NM Police Abuse/Names Section A     B    C    D     E     F     G     H      IJK     L    MN (here)     O     QR     S   T  UVW   XYZ See also:  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes M-N On this page:    Alphabetical Linked List of Summaries   Summaries (below linked list)     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 Brya M   Maes, Tomas 1-ALBQ      Malone, Casey 1-FMN      Marshall, Mike 1-ALBQ     Martin, Jeremy  1-SNTA FE /3-DECEASED KLL BY COP    Martinez, Cisco 1-ALBQ     Martinez, Joe E. 1-ROSA    McKinney, Roshern 1- GRNTS     McAllister, Bruce 1-ALBQ     McClaskey, Skyler 1-ALBQ/2-OFC APD/ 3-CHLD-FIRED-PRIS     McCormick, James 1-CARLS-ART 3-INFO ANTI-COP PLOT    McCoy, Terry 1-FMN /3-FORCE /4*W. MIKE*   McCracken, Mark 1-RNCH 2- LT /3-DECEASED (09/09/2017)  /4-*MCCRACKEN, MELANIE* McDowell Sr,  John “Jack” 1-RNCH    Merriman, Ronald 1-ALBQ/4-*ARQUETTE*    Molinas, Sonny 1-ALBQ 4-*HAWKES*     Montoya, Elias 1-TAOS 3-GLT NO 4-*FARRELL*   Montoya, Pete 1-RNCH /2-SHERIFF DEP-SANDOVAL CNTY /3-SEX-CHLD-GLT NO (ACQUIT)  Montoya, Shawn   1-SPRNGR  /2-ex-CHF SPRNGR demoted to dog-catcher, previous-OFC LAS VEGAS    /3-HIST (VEG)-FEL SUMMARIES M   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames    Maes, Tomas. (10/31/2003) Albuquerque. Shot, possibly poisoned puppy. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “10/31/03: Albq. Journal: NM State Police Officer Tomas Maes, shot a neighbor child’s Golden Retriever puppy in the face with a 45-caliber handgun, because it wandered into his yard after the neighbor, Vanessa Salizar, 12, accidentally left a gate open. Officer Maes explained he was concerned about the safety of his son who was playing next door at his parents' home. The State Police exonerated Maes of any wrongdoing. The dog survived the shooting but a few days later was poisoned.” Real Crimes:  http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Malone, Casey. (2017) Farmington. Wrongful allegations.   Comments on alleged abuse by another officer (not Malone) on Facebook. Excerpt from KOB: Investigators said the video is from Jan. 25. They were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated person in the entry way of a Dollar Tree store on Broadway. The officer placed handcuffs on the man and while searching him, and the man fell. The officer was unable to stop him from falling.  The video seems to prove there is no evidence of the man being beaten, nor does it match what was described on Facebook.“We were able to essentially absolve the officer of any wrongdoing in a matter of 30-45 minutes,” Malone said. Farmington police officers have been equipped with body cameras since 2011. The department says they take any accusations of wrongdoing very seriously.  “If there is an officer that isn't upholding our standards, we want to be notified, we want to look into the incidents, we want to take corrective actions, we want officers serving the citizens of our community appropriately,” said Malone. http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/farmington-police- department-facebook-brutality-claim-didnt-happen/4392734/ Marshall, Mike  (04/3/1999) Albuquerque. Excerpt from Real Crimes: 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.  From Border Land Beat: In 2003, Christesen worked for the Region II Drug Task Force when officials caught a former deputy named Mike Marshall dealing drugs Border Land Beat (2011):  http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us.html  Martin, Jeremy.  (2014 - slain) Santa Fe.  Deputy.  Killed by another deputy, Tai Chan.  Excerpt from KOAT. By Devon Armijo. (10/28/2014):   Slain deputy's wife pregnant with 4th child.  The two returned to the hotel around midnight. Police said the argument between the two escalated and Chan fired several gunshots at Martin. Martin was attempting to flee to an elevator at the time he was shot, according to police.  Police said Martin was shot several times in the back. Witnesses said they heard at least six shots. http://www.koat.com/article/deputy-charged-in-murder-of-fellow-deputy-1/5060043 Martinez, Cisco (10/24/1998)  Albuquerque. From Real Crimes: 10/24/1998 “Albuquerque Police Detective Cisco Martinez was accused of entrapment for hiring two girls from an escort service to come to his motel room and dance nude, which is not illegal.  However, he then attempted get the women to touch his genital area and to allow him to fondle them.  When they refused, stating that this would be illegal, he had them busted for prostitution anyway.  The women were found innocent in court.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Martinez, Joe E.  (06/11/2002) Santa Rosa. Involved in Troy Pino death. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “6/11/02: TROY PINO SUSPICIOUS DEATH (Santa Rosa PD) Troy died four days after a brutal assault by his girlfriend’s ex-husband, Edward Lucero.  Witnesses reported that the 260-pound Lucero knocked Troy to the floor, beat him with his fists and kicked him repeatedly with steel-tipped shoes.  The first officer at the scene was Lucero’s nephew, Officer Justin Anaya…. The supervising officer, Officer Joe E. Martinez, who arrived slightly after that, was Lucero’s best friend.  He terminated the assault by physically restraining Lucero.  No arrests were made and no charges filed.  No medical attention was sought for Troy.  Although there were seven other witnesses, police made no mention of Lucero’s assault in their reports. The following day, Officer Martinez forced Troy out of his girlfriend's car as they prepared to drive to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Martinez followed Troy for several hours. Troy went to a friend's house where he fell ill from the beating and was transported to the hospital in Santa Rosa. He was airlifted to UNMH where he died. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm McAllister, Bruce (07/21/1995) Albuquerque. Possible set-up.  Excerpt from Real Crimes: “07/21/1995-Albuquerque Journal: CITY TO PAY FIRED COP $450,000, BUT WON’T SAY WHY-- A legal settlement by the City of Albuquerque awarded Bruce McAllister, fired APD narcotics detective accused of robbing drug dealers and raping a prostitute, $450,000.00.  McAllister said he was set up.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  McClaskey, Skyler (2015) Albuquerque. Child abuse. Officer. Albuquerque Police Department.  Excerpt from KOAT-2015/02/16-by Megan Cruz.: An Albuquerque Police Officer is on paid leave after he and his wife [Jodi] were arrested for child abuse Saturday. 2016/06/02--http://www.koat.com/article/cop-admits-he-went-too-far-when-disciplining-son/5064407 2016/02/15--http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/new-background-procedure-for-albuquerque-police-after-officer-is-fired 2015/02/16--http://www.koat.com/article/apd-officer-accused-of-slapping-hitting-stepson/5062197 2015/02/14--http://krqe.com/14/apd-officer-arrested-on-child-abuse-charges/ McCormick, James (2017) Commander. Carlsbad, Artesia, Eddy County.  Excerpt from LCSUN-News-2017/02/07: The plot targeted specific personnel within the Carlsbad Police Department, Artesia Police Department and the Eddy County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release from the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force…Commander James McCormick with the PVDTF said the suspects planned to use firearms and explosives to carry out their plans on the targeted officers….An ‘intensive, multi-agency investigation’ began once the plot was discovered, police said, and led law enforcement to believe suspects had already taken steps to further the plan.  McCormick said it appears the suspects intended to hire assailants to target the officers. Excerpt from Police One-2017/02/09: Commander James McCormick with the PVDTF said the suspects planned to use firearms and explosives to carry out their plans on the targeted officers. Excerpt from Artesia News-2016/06/04: “Albuquerque is the hub right now,” Cmdr. James McCormick of the PVDTF said Saturday. “Cubans traditionally only dealt with cocaine and crack cocaine, but they have now expanded their horizons to include heroin and meth. And they have lots of it, and it’s cheap.” 2017/10/05--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/multi-agency-investigation-targets-methamphetamine-and-firearm-trafficking- southeastern 2017/02/09--https://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/288965006-Several-NM-officers-targeted-in-revenge-plot/ 2017/02/07--http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/several-officers-targeted-revenge-plot/97620692/ 2017/02/07--https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatter/fallen-heroes/assassination-plot-uncovered-targeting-8-specific-police- officers-in-pecos-valley-drug-task-force-xsi_mJbfQ0muZZ3KiAtSQA?full=1 2017/02/23--http://www.currentargus.com/story/news/crime/2017/02/23/15-arrested-during-investigation-police-revenge- plot/98305978/ 2016/06/04--http://www.artesianews.com/1303602/31-charged-in-pecos-valley-drug-task-force-bust.html McCoy, Terry (2012) Farmington.  Sheriff’s Deputy. In connection with William Mike, Tanner  cases  LA Times Excerpt from ALBJ JRNL-2012/07/03-updated former sjc deputy [frazier] indicted: Tanner filed a civil lawsuit April 21 against the county, Frazier, Deputy Terry McCoy and Farmington Police Officer Misty Taylor, in which he cited numerous civil rights violations that were motivated largely by race.The county settled with Tanner for $250,000 filed 2016/02/19--https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-nmd-1_12-cv-01215/pdf/USCOURTS-nmd-1_12-cv-01215-1.pdf 2014/01/28--https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/1658821-NM-firefighter-and-deputy-take-aim- at-each-other/ 2012/07/03--https://www.abqjournal.com/116283/updated-former-san-juan-co-deputy[frazier]-indicted.html 2011/04/11--http://www.navajotimes.com/news/2011/0411/042811beating.php 2011/04/14--http://www.navajotimes.com/news/1411beating.php blog sitehttp://www.topix.com/forum/prisons/T4O8SUF0ALOKHMM5G/lawsuit-filed-against-local-law-enforcement 2012/11/29--http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/29/nation/la-na-nn-police-abuse-new-mexico-20121129 McCracken, Mark (08/05/1995 - Melanie’s death ) Los Lunas - Death by apparent car accident near there. Albuquerque - case tried. See Real Crimes: A New Mexico State Police sergeant suspected of murdering his wife, Melanie McCracken.   Behind the Blue Wall: There seem to be holes in the investigation.  Alb. Journal: A district judge has cleared retired State Police officer Mark McCracken of murder charges stemming from his wife Melanie's death in a 1995 car crash near Los Lunas.  Retired District Judge David Bonem of Clovis was critical of State Police for not involving an independent agency early on when investigating one of their own….McCracken was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence by a Valencia County grand jury in 2003, but the charges were dismissed because an investigator for the prosecution was in the grand jury room during testimony. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/abqjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=186635255 http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2011/12/nm-remembering-state-police-sgts-wife.html https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/280895metro12-31-04.htm http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/53066500 http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm see additional material on McCracken case in Notes - 2017-13 McDowell Sr, John “Jack” (2011) Rio Rancho. Excerpt from Abq Journal. By Argen Duncan / Rio Rancho Observer Staff Writer 12/06/2014  Ex-State Police officer found guilty of murder.  One of the men charged with stabbing a Rio Rancho man to death in July 2011 faces more than 30 years in prison after a Sandoval County jury convicted him in the homicide.  Jurors found 58-year-old John “Jack” McDowell Sr., a former State Police officer, guilty of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the slaying of James Chavez…McDowell’s son, John McDowell Jr., also is charged with murder in the case. His trial is pending. https://www.abqjournal.com/506723/exstate-police-officer-found-guilty-of-murder.html McKinney, Roshern  Grants.  Excerpt from KRQE:  New Mexico sergeant arrested after lapel camera investigation Lapel video appears to show officer’s illegal activity.  By Haley Rush.  08/24-25-2016.GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A police sergeant in New Mexico was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing and distributing drugs.  The Sergeant, 33-year-old Roshern McKinney, is accused of giving his girlfriend, 23-year-old Tanicka Gallegos-Gonzales, marijuana he took from the Grants Police Station.http://krqe.com/2016/08/24/new-mexico-sergeant-arrested-after-lapel-camera-investigation/  Merriman, Ronald. Albuquerque.  From Real Crimes:  In connection with Kait Arquette case (1989) and others.(see “Kaitlyn Arquette Case” and  “Benny Esquivel Case” and Lindsey Curtis case”…On Lindsey Curtis: “ (Albq. PD): Curtis was stabbed in the back in broad daylight.  He stumbled across the street to a 7-11 store and  collapsed on the floor.  APD Officer Ronald Merriman … was dispatched to the scene, as was the Fire Department.  The medics later testified that Officer Merriman refused to allow them to treat Curtis until he finished interrogating him.  Curtis bled to death at the scene.  Curtis was schizophrenic and used marijuana as a type of self-medication.  His father, Victor Lindsey, says APD shrugged off the murder as “just one drug addict killing another.”from Real Crimes One of the suspects: Apodaca, Paul (1989, etc.) Albuquerque.  In connection with Kaitlyn Arquette case (1989) as well as other issues. kaitarquette.arquettes.com/ 07/19/2012--https://www.abqjournal.com/119392/mom-seeks-closure-in-89-slaying.html Molinas, Sonny  (2014, 2016) Albuquerque.  In connection with Mary Hawkes case. Alb. Journal Montoya, Clayton. Clayton. (2015) By Alex Goldsmith (04/17/2015http://krqe.com/2015/04/17/new-mexico-officer-arrested-for- using-taser-to-flirt/   and http://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/clayton-police-officer-arrested-fired?id=1190712#.VS6urZP9yip Montoya, Elias. Taos.Officer.   Excerpt from US -2017/12/27-by Susan Montoya Bryan: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a New Mexico police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of a woman and her five children when he shot at their minivan as they fled a chaotic traffic stop in 2013. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling in the case filed by Oriana Farrell, who was pulled over for speeding and led officers on a high-speed pursuit through the tourist enclave of Taos.The appeals court found that the case against Elias Montoya, the officer who fired three times at the van and later left the force, should have been dismissed by a lower court.Montoya's defense rested on the principal of qualified immunity, which shields public officials from legal actions unless their conduct was unreasonable in light of clearly established law. 2017/12/27--https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/court-sides-with-new-mexico-officer-in-minivan- shooting Raw Story Montoya, Pete. (07/2002)  Rio Rancho. Sheriff Deputy-Sandoval County./ From Real Crimes: “7/2/02: Rio Rancho Observer: Sandoval County Sheriff Deputy Pete Montoya was indicted on 18 counts of criminal sexual contact with a 5-yr-old child.  (Montoya was the lead detective in the John Sherman case, 12/27/98).  Excerpt from Business Highbeam Albuq. Jrnl-2003/11/12-by Michael Davis: BERNALILLO -- A Sandoval County jury on Tuesday acquitted former police officer Pete A. Montoya of 18 counts of criminal sexual contact with his former stepdaughter."It's been a long two and a half years," Montoya said, wiping tears away after the jury delivered its verdict. "Thank the Lord, it's finally over."Montoya, 51, was accused of touching the girl, now 14, exposing himself to her and coercing her to touch him sexually. He was also accused of intimidating a witness and of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 2003/11/12--https://business.highbeam.com/2872/article-1G1-110078097/exofficer-acquitted-sex-charges http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Montoya, Shawn  (2009) Springer. Ex-Chief.  Had past issues from a time being an officer in Las Vegas - time card fraud, felonies.  Demoted to dog catcher. Excerpt from Abq Jrnl-2009/04/21: : he New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy suspended Montoya in March after hearing evidence of allegations that Montoya improperly used a police gas card for personal purposes while he was a patrol officer in Las Vegas, The Range said.  Meanwhile, Montoya faces felony criminal charges in Las Vegas in connection with the gas purchases as well as for allegedly submitting time sheets that claimed he was at work for the police department when he was not, the paper reported. Twenty counts — 19 for forgery and one for fraud — were filed in Las Vegas Magistrate Court after a State Police investigation, and Montoya is scheduled to be arraigned on April 28, The Range said 2009/04/21--https://www.abqjournal.com/16889/650am-springer-police-chief-demoted-to-dog-catcher.html N  Najar, Gilbert 1-SIL /2-INSTRUCTOR /3-INFO SUMMARIES N   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuses-newmexico-policenames Najar, Gilbert  Silver City.  Director of Silver City police academy. Excerpt from New Yorker 02/02/2015Gilbert Najar, the director of the police academy in Silver City, New Mexico, who worked for the Albuquerque Police Department for twenty-five years, told me that the department “did policing one way in the South Valley, where there were a lot of immigrant families and people of lower socioeconomic status, and we knew we could violate their rights. But we did not dare commit those tactics in the affluent neighborhoods, where we knew they would file complaints on us.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/son- deceased Updates: 01/23/2018 Montoya, Shawn VEG/SPRNGR (FEL) added; 01/07/2018 Montoya, Pete RNCH acquittal info in Albq Jrnl 2003/11/12; McClaskey, Skyler several articles added, spelling correction first name; McCormick,James ART/CARLS info from several articles on area drug issues,  drug bust, retaliation/assassination plot against cops; 01/06/2018 McCoy, Terry (FMN) several articles added;  McCracken, Mark deceased status, obituary added; Page started as L to N ; (Najar, Gilbert-02/21/2017); updates (Lytle, John - updated 02/20/2017); updates_11/05/2017 Malone, Casey/Farmington. (McCracken, Mark 05/30/2017); (MckinneyR-update02/20/2017)(McDowell Sr, John “Jack”- 02/21/2017)(Montoya, Clayton; McClaskey, Skylar-02/22/2017) (Martin, Jeremy. - 02/26/2017)
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