Officer accused of second wrongful arrest

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A Santa Fe police officer previously accused of wrongfully arresting a woman during the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk is now being hit with similar allegations related to another arrest that night.

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Lucia Valdez

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If more people were able financially to file againt cops who are abusive and fail in their duties to protect and serve, then there would be thousands of tort claims. I wonder how Johnston would answer to those calims. As Chief, he will always stand behind his officers, even if he witnesses them killing another person. The Santa Fe Police Dept. is unprofessional, untrained and dangerous to the community they "serve". I had an emergency in my home, the fire dept. showed up and two police officers, although we are seniors and the emergency was under control they wante to wander through my house. A female officer showed up and instead of assisting with the fire dept. dealing with the emergency, she was looking for whatever else she could find. Duh....I will wait to deal with emergencies and consider whether I really need to call for help. It's like setting ourselves up as targets.
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Lucia Valdez wrote:
If more people were able financially to file againt cops who are abusive and fail in their duties to protect and serve, then there would be thousands of tort claims. I wonder how Johnston would answer to those calims. As Chief, he will always stand behind his officers, even if he witnesses them killing another person. The Santa Fe Police Dept. is unprofessional, untrained and dangerous to the community they "serve". I had an emergency in my home, the fire dept. showed up and two police officers, although we are seniors and the emergency was under control they wante to wander through my house. A female officer showed up and instead of assisting with the fire dept. dealing with the emergency, she was looking for whatever else she could find. Duh....I will wait to deal with emergencies and consider whether I really need to call for help. It's like setting ourselves up as targets.
Officers are trained to look for medications or other things that the patient might have forgot to tell the medics about. They also are responsible to protect the medics from anything dangerous in the home. Oh, you're welcome for the help also.
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"holiday greeting hug to another of his co-valedictorians from the Santa Fe High School class of 2004," according to Farber's tort claim notice.

What does being a valedictorian have to do with anything?

I have lost all confidence in Eric and Gary Johnson. And even more in Coss. Time to move on
Property owner

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Property wrote:
"holiday greeting hug to another of his co-valedictorians from the Santa Fe High School class of 2004," according to Farber's tort claim notice.
What does being a valedictorian have to do with anything?
I have lost all confidence in Eric and Gary Johnson. And even more in Coss. Time to move on
The Chief and his brother have done a fine job for the City. Solving many unsolved murders and crimes. It is easy to be critical from the safety of your home. It sounds like this second person to come forward is represented by a "Ambulance Chaser" who is just trying to jump on the lawsuit bandwagon. Officer Waite hang in there, I'm sure "property" is just another transplant who knows nothing about our city.
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Nobody knows the TOTAL circumstances to the incident with Mr. Masse and the other woman. Police Officers are tasked with keeping peace within our city. Even according to the little statements from Mr. Masse, it seems to me that he was being sassy with the officer. He was standing outside El Farol which is a bar. Was Mr. Massed drinking? If Mr. Masse would've been hit by a car while in the street the public would be outraged that the officer didn't protect him. As far as the other woman there's not enough information in this story to judge the officer or the Chief.
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Growing up in Santa Fe, I have had my opinions of the Santa Fe Police Department and its Officers, however I feel that in recent years the police department has become more responsive and professional. I credit the Chief who was "home grown" and who cares about us from the older west side of Santa Fe. Keep up the Good Work Chief and continue to support your officers or should I say, "OUR OFFICERS 2".
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This is not "Baseball" stop blaming steroids. I'm sure the cops are drug tested unlike barry bonds.
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Dodger wrote:
This is not "Baseball" stop blaming steroids. I'm sure the cops are drug tested unlike barry bonds.
I have some ocean front property in Arizona when you're done cleaning your rose colored glasses.
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Property wrote: "What does being a valedictorian have to do with anything?"

It obviously has nothing to do with the matter at all. It's just a trick by this guy's lawyer to garner a little sympathy for his client. We, and hopefully a jury, are all supposed to believe that the claimant could not have possibly been acting the fool, because he was supposedly valedictorian of one of NM's premier failed high schools. We are supposed to believe that since he is least as educated as a 6th grader in most other states, he could not possibly have been in the wrong. If the guy's brother was a war hero, they would somehow work that into the complaint too. Like his status as valedictorian, it wouldn't have anything to do with the situation at hand either.
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Consider the source......did you notice who the attorney is for this client? Sounds like this former city councilor has a thing for the police department from the get-go.....
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Merry Christmas in Santa Fe
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Santa Fe's finest. Yuck!
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This is so typical of Santa Fe police, I had a similar run in with officer j. worth, during which he threw away my social security card and a check written to me for $100. Disgraceful.

These goons will surely be assets to the state in a martial law scenario.
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The man's status as a valedictorian speaks to his character, that is OK, you low lifes! Courts and juries regularly observe character witnesses! If the citizen had been a known drug dealer or abuser, those character facts absolutely would have made it into the officers report.
Get it together you red white and blue sheep.
After all, you're next!
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Does anyone writing blogs even know officer Waite? If they do they know tht he is a hard working,faith based, man with integrity. Hehas worked hard as an Officer and no he doesn't do steroids. He runs races for charity events and special olympics. He fights for what is right and is level headed. The police are always stuck being the bad guy, sorry thats their job. If people would comply police themselves we would not need officers, but of course some in society have to be disciplined like children so the rules must be enforced. I remember growing up in Santa Fe and the Farolito Walk was a family orineted event celebrating the birth of Christ. Now it's a drunk fest where people disregard rules and create havoc those trying to keep the peace! Merry Christmas indeed! I'm sure Officer Waite and the other Officers who had to spend Christmas Eve with the thousands of people who are not related to them would have preferred to be at home opening presents with their children instead of listening to drunk know it alls who can't obey the laws! God Bless the Cops who watch over all of us!
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Sorry to burst your bubble people but I am friends with a santa fe police officer whom I personally know is involved with drugs, they only test these guys ONCE when they enter the force. They arent stupid they KNOW THAT! One of the reasons I moved out of Santa Fe, the crappy police and their crappy response time.
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The Christmas Eve walk on Canyon Road is a special event for natives and visitors alike. There is always a large crowd, too big for the narrow sidewalks.
The police should take appropriate action to limit or close Canyon Road to vehicle traffic rather than arrest people during this event for being on the street.
Vehicles should not have priority when it comes to safety, people should.
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Nothing like a little "Christmas Cheer" from SFPD officer Scott Waite. If this is how the Santa Fe police celebrate the holidays, count me out next year. Did this man feel proud of the job he was doing? Most police departments have a motto: To Protect and Serve. Who was Officer Waite protecting and/or serving? The street and sidewalk? El Farol?
This is a dangerous trend of police becoming gestapo like "Law enforcers" instead of Andy Grifith style "Peace Officer".
Thanks Jason, for exposing this reprehenble behavior commited by a person who was sworn to protect the public. Remember, Officer Waite, We citizen pay your salary, even the one you are roughing up.
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I learned a long time ago that the place to spend Christmas Eve is with your family at home eating empanadas and drinking eggnog. This event on Canyon Road has lost all meaning. Stay home with your families or your close friends on Christmas Eve. These will be the memories you will cherish for as long as you live!

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