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NM Police Abuse/Names Section  A     B    C    D     E    F     G       H     I-J-K     L     M-N      O     P     Q-R    S (here)  T   UVW     XYZ See also:  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes S On this page:    Alphabetical Linked List of Summaries  Summaries (below linked list)   Code Key (separate page)    Example of Code Layout: 1-SIL/2-OFC-LCSHO/3-FORCE/4-*BRYAN*  Template: 1-city/2-rank of officer/3-problem(s)/4-*NAME* famous or well known case as last name of victim 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 Salazar, Keith 1-FMN /2-DRG-RNG     Salazar, Martin 1-VEG    Salcido, Danny 1-CRUC     Sanchez, Allen 1-CARL   Sanchez 1-GAL Sandoval, Vidal  1-CIM /2-SHF DEP  COLFAX CNTY with ex-SPRNGR CHF Leon Herrera  /3-FLEECING-INDICT-THEFT GOVT PROP- DRG Sandy, Keith  1-ALBQ 2-OFC APD / 3-SHT-KLL-SUIT-REINST /4-*BOYD*  Schultz, Ray 1-ALBQ /2-ex-CHF APD 2005-2013/3-TASER CONTRACT ISSUE, BECAME ASST CHF TEXAS     Scott, Carroll 1-BLM/3-DOM     Sena, Lucas 1-SNTA FE     Shirley, Jake 1-LOV- 3/SHT KLL FATHER     Sholtis, Tom 1-ALBQ 3-SUIT     Simpson, Dwayne 1-FMN 3-SHOT KILL SUSPECT     Solano, Greg 1-SNTA FE /2-ex-SHF     Stepp, Jennifer 1-ALBQ     Stinnett, Alfred Clyde 1-RUID /3-FORCE-TAMPER-OBSTR EVID     Stout, Glen 1-ALBQ /2-SGT /3-SHT   S   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames Salazar, Keith. (12/07/2007) Farmington.  New Mexico State Police Officer. 12/7/07 10 pm: Cops charged in drug case.  From Stop the Drug War: “Federal agents today took down two former law officers accused of using insider information to form a large drug ring. Tonight former San Juan County sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman and former New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar are locked up.  According to a federal indictment, Salazar is the key person in the case.”  http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2007/dec/07/law_enforcement_weeks_corrupt_co See also Borderland Beat Salazar, Martin.  (2009) Las Vegas, NM.  Although cleared at time of striking a woman Bernadette Varela being put in prison, DA’ Richard Flores’ approach to case seems suspicious. Jailers were witnesses to the abuse.  This case should probably be looked into in more detail.   https://www.abqjournal.com/13819/investigation-clears-las-vegas-n-m-police-officer-of-criminal- wrongdoing.html 2011--http://nm.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20110422_0000525.DNM.htm/qx Salcido, Danny. (2014-2015)  Las Cruces.  Excerpt From Cop Block (03/09/2015): Las Cruces man threatens to sue city for $12.5M over police brutalityThe 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 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: (07/01/2016) http://www.lcsun- news.com/story/news/local/courts/2016/07/01/mistrial-declared-ex-police-officers-trial/86613902/ Sanchez, (first name?) (2001) Gallup. False arrest issue of Emily Ellison. $50,000 settlement.  See also Byers. https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2007/may/15/new-mexico-50000-settlement-for-false-arrest-unconstitutional-strip- search/ Sanchez, Allen. (2015) Carlsbad. Excerpt from KRQE (Cheyenne Cope, 09/08/2015): He believes violence against police is getting worse, pointing to the 24 law enforcement officers who have been shot to death in the U.S. just this year. One being the ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston who was pumping gas at the time.  “And the guy comes up behind him and just starts shooting him, even while he’s down just keeps shooting rounds at his body and there’s just no need for that you know,” said Sanchez. Detective Allen Sanchez is a long-time veteran at the Carlsbad Police Department…Detective Sanchez has been with the Carlsbad Police Department for 15 years. He says when he first joined the force he only knew one officer who had ever been involved in a shooting.After a string of deadly ambushes on police officers around the country, a New Mexico police officer is taking to Facebook to let everyone know what it’s like to be a cop…It just bothered me just to see that people would target us because they have an opinion of us and they lump us all together and I just don’t think it’s right,” said Sanchez.He ended his post by asking the bad guys to give officers a break and to stop taking the lives of his brother and sisters.He adds, “If you need a friend or an ear, even a sincere embrace, i’m here for you. Talk to me. Before you make the choice to take one of us out of spite. I love you. Let me prove it to you. Let’s stop all this nonsense.”  Detective Sanchez says the post has gotten quite a bit of attention with people applauding him for his words and praying for his safety. http://krqe.com/2015/09/08/carlsbad- officer-makes-plea-on-facebook-to-end-police-killings/ Sandoval, Vidal (2015)  Cimarron and Springer areas, Colfax County.  See also Leon Herrera.  Deputy. Crime with help of Police Chief.  Excerpt from Abq Journal-2015/10/16-By Scott Sandlin: Sting operation found him aiding, abetting drug trafficking….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. Excerpt from Justice dot gov-2016-07/13: Vidal Sandoval, 46, of Cimarron, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to a superseding indictment charging him with drug trafficking and theft of government property charges.  Sandoval was a Deputy of the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department at the time he committed the crimes.  The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement. Excerpt Santa Fe NM-2016/07/13: Federal prosecutors charged the acquaintance, Leon Herrera, 37, with impersonating a federal agent. Herrera, formerly the police chief of Springer, pleaded guilty in October 2015. A judge sentenced him to one year of probation and 250 hours of community service. 2016/07/13--https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/former-colfax-county-sheriff-s-deputy-pleads-guilty-federal-drug-trafficking- and-theft 2016/07/13--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/former-colfax-county-deputy-who-fleeced-feds-pleads- guilty/article_f5343270-a044-54da-81e6-42d81bea66bf.html 2015/10/16--https://www.abqjournal.com/661096/ex-springer-police-chief-pleads-guilty-to-helping-deputy-steal-from-officers- posing-as-drug-couriers.html Sandy, Keith (2009) Albuquerque.  Officer.  In connection with James Boyd.  See also Dominque Perez 2017/07/18--http://krqe.com/2017/07/18/federal-officials-close-investigation-into-death-of-james-boyd/ 2017/06/05--h/ttp://krqe.com/2017/06/05/apd-confirms-reinstatement-of-officer-involved-in-james-boyd-shooting/ 2017/02/24--https://www.abqjournal.com/956897/da-to-make-announcement-in-perez-sandy-case.html 2016/12/19--http://publichealthnm.org/2016/12/19/juror-talks-james-boyd-and-empathy/ 2016/10/13--http://publichealthnm.org/2016/10/13/law-enforcement-turns-out-in-force-for-apd-protest/ 2016/10/11--https://www.abqjournal.com/864931/jury-in-pere-zsandy-murder-trial-resume-deliberations.html 2014/10/07--krqe.com/2014/10/07/boyd-shooter-welcome-to-rop-mistakes-now-cease-to-exist/ Schultz, Ray  Albuquerque.  Ex-Police Chief APD, left in 2013 with “mixed legacy.” Became police chief elsewhere-Memorial Villages PD near Houston, Texas..  Left in 2013. In connection with Sam Costales.  Taser issues. 2017/03/24--http://nmindepth.com/2017/03/24/competitor-abq-rigged-new-body-cam-agreement-for-taser/ 2016/01/14--http://nmindepth.com/subpoenas-offer-first-glimpse-in-ags-probe-of-former-abq-police-chief/ 2015/05/01--https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/01/new-mexico-police-chief-albuquerque-taser 2015/04/30--http://nmpoliticalreport.com/3300/state-auditor-apd-taser-contracts-likely-violated-state-city-law/ 2015/02/09--http://krqe.com/former-apd-chief-ray-schultz-lands-new-job/ 2013/07/29--https://www.abqjournal.com/227488/albuquerque-police-chief-leaves-with-mixed-legacy.html 2013/07/29--https://www.abqjournal.com/225396/apd-chief-blasted-for-comment-on-officers-affairs.html Scott, Carroll  (2016) Bloomfield. Lieutenant.  Domestic violence. Scott, 45, was charged Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court with one count of battery on a household member, a misdemeanor.http://www.daily- times.com/story/news/crime/2016/01/14/bloomfield-cop-jailed-domestic-abuse-charges/78805802/ Sena, Lucas 02/17/2017 Santa Fe http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/santa-fe-officer-involved-in-fatal-pedestrian-crash/4403557/?cat=504 Shirley, Jake (2008) Lovington Former Lea County officer Excerpt: According to state police, the Lovington Police Department responded to the home of Jimmy Shirley, 48, on Thursday night after getting multiple 911 calls regarding a domestic violence incident. Police found the elder Shirley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Lea County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  investigators said Jimmy Shirley and his wife, Brenda, had been arguing at their son's home so Jake Shirley took his mother home. The elder Shirley followed and became angry when he was locked out. He allegedly broke in and hit his wife in the face, and police said that's when he was shot. https://www.policeone.com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/1709898-Ex-Lovington-officer-charged-with-murder/ Sholtis, Tom (10/31/2001)  Albuquerque.  Officer.  Violence.  Excerpt from Real Crimes Corruption Overview: Off-duty Albuquerque police officer, Tom Sholtis, encountered Deena Tanberg, (the wife of an Albuquerque FBI agent), chatting with a woman friend in a public park after hours.  Sholtis ordered the two women to come toward him, and when they didn’t instantly comply, Sholtis  “violently slammed Deena Tanberg to the ground, fracturing her arm and causing her ligament damage.” The audiotape from Officer Sholtis’s belt-mounted recorder reflects that he grabbed Deena and broke her arm within 20 seconds of first encountering her, before she had even determined that Sholtis was, indeed, a law enforcement officer. 2005/03/16--http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1279255.html 2003/04/14--http://www.morelaw.com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=NM&d=24519Oscar Davis v. Albuquerque, New Mexico and Tom Sholtis 2003/04/14--http://amarillo.com/stories/041403/usn_abq.shtml#.Wlaj3KinHzU http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Simpson, Dwayne  Farmington  http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/farmington-officer-involved-shooting-william-wilson/4604493/ Solano, Greg  Santa Fe. Former Santa Fe County sheriff.  Stole office equipment and sold on Ebay. Excerpt from Cutting Edge- 2011/10/06: The deputy is fired but not before a video showing the confrontation gets ample play on the Internet. In separate trials last month, an Albuquerque cop gets six months in jail for tipping off a friend who was the subject of a federal drug investigation, while a former Santa Fe County sheriff begins serving a three-month jail sentence for stealing department equipment and peddling it on E-Bay.“I got greedy,” former Sherriff Greg Solano was quoted, as he prepared to hunker down in the hoosegow.  Later regrets backing DWI seizures. 2015/09/01--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/after-personal-battle-ex-sheriff-solano-regrets-backing-dwi- seizure/article_290cbc0f-6483-51d6-b39f-5d2651e9815f.html  2011/10/06--http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=52865  2011/01/20--http://www.koat.com/article/police-ex-sheriff-arrested-for-selling-county-s-bullet-proof-vests/5035306 Stepp, Jennifer. (2013) Albuquerque.  Officer. In connection with Marlene Tapia case involving anal probing and lawsuit. The Blaze:  http://www.theblaze.com/news/2013/11/26/after-anal-probing-controversy-yet-another-lawsuit-in-new-mexico- alleges-shocking-police-abuse-tantamount-to-torture/ See also Victim Incidents/Cases Stinnett, Alfred Clyde (2001) Ruidoso. Excerpt from Justice dot gov:  Department was indicted today on charges of assaulting an individual in the custody of the Ruidoso Police Department, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico announced today.  The three count indictment, returned in U.S. District Court in New Mexico today, charges that in November of 2001 defendant Alfred Clyde Stinnett slammed Susanne DiPaolo, an individual in police custody, to her cell floor while she was handcuffed. The indictment also alleges that former police officer Stinnett obstructed justice by submitting misleading information to investigators and tampering with a witness. https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2003/January/03_crm_006.htm Stout, Glen. (2016) Albuquerque.  Police sergeant.  In association with Lt. Greg Brachle and Jacob Grant shooting/injury case.  (Abq Free Press 01/13/2016) T   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse_newmexico_policenames Tarango, Jr, Danny (12/07/2007)  Farmington. Mexican national who did the dealing in a police related drug ring. From Albq Jrnl 2008/12/28:   It turns out meth dealer Danny Tarango was as good at buying cops as he was at selling drugs. From Stop the Drug War: ”According to this federal indictment Countryman acted as the middleman while a Mexican national named Daniel Tarango did the actual dealing.” 2007/12/07--http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2007/dec/07/law_enforcement_weeks_corrupt_co 2008/12/28--https://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/28111416state12-28-08.htm Taylor, Misty  (2011) Farmington. Officer.  Watched beating.  In connection with Donovan Tanner case.  Navajo Times  Terrell, Joshua. (2014) Jal, NM.  Fired officer in connection with Police Chief Larry Burns.  The Blaze  Threlkeld, Eric K. Carlsbad (2017)  Letter to editor in Current Argus (Carlsbad news) on preventing domestic violence  Excerpt from Argus 10/24/2017: I began my career as a police officer in 1986. At that time there was no domestic violence shelter in the town I worked in. The best that a victim could hope for was that there was enough money in the chaplains’ fund to get one night in a cheap motel. If an officer responded to your home for a domestic violence call, he would often tell the victim to leave the house, and ask misguided questions like 'Why do you stay here anyway?  Why do you put up with it?  What did you do to make him angry?' Or make detrimental statements like, “If I have to come back here one more time tonight, someone is going to jail.”   Domestic violence was, for far too long, seen as a lesser offense, and frequently treated like a private matter. Victims were often just sent home from the hospital without intervention, children were left to suffer in silence. And as a consequence, abuse could go on for years. In many cases the violence only ended with the death of a woman or a child.  http://www.currentargus.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/10/24/letters-editor/791280001/ Torres, James Albuquerque. (04/23/1991) “APD Officers James Torres and Stan Gloria went into an apartment to sell 100 lbs. of marijuana for $60,000….” From Real Crimes U   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse_policeabuse_newmexico_policenames Utley, Shane. Farmington. Captain.  Excerpt Abq Journal 08/31/2015, By Dan Schwartz / The Daily Times: FARMINGTON — A New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy official has determined that a former San Juan County Sheriff’s Office captain lied in investigations of his alleged use of department-issued ammunition in a trade for an off-road motorcycle.  The ammunition — four boxes of Black Hills .223 match grade bullets and 50 rounds of Federal 12-gauge buckshot — was valued at between $180 and $250, according to the records. The ammunition boxes were also stamped with an identification number that matched rounds kept in the Sheriff’s Office SWAT truck, according to the records.  Utley testified in the hearing that he didn’t know the ammunition belonged to the Sheriff’s Office and that Capt. Brice Current had given it to him, according to the records.  But Hearing Officer Peter Camacho stated in the records that Utley “knew or should have known” the ammunition belonged to the Sheriff’s Office. Current also denies he  gave Utley the ammunition, according to the records.  Current, former-Undersheriff Ron Anderson, the sheriff’s office, and the county and its board of commissioners are also named as defendants in the lawsuit against Christesen. https://www.abqjournal.com/636929/state-law-enforcement-academy-finds- former-sheriffs-office-captain-lied.html Case file: Complaint against San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen https://www.scribd.com/document/220210798/Complaint- against-San-Juan-County-Sheriff-Ken-Christesen See also Beth Utley, Sheriff’s spokesperson and Shane Utley’s wife, found mentioned here http://www.navajotimes.com/news/2011/0411/041411beating.php https://www.abqjournal.com/59499/farmington-police-sergeant-accused-of-rape.html http://site.ninjacops.com/blog/tag/sheriffs-spokeswoman-beth-utley/ V   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse_policeabuse_newmexico_policenames Valencia, Jose (2010) Santa Fe police/Pecos related incident.  Detective. Guns/drug dealer/revealing undercover agent.  Possible retaliation by higher ups for reporting corruption and not participating in cover-ups.   Excerpt from Abq Journal (2010):   SANTA FE — A Santa Fe cop may end up losing his badge after he was caught on an FBI tape promising a gun to a drug dealer "who clearly conveyed his intent to commit murder," according to police documents.  Santa Fe police Detective Jose Valencia — who was the police union president at the time the conversation was caught on tape two years ago — was recommended for termination by Chief Aric Wheeler last week, the Journal has learned. The alleged drug dealer is Maximiliano Gonzales of Pecos, whom Valencia has known on some level for years. Valencia has been on administrative leave since October. He also is accused of providing the description of an undercover officer to Gonzales and with making disparaging remarks about fellow officers to the drug suspect, according to state Department of Public Safety documents….But a lawsuit against the city of Santa Fe is in the works, according to an attorney for Valencia who claims his client was the victim of entrapment on the part of "administration higher- ups."    Albuquerque attorney Alvin Garcia told the Journal the actions taken against Valencia were a product of a "retaliation" against his client "for reporting corruption (within the department) and not participating in cover-ups."    "He was warned that things would come back to bite him," Garcia said. "And they have."https://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/03232436934newsmetro02-03-10.htm  Valtierra, Robert  (1989) Albuquerque  Excerpt from Real Crimes: 1/27/89: PETER KLUNCK KILLING (Albq. PD): 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.”  Friends assert that Peter had been involved in criminal activities with Officer Griffin and now wanted out.  Police released a statement that Peter was shot in the chest in self- defense.  In truth, he was shot three times in the back.  Officer Steve Nakamura, who did not fire at Peter, said Peter was unarmed.  “These guys shot him in the back and I don’t know why!” he told his sergeant. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm www.kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm Varela, Javier  (2012) Socorro.  Detective during during bust involving police corruption.  http://www.kvia.com/news/names-of- socorro-police-officers-arrested-have-been-released/55619331 Vega, Angela (2011)  Columbus. Former police chief. Extortion and trafficking arms. Cutting Edge News  Vigil, Isaac (2014)  Tucumcari. NMSP Officer. Domestic Violence. http://krqe.com/2014/08/15/nmsp-officer-arrested-on- domestic-charges/ Vigil, Robert Espanola, previously of Cuba.  Excerpt from Santa Fe New Mexican-2015-06/04: The family that was the subject of the raid is suing the city of Española and several police officers, claiming they lied in a 2010 affidavit to obtain a search warrant on the family’s double-wide mobile home. The affidavit, citing information from a confidential informant, said the home was being used to manufacture methamphetamine. Some 40 officers, including a New Mexico State Police SWAT team, surrounded the home in the early morning hours of May 12, 2010, and pulled the family out at gunpoint. But police found nothing illegal. The family claims Robert Vigil, the officer who obtained the search warrant, made up the informant.  Vigil had a documented history of unprofessional conduct — including complaints from the public — when he was an officer in Cuba, N.M. It is unclear if the Española Police Department did a background check on Vigil before hiring him.Former Cuba Police Chief Jason Griego said he never received any inquiries from the Española Police Department about Vigil. An Española city human resources director said in a 2013 deposition in a different case that she had no record of Vigil undergoing a psychological evaluation when he was hired.Griego said he’s barred from commenting on Vigil’s past performance beyond stating whether or not he would rehire Vigil as an officer. The answer to that question, Griego said, is a resounding “no, definitely not.”According to records obtained by The New Mexican, Griego disciplined Vigil numerous times during the nearly two years that Vigil worked in Cuba between 2007 and 2008. Griego also demoted Vigil from the position of captain.“I have received numerous complaints in reference to your interpersonal skills,” Griego wrote in a Feb. 22, 2008, letter in which he informed Vigil he was being stripped of his rank. “It is my hope that you see this as an opportunity to self reflect and come to terms that not everyone who has come to me with the same complaints, as to the way you treat them and talk to them, are wrong.” According to Cuba Police Department records, Vigil was docked eight hours of compensatory time for unprofessional conduct, stripped of his privilege to take his patrol car home for failing to maintain the vehicle, reprimanded for failing to complete assigned tasks and forced to apologize to a citizen who reported Vigil had threatened to beat him up...Police officials said at the time that Rapatz must have been tipped off, but Rapatz’s lawyer claims in court documents that operation “Sweet Revenge” was cooked up by Vigil and Officer Danny Pacheco, whose mother and father were Rapatz’s neighbor and had been feuding with him, according to the lawsuit. Robert Cole, the attorney representing the city in the lawsuit, told the judge in an April 23 email that Vigil claimed the confidential informant’s file was destroyed in 2013 by Lt. Christian Lopez when he left the department. 2015/06/04--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/espa-ola-police-chief-to-probe-missing-records-in- drug/article_e4bac0b3-b339-5247-8a7c-28590a58c9de.html Vigil, Matthew (2017) Espanola.  Chief. Child Abuse, Witness Intimidation.  Excerpt from US News-2017/08/21: Espanola Police Chief on Leave After Child Abuse Indictment. The police chief of a troubled northern New Mexico city has been placed on leave following grand jury indictments on child abuse and witness intimidation. Excerpt from Rio Grande Sun-2017/08/18-by By Wheeler Cowperthwaite:  With the exception of the battery and interference with communication, all charges are third-degree felonies, which each carry maximum sentences of three years. He faces a maximum sentence, across both cases, of 14 years in prison.   He allegedly threatened his wife, Vicki Vigil, and one of her children to not talk to police and to refuse to testify at court proceedings, following the incident on Oct. 30, 2016. 2017/08/21--https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/espanola-police-chief-on-leave-after-child-abuse- indictment 2017/08/18--http://www.riograndesun.com/news/taos-grand-jury-indicts-police-chief/article_f06979cc-8474-11e7-b112- 775cdcb08120.html 2017/08/03--http://www.riograndesun.com/news/police-chief-faces-more-allegations/article_18bda434-786d-11e7-a971- 3fde46d516cb.html 2017/07/20--http://www.riograndesun.com/news/city-police-chief-under-investigation/article_b003b42c-6d56-11e7-9635- c7bbfcb65b28.html w   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse_policeabuse_newmexico_policenames Wallace, Edmund (2017) Lea County Sheriff’s Deputy. Excerpt from  Hobbs News: 10/05/2017: Lea sheriff’s deputy arrested on sex charge: During the interview Wallace admitted that he allowed the victim to perform oral sex on him after leaving Hobbs Magistrate Court and prior to arrival at LCDC.  Wallace, 31, of Hobbs, was placed under arrest for criminal sexual penetration, a second degree felony.  Wallace was booked at the Hobbs City Jail and then transported to the Eddy County Detention Center in Carlsbad. http://www.hobbsnews.com/2017/10/05/lea-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-sex-charge/  Wallace, Marianne (1989) Albuquerque. Officer.  See Arquette case and Ronald Merriman. July 16, 1989 shooting case of Kaitlynn Arquette. Excerpt from Albq Jrnl-2012/07/19-20-by Jolen Gutierrez Krueger: At 11 p.m., APD detective Ronald Merriman arrived on scene and reported seeing a “small car” parked near the Tempo, his report says. Witnesses described it as a primer-gray Volkswagen Beetle.  Officer Marianne Wallace arrived seconds later, according to her police report. Yet statements from two ambulance workers say no officer was present when they arrived. 2012/07/19-20--https://www.abqjournal.com/119392/mom-seeks-closure-in-89-slaying.html Warman, Brandt  Taos.  Officer.  Excessive force.  Other officer involved:  Sgt Janis Davis.  Excerpt from Santa Few NM-2016/01/11-- But video of the incident depicts a volatile and heated incident during which Warman rushed Olonia after the man threatened his family…Maestas argued officers at the Taos Police Department are not treated equally. He described Warman as the officer who was “most assaultive” as receiving “paper discipline” in addition to losing a few days’ pay for his actions, while Davis was charged with a crime and fired. 2016/01/11--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/fired-taos-sergeant-argues-discipline-for-police-misconduct- has-been/article_e2ae00c4-7ffd-5591-839f-5ad40502c8f8.html Webb, Chris (2013) Tularosa.  Excerpt from Las Vegas/CBS Local-2012/10/31:  Courthouse News Service reports Motor Transportation Police Officer Chris Webb is being sued for allegedly using the weapon on the boy during a May 4 “career day” at Tularosa Intermediate School. The complaint reportedly states that Webb asked a group of boys during the school’s career day who would like to wash his patrol car. All the boys responded they would, except when the 10-year-old identified as R.D. jokingly said he wouldn’t.Taser used on 10 year old.  Excerpt from Albq Jrnl-2013/08/15-By Scott SandlinOfficer said incident at career day was an accident. The state has settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of a 10-year-old boy who was Tasered by an officer in the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police during a career day at his Tularosa school.  U.S. Magistrate Judge William Lynch approved the settlement – the precise amount of which is confidential – at a hearing earlier this month, and the lawsuit was dismissed Monday with “no admission, finding or implication of negligence, liability or wrongdoing” by the officer, Chris Webb 2013/08/15--https://www.abqjournal.com/247508/state-settles-lawsuit-over-tasered-child.html 2012/10/31--http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/10/31/police-officer-accused-of-tasering-boy-for-refusing-to-wash-patrol-car/ Wells, Robert (2017) Alamagordo.  Officer.  Alamagordo Police Department. An Alamogordo Police officer’s public comments on social media have landed him in trouble with his department. http://krqe.com/2017/06/15/alamogordo-police-officer-placed-on-leave-for-public-facebook-comments/ Wilson, Dusty (2000)  Clovis, Hobbs. Former Hobbs officer. Excerpt from Amarillo dot com 08/22/2000 By Janet Bresenham:  Former Hobbs officer charged with sexual abuse CLOVIS, N.M. - A former Hobbs Police Department officer charged with sexually abusing his young stepdaughter and stepson was arrested Monday morning after he turned himself in to Lea County authorities, 9th Judicial District Attorney Randall Harris said. Harris has been appointed special prosecutor in the case against Dusty Wilson, 26, who is charged in Lea County with six first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.Wilson's stepdaughter was 3 years old and his stepson was 5 years old at the time of the alleged abuse, Harris said.If convicted, Wilson could face up to 144 years in state prison because each charge carries a maximum penalty of 24 years' imprisonment under New Mexico law, Harris said. http://amarillo.com/stories/082200/new_hobbs.shtml#.WhwnV0qnGxk Wilson, Oliver  (11/7/2013) Santa Fe, New Mexico State Police Officer.  Shot/Killed Jeanette Anaya; a questionable person was in the car with her - a person of interest in a homicide case. From Us Gun Violence: Questionable traffic stop; high speed chase; emotional cop fired several rounds, two of which hit and one or both killed her; she apparently did not stop because she had a warrant out  for a minor misdemeanor involving concealed identity; she had cocaine in her bloodstream: : “District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco said based on video recorded by a dashboard camera in Wilson’s car, Anaya hadn’t committed any traffic violation…Teresa Anaya said her daughter was murdered and the State Police officer who fired the fatal shots in the high-profile case was “enraged” and had “lost control.” Muñoz also said he didn’t think Anaya had committed any violations before the chase began. Excerpt from NM In Depth-2016/03/23-by Jeff Proctor: There’s no question that Jeanette broke several laws that night. Yet her family says the system fell down. Wilson “needed to be held accountable for what he did,” says Teresa.  Asked about Teresa’s criticism of the process used to clear Wilson, Pacheco pauses for several moments.  “I can understand her feeling that [the grand jury presentation] wasn’t a fair representation of what occurred,” she says. “There is not an efficient or good process in the state of New Mexico to deal with police shootings.”  Excerpt from Santa Fe New Mexican 2014/04/08-by Phaedra Haywood: Anaya’s family has filed a tort claim notice, advising the state that she is prepared to file a civil suit over her daughter’s death. Her attorney said the family might also pursue a lawsuit in federal court, alleging violations of Jeanette Anaya’s civil rights.  But right now, they want “justice.” For Teresa Anaya, justice means criminal charges for Officer Wilson for fatally shooting her daughter and changes to a system that allows the New Mexico State Police, rather than an outside agency, to investigate its own officer-involved shootings. She said justice also means more and better officer training on the use of force and more rigorous screening for police officers.  “Police officers should be subject to the same laws as the rest of us,” she said, “whether they hold a gun and a badge or not.” 2017/05/18--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-paid-m-to-family-of-santa-fe-woman- killed/article_4b1cdf95-ebb5-514a-aa75-23a81bc4ddcc.html 2016/03/23--http://nmindepth.com/2016/03/23/puff-of-smoke-justice-system-designed-to-clear-cop-who-killed-jeanette-anaya/ 2014/04/30--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/passenger-speaks-out-on-jeanette-anaya-s-fatal- chase/article_9ead1b4c-6a22-5e5a-8dfe-3ac6c2c3fc52.html 2014/04/08--http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/mother-of-jeanette-anaya-speaks-out-on-daughter-s- death/article_72eb7e0f-e885-5c5d-b003-e359a70b969c.html 2013/11/07--https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/killed-jeanette-anaya-santa-fe-nm/ z   thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse_policeabuses_newmexico_policenames Zapater, Blanca  (2013) Albuquerque.  Officer.  In connection with Marlene Tapia case. See also Victim Incidents/Cases The Blaze http://www.theblaze.com/news/2013/11/26/after-anal-probing-controversy-yet-another-lawsuit-in-new-mexico- alleges-shocking-police-abuse-tantamount-to-torture/ Zavala, Cruz (2016) Roswell. Domestic violence (wife).  http://krqe.com/2016/05/16/roswell-police-officer-arrested-after- domestic-dispute-with-wife/ UPDATES Updates: 01/31/2018 Robinson, Vasshawn OFC-HOB discrimination lawsuit;  01/21/2018 Warman, Brandt-TAOS added; 01/16/2018 Wilson, Oliver added Santa Fe New Mexican 2014/04/30; 01/20/2018-Vigil, Robert-TAOS added; 01/15/2018 Wilson, Oliver NMSP SNTA FE  (shot J. Anaya)NM In Depth-2016/03/23; Santa Fe New Mexican 1/09/2018 Schultz, Ray NM Political Report-2015/04/30, NM In Depth-2017/03/24, 2016/01/14; 01/08/2018  Sandy, Keith 5 Articles added-Albq Jrnl, Public Hlth-10/13/2016, KRQE; Palombi, Valerie added, krqe-2016/07/01; 01/07/2018 Salazar, Martin VEG find a case-2011; ODonnell, Kent 2 GPO filings 2006, 2009;  12/26/2017 Oskins, Chris added to list along with two links. 12/15/2017 Gigante, Brandon; 11/27/2017 Page 3 started - earlier updates: _(Odonnell-02-17-2017); (Porter, R; Pestak, Noah 02/20/2017); _updates_ 11/24/2017 Simpson, Dwayne. (Scott, Carroll-02/20/2017)(Salazar, Martin; Sandoval, Vidal-02/22/2017); (Rodriguez, Robert update-02/20/2017)(Ramsdale, Rick-Reynolds, Ed- 02/21/2017)(Rodella Jr., Thomas_02/26/2017); 11/05/2017 Threlkeld, Eric/on domestic violence issues/reforms; 11/05/2017-vigil, matthew/espanola/child abuse. 02/20/2017- cruz, zavala. 02/21/2017-Varela, Javier-02. Valencia, Jose-02/23/2017; utley02_17-18_2017; _updates_11/26/2017 Wilson, Dusty; Wallace ,Edmund added to list
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