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Updates: 01/31/2018 Ellis, Brandon OFC-HOB  discrimination lawsuit;  01/24/2018 Grant, Jacob (ALBQ-COP SHOT BY COP, $6.5m SETTLE) added;  01/21/18 Kassetas-STATE SNTA FE CHF NMSP added; 01/10/2018 date added to Garrison,Larry article from my high plains; 01/06/2018 Katz, Marshall NM Political Report (ABQ Free Press); 01/02/2018 Lopez, Bert 3 articles added; Largo, James Houston corr. error from Large, added article;12/30/2017 Ielacqua, Paul. Case Mine, NMLEA,Public Health NM added; 12/27/2017 Goff, Jim added;Geier, Mike Albq APD chf added; Hansen, Whitey 3 article links added incl. Arquette, Alb Jrnl; Garcia, Michael Las Cruces - added to Index (it was left off accidentally but in summaries below);12/26/2017: Goke, Marvin-Opposing Views -03/23/2016 article; Garcia, Esther - Google Scholar Cases, Leagle, Casemine cases related to Garcia’s presence and involvement in Kevin Kinney and Renae Harbin issues; Garrison, Larry-My High Plains article; 12/25/2017 Gallagos, Gilbert Alb Jrnl 07/29/2013’ 12/10/2017 Gonzales, Christopher Santa Fe firing for domestic violence; 11/26/2017 p. 2 shisrley, jake; wallace, edmund/lea county/sex abuse of inmate;11/25/2017 Howard, Sara;  11/24/2017 Simpson, Dwayne   New Mexico Police Abuse/Names D - K  (Page 2)   Page 1 A to C    Page 3 L to N   Page 4 O to Z See also:  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes Code Key (separate page)    Example of Code Layout: Template: 1-city/2-rank of officer/3-problem(s)/4-*NAME* famous or well known case as last name of victim 1-SIL/2-OFC-LCSHO/3-FORCE/4-*BRYAN*  Means: 1-Silver City, New Mexico   2-Officer of Lea County Sheriff’s Office     3- Problem is that he used excessive force  4- name of victim in a famous or well known case is Bryan D      Dart, Frank 1-FMN/2-RET DET-FMN PD/3-REF-SUIT FOR REORMS OVER POOR CHLD ABUSE INVESTIG     Davis, Jani 1-TAOS/2-SGT incident w/Warman, Brandt/3-ASSAULT-BATT-FORCE-FIRED     Davis, Robert Earl 1-ALBQ/OFC-APD/CONV     Dear, Jeremy 1-ALBQ/2-OFC-APD/4-*HAWKES*    De Baca 1-SNTA FE 3-SUIT  Delgado, Israel 1-SOC/2-OFC/3-TMPR-OPP     Disney, Michael 1-ALBQ/DEP-BCSO/DRUG-SELL     Dobyns, Andrea 1-CHAMA-SNTA FE/2-SGT/3-DOM-UNRULY-ALC-SHT     Doty, Richard 1-ALBQ/3-SUIT     Drutok, Walter 1-ALBQ/2-OFC/3-ENTRAP     Duran, Donald 1-SNTA FE E   Economidy, Byron “Trey” 1-ALBQ/2-DET/3-SUIT-SETTLE      Eden, Gordon 1-ALBQ/3-W-HLD)     Eiskant, Mike 1-SNTA FE/3-SEX-STLK-HARASS-SUIT-SETTLE     Ellis, Brandon 1-HOB /2-OFC HPD /3-DISCRIM SUIT     Emmert, Richard 1-FMN/2-SEX GLT NO    Esquibel, Mike 1-BEL/3-SEX-SUIC      Esparza, Greg 1-ESP/3-FORCE     Espinoza, Gerald 1-BEL /2-SGT /3-SHT-ARM NO     Estrada, Joseph 1-ALBQ   Etcitty, Lawrence 1-RES/2-ex-OFC NPD (NAV NTN) /3-SEX-FORCED HANDCUFFED WOMAN-LIED to FBI-FIRED/BARRED-PRIS F    Fay, Damon 1-ALBQ/4-*DANIELS*     Finley, Scott 1-ALBQ/3-DOM-SUIT-SETTLE     Flores, Steve 1-ALBQ/3-SUIT     Fonte, Stephen -SNTA FE 2-OFC 3-SHT SUSPECT-SUIT-POLICE SHT NOT JUSTIFIED Frazier, Dale 1-FMN/KT /2-DEP/3-FORCE  G   Gallagher, Ray 1-ALBQ     Gallegos, Gilbert 1-ALBQ /2-EX-CHF     Gallegos John B. 1-ALBQ/2-Lt     Gallegos, Toby 1-ALBQ     Galvin, Jerry 1-ALBQ         Garcia, Esther 1-ALBQ     Garcia, Holly 1-ALBQ     Garcia Michael 1-CRUC /2-DET- CRUC PD /3-SEX-MINORS-HIST-SUIT-SETTLE-PRIS /4-*GUERERRO*    Garcia Mike 1-ALBQ 2-SGT-APD    Garcia, Richard 1-CRUC 2-OFC CRUC PD /3-FORCE-LYING-VIDEO    Garduno Tom 1-ALBQ/2-SGT     Garrison, Larry 1-PORT/2-OFC-PORT PD/3-MULT-HIST-FRAUD-FORCE-BULLY-FIRED      Geier, Mike 1-ALBQ 2-CHF-APD EX CHF RNCH   Gigante, Brandon 1-DEM/2-CHF/3-PRBE/4-*ECKERT*     Gloria, Stan 1-ALBQ/2-DET /3-MULT   Goff, Jim 1-ALBQ 2- SHF DEP-BCSO  3-INAPP-LEWD  Goke, Marvin 1-ALBQ/2-OFC-NMSP    Gonzales, Christopher 1-SNTA FE/3-DOM       Grant, Jacob 1-ALBQ  /2-DET  /3-VICTIM-SHT BY LT GREG BRACHLE-SUIT-SETTLE-BRACHLE CHRGE NO    Green, Patrick1-DEM-LORDSBRG/2-DEP3- FORCE-PROBE/4-*YOUNG, ECKERT*    Griego, Jason 1-CUB 3-INFO on Hawaii arrest  Griffin, Matt 1-ALBQ    Grossetete, Victor 1-ALBQ    Grover, Tom 1-ALBQ 2- EX-OFC APD/3-INFO     Gutierrez,  Jose 1-SNTA FE 3- FORCE   Guzman, Daniel - see Guzman David  Guzman, David 1-ALBQ H   Hansen, Whitey 1-ALBQ/2-EX CHF     Harger, Shane 1-JEM /2-EX-CHF JEM PD (EX-SHF DEP VAL CNTY) /3-MULT-SEX-FIRED-REVOKED-PROBATION-POSS RETAL TSA     Hearn, John 1-ALBQ/2-OFC-UNDR-APD     Heatley, Paul 1-ALBQ     Hernandez, First Name? 1-DEM/2-OFC/3-FORCE/4-*ECKERT*     Herrera, Leon/1-SPRNGR     Howard, Sara 1-FMN     Huerta, Raul 1-SOC 3-DRUG  I   Ielacqua, Paul 1-ALBQ/2-AVIATION APD, CORRECTIONS, ETC/3-INFO-SEX   J   Jasler, Natalie 1-ALBQ    Julian, Aaron 1-RNCH /2-OFC-DPS /3-CHLD-FEL-DROP-(ALSO-WIFE-CHLD-FEL)   K  Kassetas, Pete  1-STATE SNTA FE /2-CHF NMSP 3/-INFO     Katz, Marshall 1-ALBQ /2- CHF-Aviation Police /2-DRUG CONFISC-TAG ISSUE      Killinger, Bryan 1-ALBQ   SUMMARIES D   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Dart, Frank (2016) Farmington. Detective (COF) - retired 2013.  (REF) Reform supporter. Alerted police/public about inadequate child abuse investigation, 2012 lawsuit over issue. Excerpt From Farmington Daily Times, Steve Garrison: “Frank Dart, a former Farmington police detective, claims the city's police department has failed to adequately investigate child abuse claims, despite a 2012 lawsuit he filed against the department over the issue. And he would like the community to support the funding needed to make those cases a higher priority, bringing the problem out of the shadows of family dysfunction.  Dart, an investigator who received positive performance reviews throughout his time with the department, retired in 2013 amidst acrimonious claims of retaliation by police officials. Dart told The Daily Times in an interview the department has been slow to implement clear policies that would be most protective of the young victims.  He said the department had also failed to assign an adequate number of detectives to investigate child abuse cases, which represent some of the department’s most complex criminal investigations.” http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/19/retired-detective-claims-police-fail-child-crimes/91163876/ Davis, Jani  (2016) Taos.  Sergeant. Excessive force: Kicked handcuffed suspect. Other officer involved: Brandt Warman. Excerpt from Santa Fe New Mexican-2016/01/11: In the incident that led to charges against Davis, she struck a man with her knee while he was handcuffed and being searched by another officer. The man, Frank Olonia Jr., has a history of violence against law enforcement and Davis maintains he was preparing to kick her or a colleague. The knee strike was used as a distraction technique, she said.  But video of the incident depicts a volatile and heated incident during which Warman rushed Olonia after the man threatened his family.In his decision to fire Davis, Town Manager Rick Bellis wrote she lost control and lowered herself to the level of the belligerent suspect. He described Davis as contributing to if not escalating the situation to a melee…Davis said the cases showed how three white men were accused of misconduct in the same timeframe as her case but treated differently.“Women are held to different standards in a career that tends to work like a good old boys’ club,” she said. 2016/01/11--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/fired-taos-sergeant-argues-discipline-for-police-misconduct- has-been-inconsistent/article_e2ae00c4-7ffd-5591-839f-5ad40502c8f8.html http://www.taosnews.com/stories/taos-police-sergeant-charged-with-assault-battery,30822 Davis, Robert Earl (1970s and beyond) Albuquerque.  APD Officer.  From Real Crimes: “07/04/1987: Convicted APD Officer Robert Earl Davis and four other men escaped from Santa Fe Prison. Davis later stated that Corrections Officer Lt. David Owens smuggled in a gun to help with the escape.” 06/19/1992: Former APD Officer Robert Davis assisted murderer, Thomas Wayne Crump, to escape from Torrance County Jail. Crump used a car owned by Davis’s wife, in exchange for a promise that Crump would kill Davis’s enemies on the outside.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Dear,  Jeremy  Albuquerque.  In connection with Mary Hawkes case. Excerpt from Albq Jrnl 2016/06/23-lawsuit reveals more details:   Danny Hawkes is a retired police officer and judge, and the Hawkes family includes numerous law enforcement officers. Her foster brother was an Albuquerque police officer at the time of the shooting.The Hawkes family’s lawsuit, which was filed in state District Court and is seeking damages for Mary Hawkes’ death, was critical of the police investigation.It pointed out several inconsistencies in officers’ statements. For example, one officer said he was in his patrol car when the shooting happened, but lapel camera footage showed he actually was about 30 feet away from Hawkes and Dear when shots were fired.The lawsuit also said there was no DNA evidence, fingerprints or blood on the firearm that police said Hawkes was holding at the time she was shot. 2016/06/23--https://www.abqjournal.com/796554/lawsuit-reveals-more-details-in-hawkes-shooting.html 2016-06/23/2016--https://www.abqjournal.com/796555/a-trip-to-hooters-and-a-chinese-massage.html DeBaca, John (2014) Santa Fe.  Officer.  Excerpt from KOAT-2014/10/03-by Mike Springer: Grand Jury: Santa Fe officer-involved shooting not justified.  Man shot has yet to decide whether to pursue lawsuit 2014/10/03--http://www.koat.com/article/grand-jury-santa-fe-officer-involved-shooting-not-justified/5059505 Delgado, Israel SOC/OFC/OPP (2012) Socorro. Officer.  Oppression, tampering with governmental records.  http://www.kvia.com/news/names-of-socorro-police-officers-arrested-have-been-released/55619331  Disney, Michael  ALBQ/DEP-BCSO/DRUG-SELL (1990s): Albuquerque. Deputy (Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office)  Selling drugs.  Excerpt From Real Crimes: “Former BCSO Deputies Darryl Burt, (once an undercover narcotics agent) and Michael Disney were taken into federal custody as the result of drug raids in their homes, after being videotaped selling drugs in a parking lot across from Eldorado High School.  Both men were working at The Wild Side, Disney’s drug paraphernalia shop.  At the time of the raid at Burt’s house, Burt and a 17-yr-old male took off through the bedroom window, both wearing only boxer shorts.  A loaded 45- caliber handgun, a Fix-A-Flat can filled with cocaine, and a BCSO badge and credentials were among the items found in Burt’s garage.  Both Burt and Disney later pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute.  The men were described as partners in a heavily armed El Paso-to-Albuquerque drug trafficking operation.  Burt was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months on a cocaine distribution conviction in US District Court.” …“04/03/1999: Albuquerque Journal: Former Sheriff’s Deputy, Michael Lee Disney, appeared before a US Magistrate on charges that he threatened DEA Agent Mike Marshall because of Marshall’s testimony against him.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Dobyns, Andrea CHM-from SNTA-FE/SGT/DOM-ALC-SHT Santa Fe, incident in CHama. Officer. Drinking, shooting, domestic violence (wife - police sergent).  Excerpt from The Santa Fe New Mexican. By Phaedra Haywood (08/05/2013).:  Officer Joseph Baca was arrested July 27 by New Mexico State Police after he reportedly was found drinking, shooting guns and arguing with his wife, Santa Fe Police Department Sgt. Andrea Dobyns.  Another man, who was found passed out in a vehicle near the cabin where the police officers were staying also was arrested. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/officer-s-use-of-weapons-under-investigation-after- arrest/article_2b8ac0ad-b250-5ebc-be30-cc2872e3b1cc.html Doty, Richard ALBQ-SUIT- Albuquerque.  See also Estrada, Joseph. STATE of New Mexico, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Joseph ESTRADA, Defendant-Appellant.  No. 20,829.    Decided: April 03, 2001 http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nm-court-of-appeals/1364342.html Drutok, Walter  ALBQ/OFC/ENTRAP (07/2007) Albuquerque. Officer. Entrapment issue. Eladio Perez. Defendant-Appellee. Excerpt from NM comp comm (2013):  Defendant was indicted on one count of trafficking of a controlled substance  15 (cocaine), contrary to NMSA 1978, § 30-31-20 (2006). Defendant subsequently filed.  16 a motion to dismiss the indictment against him on the basis of entrapment. In his 17 motion, Defendant alleged that on July 29, 2007, Officer Walter Drutok of the 18 Albuquerque Police Department participated in a tactical plan alongside other officers 19 to generate arrests for prostitution and drugs in an Albuquerque neighborhood….In his motion, Defendant argued that under State v. Vallejos, 1997-NMSC-040, 16 123 N.M. 739, 945 P.2d 957, the leading case in New Mexico on entrapment, he was 17 entitled to dismissal of the trafficking charge because the police employed 18 unconscionable methods and advanced illegitimate purposes in the events leading up 19 to his arrest. Defendant specifically raised an objective entrapment defense, http://www.nmcompcomm.us/nmcases/NMCAUnreported/2013/CA31754.pdf Duran, Donald  SNTA FE http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/board-strips-badge-of-cop-accused-of- abuse/article_831fbc25-0385-5bc3-93e6-d63118a47fa4.html E   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Economidy, Byron “Trey (2014) 1-ALBQ/2-DET/3-SUIT-SETTLE  Albuquerque.  Detective. Excerpt from Washington Post. By Radley Balko (04/14/2014): In January, the city settled with the family of Jacob Mitschelen, who was shot and killed by Det. Byron “Trey” Economidy after a traffic stop. The shooting was found justified, even though Economidy had improperly used his personal gun in the shooting. Economidy was later suspended for four days for listing his occupation on Facebook as “human waste disposal.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up-and- scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d Eden, Gordon (2016) Albuquerque. Police Chief. (W/HLD) Was sued for withholding public records.  (See NM Police victims Reynaldo Chavez.) http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/01/10/albuquerque-police-public-records-clerk-sues-chief-for-ordering-him-to- withhold-public-records/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up-and- scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d Eiskant, Mike  (2015, 2012 and earlier) Santa Fe. Sergeant. (SEX) Major lawsuit by 7 women ($770,000) for stalking, harassment of several women.  Years of complaints.  Excerpt from KRQE By Gabrielle Burkhard.  (05/06/2015)  Women claim a police officer used his power to stalk and harass them, while the department looked the other way. Now, the City of Santa Fe must pay for it.  KRQE News 13 first uncovered then-Santa Fe Police Officer Michael Eiskant’s abuse of power in a special assignment report in 2012. After that, a group of women sued, and Wednesday their attorney said it has paid off.  “He’s very dangerous, he’s a predator,” said a woman who did not want to be identified, during a 2012 interview with KRQE News 13. At the time, she was talking about Santa Fe cop, Michael Eiskant.  “This guy should have been off the streets years ago,” the woman’s husband told KRQE News 13 Wednesday.  It took years of complaints against former Santa Fe Police Sergeant Michael Eiskant, a KRQE News 13 investigation in 2012 and eight women suing.  Excerpt By Jim Vassallo.  04/12/2012-JD Journal: Also had been caught masturbating fantasizing about women in squad car: Excerpt: A police sergeant in Santa Fe, New Mexico is in a bad situation after a video caught him masturbating while he was on duty. The video has recently been released and it was filmed by the dashboard camera of the officer’s cruiser. The video released to the media does not show the inside of the cruiser but has audio that is quite steamy. The officer in question is Sgt. Mike Eiskant.  One former officer, Shannon Brady, was not surprised at the news of the video as Brady said that Eiskant had a bad reputation as a stalker of women and a ‘creeper.’ Brady attempted to file a harassment complaint against Eiskant years ago with the Santa Fe Police Department’s human resource division. The complaint was filed with compliance officer Raymond Rael, who is not the police chief for the department. Excerpt KOAT By Alana Grimstad (12/17/2012): 7 allege harassment, stalking, intimidation: “This man was using that authority to stalk, harass and intimidate these people and invade their privacy in the most egregious and frightening way that he could,” attorney Cammie Nichols said.  Earlier this year, Eiskant resigned and pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from the victims’ complaints. He was also caught masturbating in his squad car while on duty as his dash camera was accidentally recording.  Now, he faces a lawsuit filed by seven women, including former fellow officer and a former city judge. The lawsuit alleges that many complaints have been made over Eiskant’s 12-year career, accusing him of abusing his power, following, bullying and intimidating women and making them feel violated. He’s even accused of sexually abusing a police informant, and the women said their cries fell on deaf ears.   “It was essentially ignored, which then empowered him to continue this behavior,” Nichols said.  The lawsuit also names the city and Santa Fe Police Chief Ray Rael for not doing enough to stop Eiskant’s abuse. One former police officer said she felt her own job was in jeopardy because she complained about Eiskant. http://krqe.com/2015/05/06/city-of-santa-fe-to-pay-770000-in-cop-harassment-case/ http://www.jdjournal.com/2012/04/12/police-officer-caught-masturbating-on-video-while-on-duty/ http://www.koat.com/article/women-sue-former-santa-fe-officer/5044711 Ellis, Brandon  Hobbs, HPD. Officer.  Excerpt from Hobbs News-2017/10/11-: The lawsuit also details a time where Ellis reported an officer using a racial slur during a briefing to HPD sergeants, while another incident described Robinson being excluded during his training from eating lunch with Caucasian trainees and having to stand in a corner.“He was told that he ‘was not allowed’ to sit with them,” the lawsuit states.  The 21-page lawsuit, filed Oct. 5 in Albuquerque, on behalf of African-American officers Brandon Ellis and Vasshawn Robinson, as well as Caucasian officer Jeremy Artis, seeks actual and special damages, along with punitive damages against a number of defendants from the City of Hobbs and Hobbs Police Department based on violations of the New Mexico Whistle Blower Protection Act, Equal Protection Clause and First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.“During the time HPD employed the plaintiffs, each plaintiff police officer witnessed and endured racial discrimination and attempted to report it,” the lawsuit states. “Each plaintiff endured subsequent retaliatory actions for reporting racial discrimination and for associating with one another.” It further alleges those actions led the officers to seek employment elsewhere, but individuals with Hobbs police “ensured” they wouldn’t be hired. All three plaintiffs are currently employed with the Lea County Sheriff’s Office where they earn $6 less an hour, according to Albuquerque civil rights attorney Shannon Kennedy of Kennedy, Kennedy and Ives law firm. 2017/10/11--http://www.hobbsnews.com/2017/10/11/ex-officers-file-lawsuit-hpd/ Emmert, Richard.1-FMN/2-SEX GLT NO (2016)  Farmington.  Office. http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/18/trial-begins-ex-cop-accused-rape/84565684/  2016/05/20--http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2016/05/20/ex-cop-found-not-guilty-rape-molestation/84630304/ Esquibel, Mike. (2014)  Belen. Officer, child sexual abuse, suicide.  SEX,  Excerpt from Abq Journal:  (This story about a Belen police officer who committed suicide while under investigation for child sexual abuse quoted an attorney’s letter to the city reminding officials of a previous case involving another Belen police officer’s prosecution for rape. The detective in that case was acquitted of all charges against him in 2001. The city of Belen paid $425,000 to the alleged victim in a civil lawsuit)….A deceased Belen Police officer lauded by the police chief and mayor as a “model officer” and a man whose “integrity was never questioned” was under investigation by State Police for alleged sexual abuse of a minor at the time of his death.  Mike Esquibel, a school resource officer for the Belen Consolidated School District and an eight-year veteran of the department, took his own life on Sept. 19, 2014. https://www.abqjournal.com/520155/dead-officer-was-under-investigation.html http://krqe.com/2015/10/12/lawsuit-filed-over-deceased-belen-officers-alleged-sex-crimes/ Esparza, Greg. (Internal Affairs Investigation 10/26/2016)  (FOR) Espanola. Signs of excessive use of force despite release of internal affairs nvestigation.  http://www.riograndesun.com/news/cops_courts/investigation-clears-city-officer/article_481827d4- eee5-11e6-b557-b3bb841ab3dd.html Espinoza, Gerald.  (2012)  Belen.  Sergeant.  Killed alleged unarmed man. Excerpt From Police Misconduct: This week Tellez's family filed a lawsuit against the city of Belen for the shooting.  The lawsuit claims that Tellez did not have to die that night because he wasn't a violent criminal, didn't have a weapon and wasn't making threatening gestures toward Espinoza.  Online court records show Tellez's record with police listing a pending case of an aggravated DWI and a few other driving offenses.http://policemisconductusa.blogspot.com/2012/07/family-sues-over-belen-police-shooting.html Estrada, Joseph. Abuquerque area - Bernalillo County.  (1997)  Excerpt From Real Crimes: “1997 Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Estrada was convicted of embezzlement for taking more than $730 worth of shirts from Dillard’s Department Store where he was moonlighting as a security officer.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nm-court-of-appeals/1364342.html Etsitty, Lawrence.  Navajo Reservation - Church Rock. (SEX/PRIS) (incident 01/25/2009; articles2012) Excerpt from AZ Daily Sun- 2012/11/07: A former Navajo Nation police officer will serve more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a suspect in his custody in January 2009.  Lawrence Etsitty, 31, was sentenced to 54 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He will also be barred from serving in a law enforcement capacity.Earlier this year, Etsitty pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of the victim when he groped, touched and kissed her against her will, while she was handcuffed. Etsitty also was charged and pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.  Excerpt from Justice-filed 2012/11/06:  dot gov:  According to court documents, on Jan. 25, 2009, at 2:40 a.m., Etsitty, while working in his capacity as an officer of the NPD, arrested the victim outside of the Fire Rock Casino in Churchrock, N.M. Etsitty then handcuffed the victim and placed her in the back of his patrol vehicle. Etsitty then drove the victim to an isolated road in the desert, opened the back door of his patrol car where the handcuffed victim was sitting, and forcibly pulled her toward him and out of the car. Etsitty then began groping the victim, while she struggled to get free, pleading for Etsitty to take her home. Ultimately, Etsitty agreed to do so and dropped the victim off in a parking lot near her home, at which point the victim ran away. filed 2012/11/06--https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-new-mexico-navajo-police-officer-sentenced-over-four-years-prison- sexual-abuse-charges 2012/11/07--http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/former-navajo-police-officer-gets-prison/article_f113ca8b-d821- 5c6a-a5fb-c3434f748307.html F   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Fay, Damon  (1986) - Albuquerque.  A police detective associated with Linda Daniels Abduction, murder case 01/12-13/1986 KRQE Finley, Scott (06/25/1998) Albuquerque. (DOM) Domestic Violence (wife Katherine) Excerpt from Real Crimes: Katherine Teupell was awarded a $235,000 settlement for claims against the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and the Albuquerque Police Department for their use of a “We don’t do blue” policy in dealing with an officer accused of beating his wife. Teupell alleged police extended “professional courtesy” to her husband, Scott Finley, a member of the Sheriff Department’s elite Crime Suppression Unit. Teupell testified she fled from her home with her children, 6 and 2, still in pajamas, on the night of Oct. 18, 1993, after Finley beat her. Teupell said that when she threatened to call police, Finley responded, “Go ahead and call. How can you break the law when you are the law?"  Although the APD officer who responded to the call confiscated Finley's police revolver, other officers who took over at the scene returned it. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Flores, Steve  (2007) Albuquerque.  Lawsuit against KOB TV. https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/06/06-2001.pdf Fonte, Stephen (2013) Santa Fe. OFC-SFPD. A grand jury ruled that the August 2013 officer-involved shooting of a man at a Santa Fe Allsup's was not justified.That night of the shooting, Santa Fe police officers John DeBaca and Stephen Fonte were trying to stop Roberto Mendez. Police said Mendez stole an SUV and was trying to ram officers while a 4-year-old child was in the back seat. http://www.koat.com/article/grand-jury-santa-fe-officer-involved-shooting-not-justified/5059505 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/man-shot-by-police-in-august-is-held-in-armed/article_da6e0aba-6944- 544e-bc24-c827459ab3d9.html Frazier, Dale  (2011) Farmington/Kirtland area - Upper Fruitland. Deputy. (FORCE) San Juan County. Beating of Donovan Tanner. http://www.navajotimes.com/news/2011/0411/041411beating.php  G   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Gallagher, Ray Albuquerque.  From Real Crimes: “Sheriff Gallagher admitted to having destroyed evidence in the case against Deputy Burt” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Gallegos, Gilbert (Gil) (07/11/2003) Albuquerque.  Police Chief. Appointed 2001 by Mayor Chavez, replacing a reformer, returning things to corruption. Messing with commission findings, letting guilty officers off. Excerpt from Real Crimes:  7/11/03 Albq. Journal: The Police Oversight Commission discovers that APD Chief Gil Gallegos overstepped his authority by arbitrarily reversing the commission’s findings in two police-shooting cases, exonerating the officers and classifying the shootings as justified.  Gallegos said in commission documents that the case files were his and he could change the findings at any time. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up-and- scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d 07/29/2013--https://www.abqjournal.com/227488/albuquerque-police-chief-leaves-with-mixed-legacy.html Gallegos John B. Police Lt. (1995, etc.) Albuquerque. Supervisor APD Internal Affairs Unit.  Burglarizing. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “supervisor of the APD Internal Affairs Unit, was caught burglarizing a liquor store while on duty” from Real Crimes (06/2/1995):  Albuquerque Journal: APD LT. FACES PROBE: Lt. John B. Gallegos, 14-yr veteran of APD and supervisor of Internal Affairs division, faced criminal investigation for burglarizing a liquor store in May, 1995.  He was on duty at the time of the burglary.  from Real Crimes  (09/20/1995:) APD Lt. John B. Gallegos, supervisor of APD Internal Affairs Division, was indicted on counts of commercial burglary, evidence tampering and larceny.  APD said Gallegos was no longer with the department but refused to say if he was fired or resigned”  Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Gallegos, Toby. (1980s-1990s) Albuquerque. Officer.  Excessive force, tampering with evidence, larceny.  Overturned law case. Excerpt from Real Crimes: APD Officer 1993: Albuquerque Journal: APD Officer Toby Gallegos was fired by Police Chief Bob Stover for hitting a car-chase suspect in the back of the head with his nightstick. Gallegos said he didn’t remember doing that, and the firing was rescinded in favor of a 60-day suspension from Excerpt from Real Crimes 06/02/1995: 1995: APD Officer Toby Gallegos was fired by Chief Joseph Polisar, who labeled him a “brutal cop” for hitting a suspect several times with his large metal flashlight and kicking him in the groin.  A city hearing officer ruled the firing justified, but it was later overturned.  Gallegos returned to work and collected $35,627 back wages from his termination date to his reinstatement date.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Galvin, Jerry. (1990s) Albuquerque. Police Chief. Reformer.  Mayor Chavez fired him, restoring “business as usual” in Alb. police corruption.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover- up-and-scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d Garcia, Esther. (2006) Albuquerque.  False Arrest.  Victim Renae Harbin.  $100,000 settlement.   Casemine excerpt: HARBIN V. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE 12 Apr 2006  |  United States District Court, D. New Mexico.  Leagle excerpt: KENNEY v. CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE Case No. 15 CV 00414 JAP/WPL.United States District Court, D. New Mexico.January 20, 2016. https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/471444metro06-26-06.htm https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914b556add7b04934772086 https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20160121a59 https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=7042693760726801539&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr Garcia, Holly. (2016) Albuquerque.  Detective.  Undercover detective in association with Lt. Greg Brachle and Jacob Grant shooting/injury case.  (Abq Free Press 01/13/2016) Garcia, Michael. Las Cruces. (Incident 2011, Reported 2013).  See NM Police Victims Names -  Diana Guerrero.  Excerpt from Photography is Not a Crime 03/2016: Now, the city of Las Cruces, N.M. has settled to pay $3 million to a woman who was sexually abused by a city police officer during the ride-along. The officer in question, Detective Michael Garcia has since plead guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison. The settlement decision was made on Monday. http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/03/29/new-mexico-police-settle-3-million-lawsuit-hiv-positive-detective-rapes-woman- ride-along/   Garcia, Mike. Albuquerque. APD Sergeant.  Excerpt from Real Crimes: “…Supervisor of officers assigned to public schools, was indicted on sex charges involving a 12-yr-old girl who was staying the night with one of his daughters. (When he was tried in 2004, the jury was deadlocked, and the prosecutors did not seek a retrial.)” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Garcia, Richard. (03/2015) Las Cruces.  Officer. Extensive excessive force. Excerpt from Cop Block (03/09/2015):  Video Proves Las Cruces Cops Lied….the video clearly shows Las Cruces police officers – Danny Salcido and Richard Garcia – rushing into Flynn’s holding cell and attacking him. The Lahann Law Firm representing Flynn say that Salcido and Garcia beat their client so badly he sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull, a brain hemorrhage, broken ribs and multiple contusions. Flynn’s attorneys filed a 12 million dollar lawsuit on Thursday (March 6th) against the city and several police officers involved. https://www.copblock.org/114550/video-las-cruces-nm-cops-lie-costly/ http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/courts/2016/06/27/ex-lcpd-officer-trial-alleged-cell-beating/86454838/ Another Deadlocked Jury/Mistrial in New Mexico: Garduno, Tom. Sergeant.  Albuquerque.  Referencing a then current incident involving  Moriah Smith and a repeatedly offending, victimizing use of a police dog Lehocky (see listing) stated his supervisor, Sgt. Tom Garduno, told him, "Good job. I'm glad nobody died." http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Garrison, Larry. 1-PORT/2-OFC-PORT PD/3-MULT-HIST-FRAUD-FORCE-BULLY-FIRED  (2008, 2011, 2015, 2016) Portales.  Officer.  Portales Police Department.  Excerpt from Albuq. Journal--2015/10/23 by Brittney Cannon:  A Portales police officer’s conduct during an internal affairs investigation “displayed a complete lack of integrity and honesty.” That’s according to an Oct. 14 letter from Portales Police Chief Pat Gallegos to District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Reeb said Wednesday that Larry Garrison is no longer employed by Portales police following the investigation.   Excerpt from KRQE-- 2016/03/17: Some names assoc. with case in article:  Arturo Aranda (alleged victim); Eric Dixon (Portales attorney).  Excerpt from My High Plains-2016/03/15: According to previous reports, Garrison used to be a deputy in Curry County and was charged with assault and disorderly conduct back in 2008. And was named in a use of force lawsuit in 2011 as a member of the Portales Police Department 2016/03/17--http://krqe.com/portales-police-officer-fired-after-internal-investigation/ 2016/03/15--http://www.myhighplains.com/news/portales-officer-fired-after-internal-investigation/400353222 2015/10/23--https://www.abqjournal.com/664518/letter-portales-officers-conduct-displayed-lack-of-integrity.html Geier, Mike.  Albuquerque, formerly Rio Rancho.  Chf. APD. Excerpt KOB 12/05/2017: With an interim police chief and two deputy chief, the Albuquerque Police Department is now under new leadership.Their work to move the department forward will not be easy, but Police Chief Mike Geier said he feels like he's right where he's meant to be. It's not a job he said he'll take lightly considering the skyrocketing crime in the city. http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/albuquerque-police-department-apd-interim-chief-mike-geier/4694747/ Gigante, Brandon. Deming. (2013) (CHF) David Eckert Case. Excerpt from Huffinton 11/05/2013: Deming Police Chief Brandon Gigante argued that his officers “follow the law in every aspect.” Kennedy said that the officers’ warrant allowing them to search Eckert expired hours before his ordeal was over, and the warrant wasn’t even valid in the county where the procedures were performed. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/david-eckert-enema-colonoscopy-drugs-traffic-stop_n_4218320.html Gloria, Stan. (10/12/1990, etc.) Albuquerque. Detective, Sergeant, narcotics officer.  Numerous serious problems.  Excerpt From Real Crimes: “Armed with a warrant obtained thru false information”(10/05/1990): “APD Narcotics Det. Stan Gloria stated that he had knowledge of drug activity at a particular address….there was no way Gloria could have known about any criminal record” (04/23/1991:) APD Officers James Torres and Stan Gloria went into an apartment to sell 100 lbs. of marijuana for $60,000.  They were posing as drug dealers in order to take the money of real drug dealers.  Torres went into the apartment alone and the suspects pulled a gun on him and tied him up.  A suspect then pulled a gun on Gloria, who was waiting in the parking lot.  Nearby police were alerted and came to the rescue.   The suspects were tried and convicted.  In 1997, Torres and Gloria were awarded medals: 07/19/1995: Albuquerque Journal: APD INVESTIGATES SERGEANT’S ACTIONS - Internal Affairs investigated Sgt. Stan Gloria in connection with a drug situation.  Gloria, a former narcotics officer, was current supervisor of field services on the West Side.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Goff, Jim. (2010) Albuquerque.  Sheriff Deputy  Made unprofessional commments to a group of Christians, showing bias, getting into an escalating controversy rather than maintaining objectivity and composure. Includes input-excerpt: M.G. Bralley, who is a retired Albuquerque police officer, New Mexico blogger and photographer emailed me the video with some comments of his own as well as a link to a law-enforcement article titled “controlling public protest: First Amendment implications. https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2010/07/n-m-deputy-under-fire-for-spouting-atheist-views-to-christian-protesters/ Goke, Marvin.  Albuquerque.  Officer. New Mexico State Police. Excerpt  from KRQE by Katherine Mozzone (02/22/2016): A DWI stop started it all, namely, an alleged relationship with the woman he arrested that night — 34-year-old Angela Torres.  An investigation into former State Police Marvin Goke resulted in a misconduct report, detailing allegations including insubordination, failure to perform duties and unbecoming of an officer.  Yet, the report doesn’t stop there. It also provides an account of an alleged fight. APD captured lapel  video of the interviews after one of Torres’ ex-boyfriends, James Gonzales, reported the fight. 02/22/2016--http://krqe.com//state-police-former-officer-should-not-be-a-cop-in-new-mexico/ 07/27/2015--http://krqe.com/2015/07/27/new-mexico-state-police-officer-on-administrative-leave/ 03/23/2016--https://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/officer-lets-drunk-driver-one-reason-and-one-reason-only 09/12/2017--http://krqe.com/2017/09/12/state-police-officers-certification-revoked-after-alleged-misconduct/ Gonzales, Christopher. Santa Fe.  (2017) Santa Fe County deputy.  Termination for domestic violence. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/county-fires-deputy-after-domestic-abuse-arrest/article_48688e97-d8e1- 580c-9b93-9a2d3411027f.html Gordon, Eden  Albuquerque.  ex-Chief. Grant, Jacob (incident 2015)  Was on an undercover assignment with Lt. Greg Brachle who shot and seriously wounded him in various key areas of his body - 80 percent loss of blood, organ injuries, etc. Lawsuit, 6.5 million settlement.  Excerpt from FreeABQ- 2016/03/30 by Dennis Domrzalski: The settlement ends the nearly year-long case in which Grant claimed that his shooter, Lt. Greg Brachle, violated many APD policies regarding undercover drug busts on the day of the shooting. Excerpt from ABQ Jrnl 2017/12/05- by Kay Barnitz: An Albuquerque police lieutenant who repeatedly shot a fellow officer during a January 2015 undercover drug bust will not be criminally charged, the state Attorney General’s Office announced Monday.  Excerpt from Free ABQ-2016-03/16-Dennis Domrzalski: Grant made the request in a letter to the news media from his lawyer, Alex Gabaldon.“Fourteen months after this tragedy occurred, the City has not released any videos,” the letter said. “Although the videos are highly personal to Det. Grant, and while it may be disturbing to see him[self] being repeatedly shot, Det. Grant is hopeful that the City will release the complete videos to the public to help prevent future tragedies from occurring to other law enforcement officers and to the public. For officer safety, Det. Grant requests that any released videos blur the faces, images and identities of any undercover officers to ensure their safety.”Brachle shot Grant eight times at point-blank range with .45-caliber, hollow-point rounds during the undercover drug bust on Jan. 9, 2015 near Central and Tramway. Grant lost 80 percent of his blood, suffered temporary blindness and suffered damage to nearly every internal organ as a result of the shooting. He has undergone multiple surgeries to repair the damage and will most likely undergo many more. Grant has sued the city and Brachle in federal court for civil right violations related to the shooting. The lawsuit and subsequent court filings allege that Brachle was a loose cannon who violated numerous police department policies and procedures that morning. The complaint also alleges that, while he didn’t attend an operational briefing on the bust that morning, Brachle was on his police radio and learned the details of the operation while he was en route to the scene that day. 2017/12/05--https://www.abqjournal.com/1102366/ag-no-charges-in-cop-on-cop-shooting.html 2016/03/30--http://www.freeabq.com/settlement-jacob-grant/ 2016/03/16--http://www.freeabq.com/2016/03/16/jacob-grant-release-video/ 2016/04/01--http://www.koat.com/article/cop-who-shot-fellow-officer-i-didn-t-know-it-was-you/5070698 2016/01/14--https://www.abqjournal.com/706353/detective-recalls-horror-of-being-shot-by-boss-in-drug-sting.html Green, Patrick   Deming.  In connection with David Eckert  and Young case.http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/timothy-young/ http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1748339.html Griego, Jason  Cuba. A former Cuba police chief and one of his deputies have filed a federal lawsuit against police in Maui, Hawaii. The two claim they were falsely arrested, and say their families were humiliated and mocked.  The incident happened in July of 2013.hen Cuba police chief, Jason Griego, and reserve police officer James Sanchez were finishing up private security work and going to enjoy a family vacation in Maui.When they were finished with the job, they checked into a hotel with their families to enjoy a vacation. That is when police showed up to their hotel rooms at night.“ Maui police officers rousted them, dragged them outside of their hotel rooms and placed them under arrest,” their attorney, Eric Steltz said. 2015/04/14--http://krqe.com/-new-mexico-officers-claim-they-were-falsely-arrested-in-hawaii/ Griffin, Matt.  (1980s) Albuquerque.  Officer.   Numerous crimes - “The Ninja Bandit.”   Excerpt from Kait Arquette: Six months later, Officer Griffin, who fired the death shot, was revealed to be the notorious “The Ninja Bandit” who had been terrorizing Albuquerque for months.  Griffin was sentenced to life for multiple bank robberies and murder of a witness.  Even so, law enforcement continued to refuse to consider the possibility that Griffin killed Peter [Klunck] to keep him from talking. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm True Crime Diva - Griffin Grossetete, Victor(article 07/2015) Albuquerque, Espanola. Cop’s battery charge, brutality lawsuits raise questions about police vetting 2015/07/22--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/cop-s-battery-charge-brutality-lawsuits-raise- questions-about-police/article_a5a90ab5-ebbd-59be-a683-4264a7644ade.html Gutierrez, Jose.  (2014)  Santa Fe.  Officer. Resigned after striking Dawn Bourgeois. Excerpt from Santa Fe New Mexican. By Phaedra Haywood (04/15/2014):   Santa Fe police officer accused of using excessive force when he arrested a taxi driver just after midnight last month has resigned from the department.  No criminal charges have been filed against the former officer, Jose Gutierrez, but dashboard camera footage of the arrest taken from his patrol car shows at least one inconsistency between what the department has reported about the incident and what was captured on video. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/officer-resigns-after-arrest-of-cab-driver/article_ddf76ba8-2f54-517e-a988- 4c325771224e.htm Guzman, David. (06/01/2000) Albuquerque.  Sergeant. Retaliation issue lawsuit against APD.  Exposed serious issues in APD. Excerpt From Real Crimes: Albuquerque Journal: JUDGE REFUSES TO QUASH EX-APD SGT’S SUIT AGAINST CITY-- A federal judge rejected a request to throw out a 1999 lawsuit alleging APD retaliated against former police sergeant David Guzman for speaking out against alleged discrimination and misconduct.  Guzman, who took early retirement after 22 years with APD, mostly with a unit dealing with drug interdiction, alleged he was passed over six times for promotion to lieutenant and transferred to a section consisting of street-level detectives because he was an outspoken member of two unions representing Hispanic officers and because he complained about alleged police misconduct.  The lawsuit said Guzman told supervisors about an APD captain involved in a domestic dispute involving a gun.  He said, during that investigation, he found 58 phone calls made from the captain's home to a known drug dealer and that officers severely beat up a drug informant.  http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm http://mgbralley-whatswrongwiththispicture.blogspot.com/2008/06/apd-sop-rights-of-onlookers.html Grover, Tom. INFO Former officer 2004-11.  Albuquerque. APD.  excerpt al jazeera: This culture has changed very little since Costales' days in the department, according to former officer Tom Grover. "It was a running joke at the department: 'Did they have a gun, wink wink, nod nod?'" Grover says. "There wasn't any concealing or diminishing of [the] APD's propensity for violence. It was there, it was acknowledged, it was accepted."Grover joined the department in 2004 and left in 2011 after a botched APD investigation into the death of his close friend Mary Han, a well-known civil rights lawyer and outspoken critic of the APD."I'd taken tenfolds of carbon-monoxide suicides or attempts at suicide. And it's not this pristine scene that you see in the movies," says Grover of the way Han's body was found. "People look sunburnt. They sweat because of the heat from the exhaust. They expectorate, there's snot everywhere. There's a lot of scratching. It's a very violent death. Theres nothing pleasant or sublime about it. Its an ugly, ugly scene … Mary, however, is just sort of there like, 'Hey, wake up.'"What followed was a series of unusual events, as numerous high-ranking APD officials and city civilians arrived on the scene, something Grover had never seen before. According to a police report filed by Grover (and later lost by the APD), the lieutenant said that while on the scene he overheard detectives commenting that Han was a staged murder, that it was a homicide, that Han was "clearly taken out".Later that evening, Grover got a call from a lieutenant on the graveyard shift saying the APD never made the call-out to investigate Han's death as a homicide."It just stinks to high heaven," says Grover, speaking of the inconsistencies in Han's toxicology screen, her body position and her apparent carbon-monoxide suicide. "Everything about that scene was consistent with a staged homicide." http://www aljazeera com/indepth/features/2015/08/albuquerque-pd-case-study-police-brutality-150828061722574.html H   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Hansen, Whitey (1981) Albuquerque.  Police Chief. 1981, see Greg Avila, Excerpt From Real Crimes and KaitArquette: “told the press (in regard to the actions of the two officers), “When you’re in Rome, you do as the Romans do.” He said there are no guidelines or rules for undercover officers” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  2017/09/16--https://www.abqjournal.com/1064650/apd-chiefs-often-on-the-firing-line-ex-through-the-years-the-citys-police- chiefs-have-been-political-lightning-rods.html 1986/11/21--https://www.abqjournal.com/1064650/apd-chiefs-often-on-the-firing-line-ex-through-the-years-the-citys-police- chiefs-have-been-political-lightning-rods.html http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm Harger, Shane  1-JEM /2-EX-CHF JEM PD (EX-SHF DEP VAL CNTY) /3-MULT-SEX-FIRED-REVOKED-PROBATION-POSS RETAL TSA(2014)   Jemez Springs.  Chief. Fired, seems to have been retaliative.  Excerpt by Warner Todd Huston 03/30/2014: Chief Harger attended the Las Vegas gathering of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) to hear what the group had to say about its goals. Harger says he’d never attended such an event in the past and until the Vegas event was not a member of the group.  On the way to the CSPOA event, though, the chief suddenly found that his name had been placed on some sort of watchlist by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and he was harassed by TSA agents as he tried to board his plane. Harger reported that when he got to the airport a man who briefly flashed a badge and claimed to be a “federal agent” (from what agency he would not say) informed the police chief that he was a “person of interest” and that he had to be detained. http://www.publiusforum.com/category/states/new-mexico/ Excerpt Abq  Journal 09/2015:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The rape case against former Jemez Police Chief Shane Harger has been dismissed, but a special prosecutor plans to refile charges.  The effort to dismiss the case reveals details of the January 2013 night Harger is accused of raping a 19-year-old Los Alamos woman traveling through his jurisdiction in Jemez.  The dismissing court documents also show mistakes made by the 13th District Court prosecutors in pursuing the August 2014 indictment of Harger.  Before being charged in the rape case, Harger had a role in a web of at least three law enforcement scandals, earning him a spot as a darling among anti-federal government groups who say the federal government is targeting him for participating in a meeting of sheriff’s who vow to strictly follow the federal constitution and who oppose federal overreach.Harger was charged with criminal sexual contact and penetration, kidnapping and extortion, but little detail was initially released about what prompted the charges.  But details of the night were made public in court filing by Harger’s defense attorneys Ray Twohig and Lisa Torraco.  They show prosecutors allege Harger was using a confidential drug informant who told him a vehicle heading into his village of Jemez had heroin in it.  Harger and one other officer stopped the vehicle after they said it was speeding and brought all four occupants out at gunpoint. The documents say Harger eventually found a very small amount of heroin in the vehicle.  A woman in the vehicle later told investigators that Harger said because there were no female officers on the Jemez force available, he would have to search her.  He took her into the Jemez police office, had her privately strip down in the bathroom, cough several times and then redress.  He then looked for items on the bathroom floor before returning her to the scene of the arrest. https://www.abqjournal.com/651228/details-emerge-in-police-chief-rape-case.html Excerpt from Taos News: Former Taos Police Dept. officer charged with rape.  A former Taos Police Department officer who left the agency following numerous allegations of misconduct was arrested Thursday (Aug. 7) on charges of raping a 19-year-old woman in Sandoval County. http://www.taosnews.com/stories/former-taos-police-dept-officer-charged-with-rape,36677 Excerpt from Publius Forum:  New Mexico Police Chief Fired Likely Because He Attended Constitutional Rights Gathering http://www.publiusforum.com/2014/03/30/new-mexico-police-chief-fired-likely-attended-constitutional-rights-gathering/ https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/corruption-drug-running-murder-and-a-fired-police-chief/ http://deadlinelive.info/2014/02/02/tsa-harasses-police-chief-placed-on-administrative-leave-told-to-disband-entire-police- department/ Hearn, John.  Albuquerque. ALBQ OFC UNDR-APD 9/81: APD undercover officers, John Hearn and Greg Avila, were working a suspected vehicle theft ring when they got into a shootout with one of the suspects, Frank Minott.  Minott testified that he shot at Officer Avila in self-defense after Avila fired at him…Then Hearn got involved, and Minott said he feared that Hearn would hold him down while Avila cut him, so he ran to the house and Avila fired a gun at him.  Minott got to a gun and fired back at Avila, wounding him twice. See Greg Avila and John Hansen. Involved in wrongful attack of a suspect, complicity with Avila.  Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Heatley, Paul. (1989) Albuquerque. Associated with killing Peter Klunck a likely whistleblower of APD abuses.  Excerpt from Kaitarquette:   Peter Klunk did off-the-books body work at the chop shop on Arno where the VW Bug sought to take refuge after Kait was shot.  APD Officer Matt Griffin was one of the rogue cops who hung out at that chop shop.  In January 1989, (six months before Kait’s murder), Peter was shot by three members of the APD ROP Team – Robert Valtierra, Paul Heatley, and Matt Griffin  -- on the day he was scheduled to appear in court and had told people he was planning to “blow the lid off APD.” http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm Hernandez, first name? (2013) Deming. Officer.  Probing incident in connection with David Eckert case. Huffington Post Herrera, Leon.  (2015)  Springer. Police Chief.  Excerpt Abq Journal:  Ex-Springer chief Leon Herrera, in his plea agreement Thursday, acknowledged that he pretended to be a federal Drug Enforcement Administration officer to help deputy Vidal Sandoval persuade the faux drug couriers to hand over money from their car.  “At that time, I knew that my false statements and misrepresentations… served the purpose of assisting Sandoval in stealing the money in the vehicle,” Herrera states in his plea document filed in Albuquerque federal court. Herrera pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer and was released. He faces up to three years in prison. https://www.abqjournal.com/661096/ex-springer-police-chief-pleads-guilty-to-helping-deputy-steal-from-officers-posing-as-drug- couriers.html Howard, Sara (2017) Farmington. San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Excerpt from KOB 09/15/2017: State Police Chief Pete Kassetas identified the two officers who shot and killed suspect William Wilson as NMSP Officer Dwayne Simpson and San Juan Sheriff's Deputy Sara Howard.  The officers shot Wilson, 26, after they said Wilson pulled a gun out of his waistband and started firing at them as the officers tried to arrest him during a traffic stop. Body camera video of the shooting won't be released until the investigation is finished. http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/farmington-officer-involved-shooting-william-wilson/4604493/ Huerta, Raul.  (2012)  Socorro.  Excerpt:  Raul Huerta-communications shift supervisor, arrested for alleged delivery of marijuana greater than 5 pounds but under or equal to 50 pounds http://www.kvia.com/news/names-of-socorro-police-officers-arrested-have-been-released/55619331  I   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Ielacqua, Paul: Albuquerque. APD Aviation officer from 2001 to 2008; Excerpts--  Public Health NM: Describes some problems police have. KUNM.  NMLEA: meeting - issue over Ielacqua having sex with prostitutes and lying about it at first-while supposedly on the job. Casemine: DAWSON V. IELACQUA: Dawson's claims arise from an incident that took place on or about September 25, 2001. Dawson claims that Defendant Ielacqua, acting under "an official display of authority" as an officer of the City of Albuquerque Airport Police, stopped him and issued a traffic citation or citations, and that after Dawson drove away from the scene Ielacqua and other police officers chased him down and dragged him out of his vehicle, threw him to the ground, and held him down with their knees in his back. He alleges that their actions caused him to have a heart attack which led to hospitalization and quadruple bypass surgery and that no criminal charges, other than the traffic citations, were filed against him as a result of this incident. Dawson further claims that the officers, along with Defendant Kap, Inc. d/b/a Town Country Towing ("Town Country") forcibly and unlawfully seized his vehicle in order to give possession of the vehicle to Town Country. He says he was never given a hearing regarding the vehicle seizure and was told he could recover the vehicle only by making an unconditional payment to the towing company. 2015/03/10--http://publichealthnm.org/2015/03/10/ex-apd-officer-on-how-police-cope/ 2013/04/18--http://nmlea.dps.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/04-18-13_NMLEA_BoardMeeting_Minutes.pdf 2008/12/09--http://nmlea.dps.state.nm.us/leaBoard/agenda/documents/12-09-08_LEAB_Minutes_Albuquerque.pdf 2002/08/28--https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914b894add7b04934785ffc J   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Jasler, Natalie. (06/22/2003) Albuq. From Real Crimes:  6/22/03: Bernalillo County deputies were called to the home of police-watchdog activist Gilbert Elizondo and his wife after the death of his wife’s mother, who died of natural causes.  Sgt. Natalie Jasler tried to prevent Mrs. Elizondo from viewing her mother's body, and when Elizondo stepped in to block a blow by Jasler to his wife, Jazler slapped and kicked the couple.  Elizondo was then arrested on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer.  Jasler kneed Elizondo in the groin several times while he was handcuffed and other deputies held him. Jasler’s charges against Elizondo were later dropped  http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Julian, Aaron   1-RNCH /2-OFC-DPS /3-CHLD-FEL-DROP-(ALSO-WIFE-CHLD-FEL)    (02/2002)  Rio Rancho.  From Real Crimes: 2/02:  “Officer Aaron Julian, Rio Rancho Dept. of Public Safety, was indicted for five felony counts of child abuse. The DA failed to send a Grand Jury Target letter so all charges were dropped. Aaron Julian's wife was then arrested and charged with the five felony counts.” http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm K   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Kassetas, Pete. State Police Chief.  New Mexico State Police. 2017/12/10--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-police-chief-make-misconduct-cases-more-accessible- to-public/article_c90ef59d-8408-5ef9-aa11-f256a78d638a.html Katz, Marshall (2016) Albuquerque. Chief - Aviation Police.  Excerpt from NM Political Report-2016-04-01: ABQ’s top aviation cop placed on leaveThe move came after Katz initiated an investigation into a situation where an aviation police officer didn’t properly tag evidence—confiscated marijuana and illegal narcotics—that was taken from a passenger at a TSA security checkpoint at the Albuquerque International Sunport on March 11, a Friday, D’Amato said.Apparently, the officer didn’t have time to take the evidence to APD’s main evidence storage facility, which is standard procedure, nor to a police substation, where it could have been electronically tagged and stored, D’Amato said. Instead, the officer stored the drugs in his/her police locker at the airport overnight. 2016/09/08--http://krqe.com//albuquerque-police-take-control-of-sunport-aviation-police/ 2016/04/01--http://nmpoliticalreport.com/37956/abqs-top-aviation-cop-placed-on-leave/ Killinger, Bryan. (05/15/2003) Albuquerque. From Real Crimes: 5/15/03: APD Officer Bryan Killinger was fined $15,000 for unlawful detention and excessive force against a bicyclist, Jackie Shane.  Killinger did a U-turn in front of Shane, almost causing an accident.  When she called out to him to use a turn signal, he grabbed her by the head and pulled her off her bike, throwing it to the ground and stomping on the rear wheel.  He, then, hit her, handcuffed her, and threatened to file false charges against her. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm
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