Our Police Academy Eyes told us that there have been some tears shed at the Albuquerque Police Academy, and we find this disturbing.
Most here will remember back in 2014, when an out of control domestic violence suspect kicked in the head of his wife, causing her to die from massive head injuries in front of her son.
That suspect, Anthony Abeyta, tried to do the same thing to responding APD Sargent at the time, Ferris Simmons.
After a very violent struggle with the suspect, where Simmons and her back up officer, Officer Judd were both punched, and Simmons sustained injuries, including a broken finger, that suspect was taken into custody.
You can read the story below, and see the video for yourself...
OFFICERS ATTACKED ARTICLE
Now for the disturbing part...
Over the last few years, some good officers have been subject to some really political scum bag bullshit, and it has spilled over into pretty much every aspect of what is going on.
Before the DOJ came, and after they arrived, there has been what we will call a race to impress on the backs of others, and the “others” here are the field officers out there every day, trying to do their jobs, while coward police brass attempt to build their resumes, and measure their successes using these officers. These officers are caught in the middle, with some people all too willing to step on them to make themselves look like the “solution” to the APD problem. This has caused back stabbing, and back biting of utmost proportions. This has also caused morale problems, along with a lack of trust in the command staff by the rank and file. WE CAN SEE WHY.
Recently, the IA Commander Garcia Internal Affairs government document falsification fiasco was not only a crime, but it obviously affected an officer or two. APD has a long history of framing or scapegoating officers, while using APD Internal Affairs to do it. The current commander, Mike Miller was one of them, but he was on the end of IA that attempted to stave off the entrance of the DOJ, through the use of many of Ray Schultz’s schemes. We’ll call it conspiracy to violate civil rights. You can read about most of it here on our pages. This guy will claim to know nothing about all of the treacherous acts perpetrated on employees knowing he was responsible for briefing him weekly at his little meetings called “coffee with the chief.” These clowns think we are all stupid and we do not have our sources that saw the dirt being done week after week, year after year to people by these cowards.
Many other issues arise when one tries too hard, and they all result in not much good when it comes to APD.
We will move on to the main event now.
A couple weeks ago, an outside trainer was brought in for an APD training event concerning force at the police academy. This trainer is apparently very renowned, and well known in police use of force
training circles nationally. During this training, the above event, concerning the above officers came
up, as do many previous cases, concerning police use of force nationwide. These types of things are
used as training aids and tools.
We were told by our Eyes that during this discussion a twist was put on the above incident, where it was hypothetically proposed that had the first officer been alone, and was beaten so bad, and brutally that she was going to possibly go unconscious... would use of deadly force be justified. Our Eyes told us that the recently appointed commander of the academy replied that it absolutely would not be.
The trainer, upon hearing this, offered up responses from officers in the class. Upon hearing this, one officer unloaded on the new commander. This officer promptly advised the academy commander that she was wrong, and it wound indeed be justifiable for an officer to use deadly force in that instance, if they feared that they were going to black out, because the violent criminal could then disarm them, take their firearm and kill them and anyone in the vicinity. After all, serious bodily injury or death is the risk here.
We were told that the officer furthermore reiterated that that type of training is going to get an officer killed.
Kudos to that officer for standing their ground, and we could not agree more. This is the reason why officers are not being proactive. It concurs with the crap that came out of this political appointee’s mouth when she said she wanted officers to focus less on chasing bad guys around while violent crime is out of control as seen in her news interview when she was appointed.
Sorry Mrs. Byrd, but officers need to be hunting the bad guys, and they need a department that stands behind them, rather than one that falsifies documents, and dumbs them down in order to use them for their own resume padding. Use of force needs to be taught when to be properly applied.
Well.... Our Eyes told us that Mrs. Byrd’s response was to start crying at the podium, then hastily make her way to the ladies room to finish that cry.
Below are documents showing this commanders certs. We would like to know how you get all of those certifications in one day. We would also like to know how someone can be a police officer decades ago, and just be made one again here in New Mexico at the stroke of a pen.
Peruse the below documents for yourself. There should be an investigation into all of this, along with all of the certifications that were given out by former NMLEAB Director Jack Jones.
We were told that many certs were just rubber stamped, and after the forgery fiasco concerning master use of force instructors and APD, we have been saying this is the case.
You can read about that below...
EYE TRAINING FRAUD ARTICLE
2ND APD EYE ARTICLE
The federal monitor just blamed a small group of middle management for the lingering, anti-progress culture still plaguing APD in regards to the reform process, while we all know it is the handful at the top too. Mr. Ginger also gave kudos to the academy director, Mrs. Byrd for writing the first design piece that complies with the DOJ.
We have one question. Do these design pieces that comply put our officers in risk of being killed?
We have already lost officer office Daniel Webster in the middle of all of this. The type of training above would be the order of the day with people like Mrs. Byrd, if we didn’t have a few courageous officers out there, who will still stand up for what is right.
Below are some documents. Review them, and ask yourself how these appointments happen. Knowing the rules of a lateral hire, and the timelines we want to know how this happens, unless you know someone at high levels on the inside?
For the sake of our new officers, and the safety of the public, we want to know how this happens.
How do you have a cert for the class of “Combat Thinking For Law Enforcement” and be a master instructor, yet state an officer could not use deadly force to protect their life? OR.... is someone just saying something they think someone else wants to hear!?! Like the DOJ. Something is not right here and we are hearing many are not happy. WE SAID WE ARE FINISHED WITH THE PRETENTIOUSNESS ON THE BACKS OF GOOD PEOPLE! Someone must not have gotten that memo. We will discuss that very soon concerning the officer involved shootings and problems in Rio Rancho PD, that many are nervous about spilling over onto APD, because of lack of action on three problem children in that department, where no action was taken, and discipline issues continued. These involve officer involved force cases under the command of APD Chief Geier at the time.
We would like to know how someone separated from law enforcement comes in as a lateral, and gets all of these certifications in this time frame. How does one come in as an administrator, then get appointed to command level positions, ESSENTIALLY with only a few years experience on the street?
To the officers trying hard out there, keep the faith. We are working hard to make sure the last decade does not repeat itself, you are safe at work, thinks change and morale gets better.
Thank you for all you do.
P.S. As you can see above just how easy it is to get all of your certs at once when you are really close with the NMLEAB Director.
We here at the Eye know how hard some real officers have it out there getting hard street experience under their belt while trying hard to keep their noses clean as they fight crime the best they can and it angers us when someone is just put in place because of connections where they lack the years of street experience. This is even more enraging when these non-cops with bouffant hairdos are put in a place where they condemn tactics they have never had to employ.
We also have questions about why Mrs. Byrd left her position with the Sheriff’s Office with only four years on and was it because she was going to be let go?
As the election comes closer, remember all of the people steamrolled, or thrown under the bus in one way or another for political cronyism, and vote accordingly to eradicate this culture. We all know what took place at the NMLEAB over the last deacade, and it was reprehensible. Jones eluded an investigation into the accusations of master certifications being handed out like water because politics on both sides knew the calamity exposing this would cause. It was swept under the rug. Remember all of this when you vote, because our Eyes are telling us that if Pearce is elected governor Jack Jones may be appointed to head of the NM Department of Public Safety. Do not let this happen.
A federal audit of all of the training certifications given out over the last ten years needs to be conducted because we believe something stinks here.
The mad rush to hire officers is a mistake and will have years of implications. Mark our words. It’s not the quantity, but the quality, and how it is done. Big mistakes are being made that are going to cost in the long run.