The opening statement of the story states, “…a blog used to disparage the Albuquerque Police Department and city leaders…” the facts don't lie; APD Administration and City leaders have failed the community and the Eye On Albuquerque has called them out on their devilish deeds. How does this become disparaging? Do the job you were hired to do, do it right and do it morally correct and you will never hear anything from the Eye On Albuquerque.However, these are the legitimate and Bona-Fide charges against APD Administrators and City Leaders. This action against Roberto isn’t personally motivated or a personal attack? The hope was to silence the “Whistle Blower.”
The second paragraph of the story states, “…operating under the screen name "Stealth" to write hateful, embarrassing and often untrue posts on the website ‘Eye on Albuquerque.’” There is nothing hateful about the truth. If an APD Administrator or City leader gets embarrassed for conducting themselves or City business unethically; they deserve to be embarrassed. As for the “untrue” statement; please back it up with facts. The Eye On Albuquerque does not post a story until they have two different and separate sources to verify what has been stated. Our stories have stood the test of time and time has shown and proven; our stories are and have been true. Simply stated here our critics; put up or shut.
By telling the truth the Eye On Albuquerque has never:
- Diminished public trust and confidence in APD
- Personally attacked APD's leadership and city leaders
- Lowered morale at APD and used bad judgment
- Used information learned while on duty against APD
Now that the facts are straight; ask the DOJ why they took over the APD by a forced Federal court action?
One final thought on this story. The Eye has been told APD Administrators and City Leaders solicited assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). How is that APD Administrators and City leaders managed to get the FBI involved in an employment action but they can’t get the FBI involved in solving a rape or murder? If this does not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the City will stop at literally nothing to silence their critics; nothing will. The ADP Administrators and City leaders who sought assistance from the FBI should be prosecuted for gross negligence. The DOJ should now focus their attention on why the Federal Bureau of Investigations would waste valuable resource on an employment action.
PS- Here is a question that should be asked about the hearing officer, Pete Camacho. It is clear to us Camacho was unsure in his own decision stating: "I find [Roberto] did commit acts that indicate a lack of moral character that would adversely affect her ability to exercise the duties of a certified law enforcement officer.” Read what he was thinking and expressed in his opinion; “…did commit acts that indicate a lack of moral character…” We must ask; what does Camacho mean by “indicates?” If Mr. Camacho was given clear and convincing evidence the statement should have stated: "I find [Roberto] did commit acts that exhibited a lack of moral character that would adversely affect her ability to exercise the duties of a certified law enforcement officer.” The word indicates of a suggestive nature and is not believable. Since the hearing Officer, Pete Camacho is unsure of his own opinion, did someone “grease the wheels” like Schultz did for Tazer?
And yes, the Eye On Albuquerque is alive, well and very active.