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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gametime

Lincoln, NE

#69 Mar 18, 2009
it appears to me by reading part of the tort,that the officer which may come as a suprise to some of you,was right may of you forget that he was following orders for safty.had she got back on the sidewalk as told all you outsiders would have notthing to write about.
if officer

Florence, AL

#70 Mar 18, 2009
gametime wrote:
it appears to me by reading part of the tort,that the officer which may come as a suprise to some of you,was right may of you forget that he was following orders for safty.had she got back on the sidewalk as told all you outsiders would have notthing to write about.
waite cannot stand the heat, the he must get out of the kitchen. during christmas time on canyon road, there are hundreds and hundreds of pedestrians. if he doesn't know how to speak to people like people, and keep the peace himself as he expects the hundreds of people walking enjoying the farolitos, then HE, not anyone else - but officer waite should keep the peace. Officer waite was the only one who is guilty of disorderly conduct.
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#71 Mar 18, 2009
llib wrote:
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you are as arrogant as the officer in question, perhaps you should apply to be one of Santa Fe's finest
What The F?
I am arrogant, no doubt. It is a fact.
That you point that obvious fact out and go on to insult SFPD in the same sentence is noteworthy.
And Arrogant.
What do you think of, " where are we at?" Do you think thast is proper English? Likely.
I have no problem being arrogant on this forum or in person. I am not posting for approval and my personality is evident.
Some people just don't like me and you may be one of them.
Some people do like me. I am sure it is the same for you.
How can one be insulted or humiliated when we are all at our computers?
Etiquette would dictate NOT to say what I posted in person and I would not, so while w/o really having real value, your response to my post begs response.
Your overly sensitive remark is a great illistration of how and why people walk around speaking/talking like id iots. Because nobody ever corrected them, so they walk around making fools of themselvs every time they say,
Relator
Antatrica
Sangwich
Bisketti and a slew of other idiotic mis pronounced words and phrases.
The Santa Fe PD would not hire me I am over-educated by any standard they may have.
Be a woman but don't let your emotion make you ignorant.
It is not attractive.
It is not attractive.

whatsername

Santa Fe, NM

#72 Mar 18, 2009
Exactly.....he can't solve a problem by speaking to people so he takes the easy way out and pulls out the handcuffs!
Alucard

Santa Fe, NM

#73 Mar 18, 2009
"Lawsuit City" baby. Where's Gary Mitchell, I'd bet he'd love this! LOL
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#74 Mar 18, 2009
gametime wrote:
it appears to me by reading part of the tort,that the officer which may come as a suprise to some of you,was right may of you forget that he was following orders for safty.had she got back on the sidewalk as told all you outsiders would have notthing to write about.
Officer Waite will have an opportunity to clear his reputation in the court room, TWICE.
I wonder how is arrest rate compares to his fellow officers..........
He could use it as evidence in hid defense, right?
Bisketti

Albuquerque, NM

#75 Mar 18, 2009
Not in Ill Bad Speller wrote:
<quoted text>
What The F?
I am arrogant, no doubt. It is a fact.
That you point that obvious fact out and go on to insult SFPD in the same sentence is noteworthy.
And Arrogant.
What do you think of, " where are we at?" Do you think thast is proper English? Likely.
I have no problem being arrogant on this forum or in person. I am not posting for approval and my personality is evident.
Some people just don't like me and you may be one of them.
Some people do like me. I am sure it is the same for you.
How can one be insulted or humiliated when we are all at our computers?
Etiquette would dictate NOT to say what I posted in person and I would not, so while w/o really having real value, your response to my post begs response.
Your overly sensitive remark is a great illistration of how and why people walk around speaking/talking like id iots. Because nobody ever corrected them, so they walk around making fools of themselvs every time they say,
Relator
Antatrica
Sangwich
Bisketti and a slew of other idiotic mis pronounced words and phrases.
The Santa Fe PD would not hire me I am over-educated by any standard they may have.
Be a woman but don't let your emotion make you ignorant.
It is not attractive.
It is not attractive.
Mam, please calm down. If you become upset your cat will get upset. If your cat gets upset, he may jump out the window.
Not in Ill Bad Speller

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#76 Mar 18, 2009
Bisketti wrote:
<quoted text>
Mam, please calm down. If you become upset your cat will get upset. If your cat gets upset, he may jump out the window.
LOL!
Ha Ha Ha

Santa Fe, NM

#77 Mar 18, 2009
It's about time someone brings up the abuse that some of the city's finest exhibit towards innocent people (lets remember not all cops are psychos on a power trip like Mr. Waite but the ones who are need to be reprimanded). Seems that most of you think Mr. Waite was "just doing his job" in both instances. I wonder in what part of the police academy they taught him to bash the windows out of cars with harmless, scared, 50 year old women inside.
Man

Albuquerque, NM

#78 Mar 18, 2009
gametime wrote:
it appears to me by reading part of the tort,that the officer which may come as a suprise to some of you,was right may of you forget that he was following orders for safty.had she got back on the sidewalk as told all you outsiders would have notthing to write about.
starting on the vodka a little early today huh, gametime.
Dean Norris

Albuquerque, NM

#79 Mar 18, 2009
Ha Ha Ha wrote:
It's about time someone brings up the abuse that some of the city's finest exhibit towards innocent people (lets remember not all cops are psychos on a power trip like Mr. Waite but the ones who are need to be reprimanded). Seems that most of you think Mr. Waite was "just doing his job" in both instances. I wonder in what part of the police academy they taught him to bash the windows out of cars with harmless, scared, 50 year old women inside.
The problem is we dont know its a "harmless 50 year old lady" until the monday morning quarterbacks come out...people have been killed by older
Sean

Brookhaven, MS

#80 Mar 18, 2009
Let me know wrote:
<quoted text>
I have some ocean front property in Arizona when you're done cleaning your rose colored glasses.
Officers are regularly tested for drug use.
LOL

Los Alamos, NM

#81 Mar 18, 2009
Dean Norris wrote:
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The problem is we dont know its a "harmless 50 year old lady" until the monday morning quarterbacks come out...people have been killed by older
Your probably right im sure the woman (who was trying to pick up her elderly parents) posed an extreme threat to this veteran police officer and destroying her car and scaring the life out of her was completely necessary. After all she could have killed him LOL.
Dean Norris

Albuquerque, NM

#82 Mar 18, 2009
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Your probably right im sure the woman (who was trying to pick up her elderly parents) posed an extreme threat to this veteran police officer and destroying her car and scaring the life out of her was completely necessary. After all she could have killed him LOL.
How is he supposed to know this when she did not cooperate...then how about her pulling forward into the crowd of people walking around...then you would whine and say the police were nto doing their job...You must be a magician or a psychic to be able to read people like that???
meeee

San Francisco, CA

#83 Mar 19, 2009
This is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. Thank you everyone for your comments. On a side note- suck it scotty, you messed with the wrong santa fean.
Another legal trick

Albuquerque, NM

#84 Mar 19, 2009
Not in Ill Bad Speller wrote:
<quoted text>
Officer Waite will have an opportunity to clear his reputation in the court room, TWICE.
I wonder how is arrest rate compares to his fellow officers..........
He could use it as evidence in hid defense, right?
Neither one of these claims will necessarily end up in court. A person files a tort claim in order to reserve the right to sue. Most of these don't end up in court. They are often just ploys to try con the city's insurance carrier in giving them money. Insurance carriers, knowing what the juries pools in Santa Fe look like, will frequently cut their losses and settle, even if the claimant has a weak case. Look at the bozos who post on here daily. These are the types of people that would be in a local jury pool. If you worked for the insurance comapny, would you take the safe way and settle for a relatively small amount, or roll the dice and go to court with people like this on the jury?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#85 Mar 19, 2009
PC Chavez wrote:
Dang, that's a beautiful photo, Rita.
Thanks PC, that's our beautiful Cerro Perdenal in the Northern part of our beautiful state.
rizzle

Rio Rancho, NM

#86 Mar 19, 2009
meeee wrote:
This is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. Thank you everyone for your comments. On a side note- suck it scotty, you messed with the wrong santa fean.
This is pretttttty darn hilarious.
1) I love whoever it was that said anyone who graduates from santa fe high has a sixth grade education. obviously, because the SATs and ACTs are not standardized, national tests, which many santa fe high graduates pass in the top percentiles.
2)granted, a mention of mr. masse being a valedictorian of his graduating class is not necessarily valid to the case, but it does speak to his character. how many of you were valedictorians? maybe you don't realize how hard it is to never recieve a grade below a b in your life. also, yeah, sometimes smart people are arrogant. the same is true of police officers. from what i hear, there isn't a person mr. masse has ever met that has disliked him. and i haven't heard anything about any previous offenses... interesting.
3) Were any of you who are speaking so highly of the officer in question present on canyon road? As a witness, i remember watching the police drive up canyon road yelling on their bull-horns, shouting at those people trying to get to the sidewalk as fast as possible with the crowds without any regard to civility. I am not criticizing the police department as a whole, but when police officers treat innocent citizens trying to follow their orders in such a rude manner, something needs to be done.
4) I would just like to point out the seemingly irrelevant mention of officer waite "throwing away" mr. masse's cigarettes. Correct me if i am wrong, but isn't that something that is supposed to happen during booking, not during an arrest? Did perhaps officer waite take mr. masse's cigarettes and lighter and smoke them himself on the way? interesting possiblity there...
DEA

Albuquerque, NM

#87 Mar 31, 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.
\

The cops get tested randomly ****...your just another whack job pissed at the cops.
Dave

Meridianville, AL

#88 Apr 12, 2009
rizzle wrote:
<quoted text>
This is pretttttty darn hilarious.
1) I love whoever it was that said anyone who graduates from santa fe high has a sixth grade education. obviously, because the SATs and ACTs are not standardized, national tests, which many santa fe high graduates pass in the top percentiles.
2)granted, a mention of mr. masse being a valedictorian of his graduating class is not necessarily valid to the case, but it does speak to his character. how many of you were valedictorians? maybe you don't realize how hard it is to never recieve a grade below a b in your life. also, yeah, sometimes smart people are arrogant. the same is true of police officers. from what i hear, there isn't a person mr. masse has ever met that has disliked him. and i haven't heard anything about any previous offenses... interesting.
3) Were any of you who are speaking so highly of the officer in question present on canyon road? As a witness, i remember watching the police drive up canyon road yelling on their bull-horns, shouting at those people trying to get to the sidewalk as fast as possible with the crowds without any regard to civility. I am not criticizing the police department as a whole, but when police officers treat innocent citizens trying to follow their orders in such a rude manner, something needs to be done.
4) I would just like to point out the seemingly irrelevant mention of officer waite "throwing away" mr. masse's cigarettes. Correct me if i am wrong, but isn't that something that is supposed to happen during booking, not during an arrest? Did perhaps officer waite take mr. masse's cigarettes and lighter and smoke them himself on the way? interesting possiblity there...
1)You also were not there.
2)Valadictorian has NOTHING to do with this case, unless all valadictorians wear a sign saying; Im smarter than you, cops need to leave me alone.
3)If your not following simple rules and an Officer "yells" at you for your own good and it offends you, maybe you should take a better look at yourself and keep your sensitive arse at home.
4)IF the officer threw away his cigarettes,I think he is looking out for his safety aginst lung cancer.
Grow up, none of us were there. It's not the 60's anymore. Maybe all your sandals are too tight,loosen up.

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