A department entrenched with infidelity? A former officer on trial for murder? A Chief of Police who lied to a United States Federal District Court? A newly appointed Interim Chief who was caught lying during a termination hearing? Small children dying in hot cars left unattended? How about the police officer we were told about yesterday who killed himself??The list goes on and on. But APD is not concerned with any of these issues; they are putting all their efforts into a person who may have exercised her First Amendment Rights.
According to Schultz, “It can be a very destructive tool. And when I say destructive, is when you challenge the credibility and the impartialness required of being a police officer.” If this is true, the most “destructive tool” has been Schultz. He lost all his credibility and impartialness when he lied in the Sam Costales case. This all amounts to just another excuse by Schultz to be a monster; a bully to a female officer.
What about transparency? If APD, the City of Albuquerque and Mayor Berry told the truth; the Eye On Albuquerque would not exist. Due to the lies and cover-ups, the Eye On Albuquerque is thriving. Perhaps if Perry, Berry and Schultz were honest and up-front about City business; there would be no need for the Eye On Albuquerque.
What ever happened to First Amendment Rights? Freedom of Speech? When a government and/or its’ agent tries to abridge the speech of a person or the people because it hurt their feelings it is simply wrong.
Why was this female officer terminated? What APD is accusing her of is not illegal and does not Per se violate APD’s social media policy as pointed out by the media. Was APD accusing this female officer of lying? Then the question becomes, what ever happened to Schultz’s new policy that makes it okay to lie? It must be nice to fire anyone who has a mind of their own just because you got your feelings hurt.
Ironically; Interim Chief Alan Banks personally called one of the Mayoral Candidates (Paul Heh’s) campaign workers and asked this worker to surrender a computer to him because he thought she had ties to the Eye On Albuquerque. Targeting civilians and now their own employees? Why would a Deputy Chief of Police of one of the Nation’s largest police departments personally try to steal a computer that belongs to the Heh campaign? Why would a deputy chief abuse his position and authority? Now a female officer is terminated during a politically charged year. Why all the fanfare? Is it because the Eye On Albuquerque is supporting Heh for Mayor? Are these acts the independent acts of APD or have they been given marching orders by Mayor Berry who is headed to a run-off and eventually the loss of his position as mayor?
The hypocrisy, nepotism, ignorance and fascism of APD’s upper echelon are disgusting. If the rules that APD has in place were followed none of the people at the top of APD would be there, including Schultz. “Do as I say; not as I do.” And Schultz is wondering why Berry told him to leave?
The cure for APD is simple: True leadership is desperately needed at the top of APD. Leadership 101, check your ego in at the door. A police department that is run by one who acts childish is a recipe for ruining “the organization” and APD is proof of that. Be honest and tell the truth. Give the facts as they are known. Stop lying!
Schultz is trying frantically to “get even” with everyone before he leaves like a disgruntled child on the playground. If Schultz would have looked in the mirror and realized he had become a tyrant, his time with APD would not have been filled with controversy but a legacy of an honest man who gave it his all. Schultz hit the destruct button a long time ago and the implosion started. Hopefully the new chief will have the knowledge, skills, ability and other attributes to lead APD out of the hell hole it is in now. Currently, the only blessing is Schultz will be gone shortly.
Our apologies to our readers but this issue had to be addressed now. Part three of our five part Expose will continue tomorrow.