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A New Mexico Police Abuses/Names   A (here)     B     C     D    E     F      G     H     I-J-K    L       M-N    O     P     Q-R     S     T    UVW     XYZ Table (directly below)    Alphabetical Linked List (below table)     Summary (below linked list)     Codes & Info  Updates (Bottom of Page) Code Key (separate page)   Example of Code Layout: Template: 1-city/2-dept/rank of officer/3-issue,problem(s) or reform /4-*NAME* 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 ofim in a famous or well known case is Bryan     See also:  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes Alphabetical Linked List A’s Ackerman, Steve 1-HOB-LOV/2-SHF-LCSO/3-KOD 01/17/2017      Adair, Aaron 1-ALAMOS-CAPT-FIRE/2-SEX      Aguilar, Brent 1-CLO/2-OFC/3-FORCE      Aguirre, Michael 1-SIL/2-OFC-GCSO/3-MULT     Ahrensfield, Brad 1-ALBQ/2-OFC-APD/3-MULT      Alvarado, Vicente 1-ALBQ/2-OFC UNDR - APD/3-SUIT vs. KOB TV-SEX-DRP      Alvarez, Jose Enrique 1-SOC/2-LT-SPD HQ (TX RNGRS & TX PUB SFTY EXEC WARRANTS/3-OPP-DRUG     Anaya, Justin 1-RSA/2-OFC/3-SUS     Anders, Billy 1-CLD /2-SGT 3 /3-SHT KLL-EXEC HANDCUFFED KILLER-INDICT-PRIS     Armijo, Chris Ernest 1-VAN/2-CHF/3-MULT     Armijo, Anthony 1-ESP/2-OFC/3-BRU-GLT NO     Arredondo, David 1-DEM/2DEP-HCSO/3-SEARCH ILL-PRB/4-*ECKERT*  Artis, Jeremy 1- HOB see Ellis, Robinson     Avila, Greg 1-ALBQ/2-OFC-UNDR/3-INTOX-UNRULY-DECEASED 08/24/2015          SUMMARIES-A’s: BRIEF EXCERPTS/SOURCES NEW MEXICO POLICE thegoldenrivernet-systemabuse-policeabuse-newmexico-policenames-A’s Ackerman, Steve1-HOB-LOV/2-SHF-LCSO/3-KOD 01/17/2017(2017) Lovington. Sheriff.  (deceased Lea County Sheriff). Died in a one-occupant car accident near Encino when apparently mishandling a curve, toppling his vehicle and being thrown; found dead on scene.  NMSP handled situation. See more Police - Blue Lives Matter   on this website.  Obituary:  https://prod3.meaningfulfunerals.net/?action=obituaries.obit_view&o_id=4079972&fh_id=11147 Facebook (as of 12/2017 his widow is still keeping up his Facebook account and adding notes): https://www.facebook.com/ackerman4sheriff/?hc_ref=ARQC47C-YfGhb- LEiYOamnY5Cl43jVanDfMO9f7siWdZ1vpDYYcgIAA3rAzdAk6dUlk&fref=nf Other Related Links https://www.abqjournal.com/938403/deputies-in-lea-county-to-become-mounted-patrol- officers.html?utm_source=abqjournal.com&utm_medium=related+posts+-+default&utm_campaign=related+posts http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/kamc-news/friend-were-all-mourning-death-of-lea-county-sheriff/642404448 https://www.justice.gov/usao-nm/pr/multi-agency-investigation-dismantles-lea-county-based-drug-trafficking-organization [post- humus] http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/authorities-southeastern-new-mexico-sheriff-killed-in-crash-lea-county-sheriffs-office- steve-ackerman/4374439/ http://krqe.com/2017/01/27/lea-county-deputies-unable-to-make-arrests-after-sheriffs-death/  [post-humus] http://krqe.com/2017/01/18/lea-county-sheriff-killed-in-crash/ http://krqe.com/2017/02/07/newly-appointed-lea-county-sheriff-takes-oath-of-office/  [Ackerman’s successor - Wester, Byron] https://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/281433006-NM-sheriff-killed-in-rollover-crash/ https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/18/a-southeastern-new-mexico-sheriff-killed-in-car-cr/ Adair, Aaron  1-ALAMOS-CAPT-FIRE/2-SEX  (2010) Los Alamos. Fire Department Captain.  Voyeurism fellow female worker. Aguilar, Brent 1-CLO/2-OFC/3-FORCE  (2014) Clovis. Officer.   Excerpt from Police Center: See You Tube video clip Clovis, NM - A Clovis police officer is facing an internal investigation for use of force, police said Wednesday in a news release.  While police did not release the officer’s name, Attorney Dan Lindsey claims Officer Brent Aguilar slammed his handcuffed client to the ground during a traffic stop on Aug. 3.  Lindsey has asked New Mexico State Police to start a criminal investigation against Aguilar.  Lindsey said Jorge Corona, 26, suffered a broken cheek and other injuries after being slammed face first into pavement by Aguilar. Corona was charged with concealing his identity and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DbcwFkDlL0   - You Tube Video clip/article from Police Center https://goo.gl/jR7Abo  Aguirre, Michael 1-SIL/2-OFC-GCSO/3-MULT (05/23/2017) Silver City.  Officer.   Numerous charges. Excerpt from SCSUN- 05/23/2017: Twenty counts of aggravated battery on a household member; three counts of child abuse; aggravated DWI; possession of a controlled substance; resisting, evading, obstruction of an officer; and aggravated stalking. He was transported to the Grant County Detention Center for booking.Michael Aguirre, 40, of Silver City, retired from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office and was working as an officer for the Western New Mexico University Campus Police Department when he was arrested earlier this month. Since then, according to WNMU, Aguirre is no longer employed at the Campus Police Department.Aguirre was reportedly following a female on Hwy 90 S Monday morning at around 8:20 a.m. The woman phoned 911, and officers from the Silver City Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Department and State Police were all dispatched to the scene. A criminal complaint alleges that Aguirre intentionally crashed into the woman’s vehicle near milepost 37, then fled the scene on foot.  Excerpt fromKRQE-10/05/2017: …he was at it again. Las Cruces Police say Aguirre tied up his mother, beat her, stole money and her car, and cut off his court ordered ankle monitor.Just after 1 a.m. Silver City Police tracked him down. Investigators say he rammed a patrol car, so an officer shot him in the neck. Police say Aguirre will be fine. However, he now faces a long list of new charges. http://www.scsun-news.com/story/news/crime/2017/05/23/former-police-officer-back-custody-numerous-charges/102083588/ http://krqe.com/2017/10/05/state-police-investigate-officer-involved-shooting-in-silver-city/ Ahrensfield, Brad  1-ALBQ/2-OFC-APD/3-MULT-DOG (1990s+) Albuquerque.  There are a strange number of cases associated with this man which need to be double-checked.    From Real Crimes: 11/06/1996 Albuquerque.  APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield stopped motorist Kevin Lamkin and informed him there were warrants out for his arrest.  Lamkin presented paperwork that proved the warrants had already been cleared up, but Ahrensfield allegedly crumbled them up, resorted to name-calling and abusive handling of Lamkin, and arrested him anyway.  Lamkin’s case against Ahrensfield was settled out of court for $2,000. 10/12/1997: APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield stopped at a scene where a vehicle was stopped on a median, used pepper spray on the passenger, Steven Salazar, and allegedly kicked him in the stomach when Salazar refused to lie on the ground.  The incident was settled for $10,000. 10/26/1997: APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield was one of several officers outside an Albuquerque home during the arrest of Jim Vigin Jr.  Virgin’s father protested the rough treatment of his son and decided to get a video camera from inside the house.  Ahrensfield allegedly tackled Vigil Sr. “with such force that he was thrown into the bushes” and stepped on his hand and wrist, causing a wrist fracture.  The City settled the suit for $25,000.  12/21/1997: APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield was alleged to have dragged a patron out of a nightclub, used pepper spray on him, and shoved him to the ground with such force that he shattered the man’s right wrist.  The case was settled for $40,000. 06/28/1998: APD Officer Brad Ahrensfield was alleged to have punched motorist Kippy Rhoten in the face five times after pulling him over to tell him to turn his car stereo down.  A Metro Court judge ruled Ahrensfield innocent, but the City Attorney’s office ended up paying a settlement of $20,000. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  See Also: KOAT 7:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nypw7ElcQzY (2011) https://www.abqjournal.com/113212/ahrensfield-to-stay-out-of-jail.html (2012) http://progressnownm.org/2015/01/19/heres-a-look-at-apds-troubling-past-of-retaliating-against-those-who-oppose-them-and- how-the-national-press-is-covering-the-charges-against-apds-own/ (2015) Anders, Billy   1-CLD /2-SGT 3 /3-SHT KLL-EXEC HANDCUFFED KILLER-INDICT-PRIS (Incident 12/2004)  Cloudcroft. Sergeant.   Excerpt from New York Times-2006/03/17:  But the district attorney, Scot D. Key, said he had had no choice: "It goes without saying that when you have a videotape that clearly shows a police execution, it's just screaming for prosecution."If Sergeant Anders had not agreed to plead guilty, Mr. Key said, federal prosecutors, concerned about the possibility of acquittal by a state jury, were prepared to try him under a civil rights statute that could have sent him to prison for life. His guilty plea carried a sentence of up to seven years; the one year the judge gave him was the lightest possible term. Excerpt from what seems to be his personal website- Billy Aderson Author dot com: Billy Anders was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1965.  He became a police officer in 1974 and began flying police helicopters in 1975.  His law enforcement career spanned 31 years...23 of those were in San Antonio, Texas; the remainder were in New Mexico.  He retired from the Air Force (Res) Security Police in 1993. Committed to helping new officers learn from his experiences, good and bad! 2006/05/11--http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2006/05/cop-accepts-prison-after-videotaped.html 2006/03/21--http://www.wnd.com/2006/03/35341/ 2006/03/17--http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/17/us/an-officer-seen-as-a-hero-faces-a-year-behind-bars.html 2006/03/04--ttp://www.koat.com/article/judge-sentences-former-deputy-to-one-year-behind-bars-for-man-s-killing/5022154 2015/book--57 pcs cldcrft puzzle https://outskirtspress.com/billyanders  2008/10/09--http://www.policemag.com/channel/patrol/news/2008/10/09/two-aryan-brotherhood-members-convicted-in-plot-to- kill-n-m-deputy.aspx http://www.billyandersauthor.com/About-Us.html [Billy Anders Author dot comextracted 01/11/2018] Armijo, Anthony 1-ESP/2-OFC/3-BRU-GLT NO. (2016-2017) Espanola. Officer Espanola Police Department, fromer Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy.  (Rio Grande Sun article 02/2017) Signs of police brutality, seems cleared. From Rio Grande Sun 11/14/2016: Former Rio Arriba County Sheriff's deputy and current Española Police Officer Anthony Armijo fired shots at a vehicle on Saturday, after a chase ensued. New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident11/14/2016-- http://www.riograndesun.com/news/cops_courts/shots-fired-during-car-chase/article_d3e5eb96-aa81-11e6-9407- d35772c3b8e4.html  02/20/2017--http://www.riograndesun.com/news/woman-hit-by-officer-sues-city-police-department/article_794a7aae-f783-11e6- 9caa-9f84a71bad92.html 02/09/2017--http://www.riograndesun.com/news/cops_courts/investigation-clears-city-officer/article_481827d4-eee5-11e6-b557- b3bb841ab3dd.html Armijo, Chris (Ernest)  1-VAN/2-CHF/3-MULT(2012)  Vaughn.  Police Chief:  Excerpt from Our Tax Dollars at Work:  The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force — a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.  Dave Romero, attorney for the town, said Wednesday that police Chief Ernest “Chris” Armijo decided to step down after news stories reported that he wasn’t allowed to carry a gun because of his criminal background.  “He decided the attention was distracting,” Romero said.  State officials said Armijo couldn’t carry a gun since acknowledging that he owed tens of thousands of dollars in delinquent child support payments in Texas. Armijo also faces new felony charges after being accused of selling a town-owned rifle and pocketing the cash.  Romero said Armijo is working to clear up the latest case. He said Armijo has not ruled out seeking the police chief’s position again if his case is resolved and the position is open. https://ourtaxdollarsatwork.wordpress.com/category/new-mexico/ Arredondo, David 1-DEM/2DEP-HCSO/3-SEARCH ILL-PRB/4-*ECKERT*(2013)  Deming. Hidalgo County  Sheriffs OFfice Deputy  David Arredondo In connection with David Eckert case. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1748339.html https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/david-eckert-enema-colonoscopy-drugs-traffic-stop_n_4218320.html Avila, Greg (1981)  1-ALBQ/2-OFC UNDR-APD/3-INTOX-UNRULY-(DECEASED 08/24/2015) Albuquerque. undercover officer in connection with other officer Hearn, suspect Frank Minott and others, attacking women, cat, high alcohol level.  Excerpt from Real Crimes.  Also seen on Kait Arquette9/81: 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.  Officer Avila’s blood alcohol level was three times higher than the legal requirement for intoxication.  A female witness testified that Avila tried to force his way into her bedroom, tried to grope another girl present, and tried to stab a cat with a pitchfork, saying he “was hungry.”  Minott testified that he told Avila to stop hurting the women and Avila said, “What are you going to do about it?”, Minott pushed Avila away, and Avila pulled a knife.  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. Minott was found guilty of assault with intent to commit a violent felony. Chief Whitey Hansen 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,  Excerpt from Newspapers - Santa Few New Mexican, 03/26/1981: An " Albuquerque undercover policeman was shot Wednesday evening in the Torrance County community of Mclntosh and police have launched an extensive manhunt for one man. Greg Avila was shot twice while on duty in Mclntosh. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Albuquerque where he was listed in serious but guarded condition Wednesday night. Police have declined to release details of the shooting incident, other than to say he was working with other officers from the department's investigation unit at the time he was shot. Gregory was a Naval Combat Corpsman in Vietnam and served with the United States Marine Corps 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines at Quang Tri. After Vietnam, he came home to Albuquerque, New Mexico and joined the Albuquerque Police Department. While serving with APD, Gregory was shot twice in the line of duty, taking a total of six bullets â€" four in 1976 and two more in 1981. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/211832985/ http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm http://www.highlandhs1965.com/class_profile.cfm?member_id=5011022 UPDATES Updates: 2018/09/16 Capehart, Daniel NMSP added/Albq Jrnl, Justice.gov, etc; 2018/01/31Artis,JereyHO-SUIT-DISCR;01/18/2018 Carter, Russ-ALBQ DET added; 01/11/2018 page cleaned up incl duplicate names index, etc.; Anders, Billy-CLD added; 01/06/2018: Dear, Jaremy excerpt from Albq Jrnl 2016/06/23;  01/03/2018 approx Duran-SNTA FE; 12/30/2017 Chavez, Gordon ex-CORR FBI record; 12/25/2017  Costales, Sam links incl UNM Youtube video; Brown, CJ links 2nd NMDAS, Occupy; Burns Larry links added TDaily Mail, he Blaze; Babcock Todd 2015-16 material;Avila, Greg status shifted to Deceased from 08/2015; Error correction - suspect, not police officer -Apodaca, Paul removed as police officer and added to Merriman , Ronald as suspect12/24/2017 changes to placement of various sections; codes moved to separate page (see link); some amplification of and changes to codes 11/26/2017 Chavez, Jose (KOD/Hatch 08/12/2016);; Coffman, Rod/DS/Lea County/apparent suicide 2011;  Wilson, Dusty; Wallace, Edmund/lea county/sex abuse of inmate; 11/25/2017 Justice dt gov CASA APD monitoring report; 11/05/2017 Threlkeld, Eric/Carlsbad/ letter to editor Current Argus/on domestic violence issues/reforms; Emmert, Richard/Farmington/cleared of charges;Vigil, Matthew/Espanola/Child Abuse; Malone, Casey/Farmington/clearing allegations regarding another officer. 05/29/2017; 03/19/2017
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