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?