If this were just about some fatal shootings were serious mistakes were made by Albuquerque PD, but it's not. You are all invited to visit the web sites of kob.com and krqe.com and look at the comments under APD stories, they contain a wealth of information, and often even references to Court Cases in US District Court.
It's not just about shootings like Rodrick Jones's, a RETIRED USAF OFFICER who was shot in the back by Officer Brandon Carr. Officer Carr falsified an incident reports claiming that Jones was inside a home, burglarizing it, and 'reaching for a weapon'. Jones was out on the sidewalk, was armed and he was shot and killed in the back. Jones was employed in a civilian capacity by the USAF at Kirtland AFB as a Security Officer. It's about the TORTURE of Jerome J. Hall, AN HONORABLY DISCHARGED, DISABLED, HOMELESS VETERAN, a Combat Medic of the Vietnam era. Hall was set upon by 3 Albuquerque PD Officers for the crime of pushing a grocery cart with his belongings in it on Central SE, in Albuquerque. He was repeatedly Tased to the point he was permanently scarred, and lost part of an ear. Metro Court found no cause for APD to have stopped Hall, much less tortured him. US District Court awarded him $307,037. for his ordeal but he was mysteriously assassinated less than 7 days after the award was made and before he had a chance to collect it. Needless to say, Albuquerque P.D. have not been trying to locate his killers. They have a pretty good idea who did it. Both Jones and Hall were Black men.
No, it's also about rape. About the rape of a 14 year old girl by an Albuquerque PD detective with 14 years on the job (Timothy Chavez); about the rape of a 13 year old girl, by her own uncle, who according to her raped her over a number of years and threatened her if she told anyone. The uncle is an Albuquerque PD officer (Tank Gunther); it's about the rape of grown women as well; the murder of an Albuquerque P.D. Officer's wife (Tera Chavez) and the attempt by the husband, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, and several patrol officers to make it look like suicide. Towards that end, the 'Crew' crossed city and county lines to sanitize the crime scene. According to the late Tera Chavez, the officers were not only dealing drugs, but engaged in an auto insurance fraud ring. For example, former APOA Union President, and Auto Theft Detail detective Pete Dwyer's truck, which had been reported stolen in Albuquerque, was found in MEXICO with the VIN of Officer Levi Chavez's truck, which had also been reported stolen.
It's about the murder of a much older, unarmed stepfather by his Albuquerque PD stepson in the man's own home (Orlando Camacho case); about an unconscious woman in a parking lot being run over SEVERAL TIMES by an allegedly intoxicated APD DWI Unit sergeant, and left to die. SGT Andrew Gallegos never bothered to get out of his truck to see what he'd run over several times.
It's about LOOTING of the Albuquerque PD property room, and the prime suspect in such looting (Det. Robbin Burge, Albuquerque Journal, March 2, 2006, Page A1) being allowed to walk while the two RIGHTEOUS OFFICERS who broke the story to the people of Albuquerque, CPT Marie 'Sisi' Miranda and SGT Cynthia Orr, were the only two who were DISCIPLINED for chain-of-command jumping apparently. They had to. Chief Gil Gallegos was suppressing the story. Between $75,000-$200,000 in cash, plus guns, drugs, jewelry, gold coins and even EVIDENCE against crooked APD cops were stolen from the Evidence Room over DECADES.
This then, and much more, is the Albuquerque P.D. It's more like "the largest, best trained, best armed, best organized GANG in the State of New Mexico". "New Mexico is the Capital of Corruption of the United States. I've never seen anything like it in all of my years at the FBI". Thomas C. McClenaghan, SAC, FBI, ret. 01/2009.