Woman sues Farmington police, city in connection to 2012 drunken driving wreck

Oct 20, 2013 Full story: Farmington Daily Times 13

A woman who was injured in a car crash between a suspected drunken driver and a Farmington police officer in 2012 filed a lawsuit last week against the city, the police department and the officer.

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Mesa, AZ

#1 Oct 20, 2013
I remember many people suspected just that......that the officer was at fault.

Imagine that--a Farmington police officer lying about an incident.

People are not that stupid.

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Oct 21, 2013
It has nothing to do with lying...sounds like an issue of reckless driving is the issue. Nobody... not even Police with lights and sirens on should be driving reckless. Its the responsibility of the City to make sure their employee's are acting in a safe manner.

United States

#3 Oct 22, 2013
fourcorner257 wrote:
It has nothing to do with lying...sounds like an issue of reckless driving is the issue. Nobody... not even Police with lights and sirens on should be driving reckless. Its the responsibility of the City to make sure their employee's are acting in a safe manner.
It has nothing to do with lying? You must not have read the story.

It's yet another instance where Farmington's Finest has been at fault but uses their position to make it look otherwise. In this case, the officer ticketed his victim.

Yeah, it was "reckless driving", but trying to cover it up is inexcusable.

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Oct 23, 2013
Im sorry for my last post.... The fact the other driver was DUI is a separate matter. Bad luck for her that an officer recklessly drove through an intersection and caused a crash. No excuse for DUI. She should be jailed.

There is also no excuse for a trained and professional law enforcement officer to drive through an intersection without first clearing the intersection. He should obviously be charged with a reckless driving charge. The City should be liable for his actions.

The fact that law enforcement investigates law enforcement is the most serious problem in this entire incident. Until that stops, regardless if its the, PD, SO, or NMSP the investigation will ALWAYS BE IMPROPER!

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Oct 24, 2013
The only recourse, or true investigation in law enforcement actions, is to take them to civil court. In any such case the Government entity is the target. Sorry to say, but to sue an individual officer accomplish nothing, but for the department to feel the pinch in their budget will accomplish a change in behavior.
Why Dat

Farmington, NM

#6 Oct 24, 2013
Dash camera ?

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Oct 24, 2013
Since the officer ran the light and hit the other car, was he tested for DUI possibilities?

I wonder if the driver of the car that was hit (the driver was not the injured girl who is suing) was really a DWI.
bleed green

Houston, TX

#8 Oct 24, 2013
So what was he heading to when he ran the light?,

Farmington, NM

#9 Oct 27, 2013
this just comes down to the crooked Attorney Arlon Stoker suing the Police AGAIN. He will do anything for a buck and he doesnt care that it is only costing us in out taxes. Read the first story that was printed on this accident and you will get the real story. this one is Arlon paying Ryan Botel off to print his story AGAIN.
When will this stop? When will our Political leaders stop this ignorance?
We all need to run ARLON Stoker OUT OF TOWN!!!!!!!!

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 29, 2013
Stoker isn't the issue here. He's a civil rights attorney, we need access to individuals like him in a town like this. Your ignorance is another issue all together

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Oct 29, 2013
Stoker might be a pain in the butt for some, but he does provide an important role in the criminal justice system. Unless you believe the Police should not be questioned in their actions, attorney's like him help regulate the police. Police officers and their administrations are human...they are subject to mistakes just like everyone else. Although there may not be malice in their actions, they need to be held responsible for their actions.

Stoker's lawsuits might be hard to take on the surface, but the lawsuits will only assist Police administrations becoming a more professional and responsive to the citizens and the constitution the Police defend.

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Oct 30, 2013
This is not directed towards the Police Officer and his actions on that date, but for those who believe Alron Stoker type attorney's should be run out of town.....

An attorney like Stoker is the same type of attorney who supports citizens like those who were violated in the Southern California Dorner investigation. In separate incidents two white women(driving a vehicle not described as wanted) and a white male were ruthlessly shot at by Police. For those who don't know. Dorner was a black male.

None of those Officer's were charged with a criminal charge....but thankfully for our justice system has clauses that hold their employers accountable.

And its attorneys like Stoker who hold them accountable.

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Nov 5, 2013
The recent incidents reported on KOB news about cavity searches in Deming, NM is another excellent example of why Attorney's like A. Stoker are valuable. Someone....outside the government needs to police the Police.

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