Officer accused of second wrongful ar...

Officer accused of second wrongful arrest

There are 87 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Officer accused of second wrongful arrest. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

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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Ivan Sanchez

AOL

#27 Mar 18, 2009
The two individuals’ most likely 'smart mouth' the officer which is usually the case and the cop becomes the bad guy! I’ve seen it happen many times! The ‘cue tip’ that complained are people who think they’re above everyone else!
When the cops tell you to move, you move, just don’t stand there like a ‘bozo’!
I stand behind the officer!
Ivan Sanchez

AOL

#29 Mar 18, 2009
Puebloman wrote:
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!
You have a point there! If one is a Christian by going to church with family is the ultimate joy of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Family gathering at that time of the year is so fruitful!
One time after Christmas Mass I went to Canyon Road just
to see what meaning I could get from it and I was so depress because it reminded me of a flock lost in the darkness of night!
It was an empty experience that left a void in my very being so I never again wanted to go there!
SFX - Native SFean

United States

#30 Mar 18, 2009
Sounds like Waite is just a bad-attitude bully with a badge...! Dangerous combination for him and the city... Get your checkbook out, taxpayers!!
Move out

Rio Rancho, NM

#31 Mar 18, 2009
Here is a suggesstion for all of you who are anti-police. Move to Juarez, Mexico and you can hug everyone and anyone you want! You will really enjoy the loving lifestyle with the great cops working the border! I'm proud of our local law enforcement! keep up the good work and I appreciate you! one of these days, a member of the anti-Santa Fe police department will call you for your help and will then, maybe then, appreciate all you do for them to keep the streets safe in this criminal free city.
P.S. Mike Trujillo you might want to post that you are only messing around, you'll have a majority of the city also known as liberals taking you serious!
NOT

Florence, AL

#33 Mar 18, 2009
Ivan Sanchez wrote:
The two individuals’ most likely 'smart mouth' the officer which is usually the case and the cop becomes the bad guy! I’ve seen it happen many times! The ‘cue tip’ that complained are people who think they’re above everyone else!
When the cops tell you to move, you move, just don’t stand there like a ‘bozo’!
I stand behind the officer!
true at all!!!! The officer's are the initiator's in the "smart mouth" department. The officer's instigates and provokes the citizen. The officer's are the ones who have the attitude and bring out the worst in us. And then they go and arrest us for disorderly conduct when it was they themselves who provoked. They by no means "Protect and Serve".
slim shady

Rio Rancho, NM

#34 Mar 18, 2009
SF Tex wrote:
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.
Unfortunately No one in Mayberry had guns and shot at Andy or Deputy Fife I wish life were so simple!
THAT IS NOT

Florence, AL

#35 Mar 18, 2009
Move out wrote:
Here is a suggesstion for all of you who are anti-police. Move to Juarez, Mexico and you can hug everyone and anyone you want! You will really enjoy the loving lifestyle with the great cops working the border! I'm proud of our local law enforcement! keep up the good work and I appreciate you! one of these days, a member of the anti-Santa Fe police department will call you for your help and will then, maybe then, appreciate all you do for them to keep the streets safe in this criminal free city.
P.S. Mike Trujillo you might want to post that you are only messing around, you'll have a majority of the city also known as liberals taking you serious!
the answer you twit. The answer is to correct the Santa Fe Police Department. Why on earth would you allow the current corruption to go on and advise good, decent, law abiding citizens to move to mexico. Are you really as stupid and you sound? Or are you part of the corrupt department?
Let me know

Albuquerque, NM

#36 Mar 18, 2009
slim shady wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately No one in Mayberry had guns and shot at Andy or Deputy Fife I wish life were so simple!
Are you a police officer or do you just play one on TV?
BTW...ever seen a SFPD's myspace?...interesting read.
slim shady

Rio Rancho, NM

#37 Mar 18, 2009
Let me know wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you a police officer or do you just play one on TV?
BTW...ever seen a SFPD's myspace?...interesting read.
Not a cop.......just a realist...everyone should try and be objective and see the two sides of the story. SFPD myspace didn't know they had one?????
nissah wadi

Santa Fe, NM

#38 Mar 18, 2009
it is so sad that many of you do not like the Santa Fe Police Department. I just moved into a small subdivision south of Rodeo Road and had someone break into my home two weeks ago. These bad people took everything that was very important to me, including my photo and family albums. I had a policeman show up and he was very compassionate and understanding. Being too old to get upset over material things is overwhelming, but this policeman was very kind to me and he showed alot of caring. I guess not all policeman/policewomen are bad. I am sure there are a few bad apples but the one who took care of me was an exception. I wonder if the mean spirited people can idenitify at least one good law enforcement person from this department. At least one, tell me who you know is without a blink of an eye is an exceptional one? bye now.....
MariA

AOL

#39 Mar 18, 2009
I live in a bad neighborhood, and EVERYTIME I call the cops they come! I think The chief and his brother are doing a good job. There are some bad apples but the good out weighs the bad.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Rio Rancho, NM

#40 Mar 18, 2009
Questionable wrote:
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.
Sorry your full of your bubble....being an Officer and any other City of SF employee who drives a car for that matter, we receive random drug testing on a daily basis you might want to double check with "your friend the officer" I've been screened at least 3 times in the last 12 months so once again people are running their mouths not knowin the facts. You can call the city safety division or police internal affairs and verfy this information instead of posting lies!!!!
INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Rio Rancho, NM

#41 Mar 18, 2009
nissah wadi wrote:
it is so sad that many of you do not like the Santa Fe Police Department. I just moved into a small subdivision south of Rodeo Road and had someone break into my home two weeks ago. These bad people took everything that was very important to me, including my photo and family albums. I had a policeman show up and he was very compassionate and understanding. Being too old to get upset over material things is overwhelming, but this policeman was very kind to me and he showed alot of caring. I guess not all policeman/policewomen are bad. I am sure there are a few bad apples but the one who took care of me was an exception. I wonder if the mean spirited people can idenitify at least one good law enforcement person from this department. At least one, tell me who you know is without a blink of an eye is an exceptional one? bye now.....
Thats the problem everything that the entire police department does that is good in the community never gets any recognition! But one allegation against an officer comes up for misconduct and jason Auslander needs to run a Sunday front page story! Sure we be nice of some of the positive impact the police has on the community would be reported, sorry auslander that doesn't sell enough papers for you. SFPD does alot for this community, like volunteering to help build habitat for humanity homes, but that won't make any healines!!
if you would

Los Alamos, NM

#42 Mar 18, 2009
INTERNAL AFFAIRS wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry your full of your bubble....being an Officer and any other City of SF employee who drives a car for that matter, we receive random drug testing on a daily basis you might want to double check with "your friend the officer" I've been screened at least 3 times in the last 12 months so once again people are running their mouths not knowin the facts. You can call the city safety division or police internal affairs and verfy this information instead of posting lies!!!!
have been undergoing random drug testing on a daily basis, you would have received 366 drugs tests in the last 12 months, not just three tests.
guest

Santa Fe, NM

#43 Mar 18, 2009
"Questionable wrote - 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!"

That is bull - I KNOW that they officers are chosen at random for drug testing each month - get over yourself Questionable!
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#44 Mar 18, 2009
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
It has everything to do with the case as does Offices Waite's long illistruious career in the PD .
His service to the community and bla , bla, bla.....
This is the way cases are fought.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS

Rio Rancho, NM

#45 Mar 18, 2009
if you would wrote:
<quoted text>
have been undergoing random drug testing on a daily basis, you would have received 366 drugs tests in the last 12 months, not just three tests.
CLARIFICATION: Each participant is placed in a random number pool. Numbers are selected on a daily basis...if your number is drawn you go and give a urine blood or breath sample. Not everyone is drawn every day! I still am part of the process every day, so in fact I am undergoing the process 365 days a year.
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#46 Mar 18, 2009
slim shady wrote:
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!
Guess what, Cops have to work on Christmas.
Maybe if he were valadictorian in high schoool he would not have had to become a cop!
Guess what again.......
Child molesting priests are faith based too!
Nice to hear from Officer Waite's Mommy.
I am sure there are some law-breaking evil,sinful valedictorians out iun the world,along with bad cops with anger issues. Maybe he was pissed because he was not "at home opening presents" on Christmas eve.
You woul not last 2 mins. in a courtroom Mrs. Waite.
The Cops were obnixious, lights, horns, squaking at the masses to "CLEAR THE ST.!" on bull horns, They have rept what they have sown. simple.
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#47 Mar 18, 2009
MariA wrote:
I live in a bad neighborhood, and EVERYTIME I call the cops they come! I think The chief and his brother are doing a good job. There are some bad apples but the good out weighs the bad.
Hoiw many times have you called the cops? WOW
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#48 Mar 18, 2009
Move out wrote:
Here is a suggesstion for all of you who are anti-police. Move to Juarez, Mexico and you can hug everyone and anyone you want! You will really enjoy the loving lifestyle with the great cops working the border! I'm proud of our local law enforcement! keep up the good work and I appreciate you! one of these days, a member of the anti-Santa Fe police department will call you for your help and will then, maybe then, appreciate all you do for them to keep the streets safe in this criminal free city.
P.S. Mike Trujillo you might want to post that you are only messing around, you'll have a majority of the city also known as liberals taking you serious!

"Anti-Police" LOLOLOL!!!!!!
not too bright r u?

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