Updates:  11/27/2017 Page 3 started NEW MEXICO POLICE ABUSE - POLICE NAMES O TO Z PAGE THREE O TO Z (here)  See also  PAGE ONE A TO F  PAGE TWO  G TO N O    O’Donnell, Kent     O'Neil, Craig     Orosco, Bobby     Orr, Cynthia     Ortega, Anthony     Owens, David   P  Perez, Dominique     Pestak, Noah     Polisar, Joseph     Porter, Rodney   R   Ramsdale, Rick     Reynolds, Ed     Rodella Jr., Thomas     Rodriguez, Robert    Romero, Robert   S  Salazar, Keith     Salazar, Martin     Salcido, Danny     Sanchez, Allen     Sandy, Keith     Schultz, Ray     Scott, Carroll     Sena, Lucas     Shirley, Jake     Sholtis, Tom     Simpson, Dwayne     Solano, Greg   Stepp, Jennifer     Stinnett, Alfred Clyde     Stout, Glen     T  Tarango, Jr, Danny     Taylor, Misty   Terrell, Joshua     Threlkeld, Eric K.     Torres, James    U  Utley, Shane    V   Valencia, Jose     Valtierra, Robert     Varela, Javier     Vega, Angela     Vigil, Isaac     Vigil, Matthew     W   Wallace, Edmund     Webb, Chris     Wilson, Dusty     Wilson, Oliver   Z   Zapater, Blanca     Zavala, Cruz O-policenames_nmpoliceabuses--systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_(Odonnell-02-17-2017) O O’Donnell, Kent.  (2011) Farmington.  FARMINGTON — A Farmington police sergeant is accused of raping a Farmington woman.  Chief Kyle Westall restricted Sgt. Kent O’Donnell to administrative duties after O’Donnell reported to his superiors Sept. 18 that he was under a criminal investigation looking into the rape charges.  The allegations of sexual assault surfaced Sept. 17 after the alleged victim filed an emergency restraining order against O’Donnell.  The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office immediately opened an investigation, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Beth Utley said. O'Neil, Craig. (04/7/2002) From Real Crimes: APD Officer Craig O'Neil, a seven-year veteran who worked as a field investigator, was booked into the Bernalillo Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and false imprisonment. Orosco, Bobby. (2013) Deming.  Probing incident in connection with David Eckert case. Huffington Post Orr, Cynthia.  3/19/05:  Albuquerque. APD Sgt. Cynthia Orr gave a media interview, starting out, “This is probably going to end my career.” Orr said Chief Gilbert Gallegos failed to act despite repeated warnings of evidence theft.  Orr said that, in Aug. 2003, she identified two people who were stealing in the evidence room, but Gallegos allowed them to continue to work there, which enabled them to destroy evidence that would have proven their guilt. She said she discovered thefts when property went to auction and the list of property taken out of the evidence room was longer than the list of property the auctioneer received.  "Am I implicating the chief is assisting to do this cover-up? Absolutely. Do I know this is a dangerous accusation to make? Absolutely. But I know this is something that needs to be done."  Orr said  a deputy chief forbade her to send reports of missing evidence to the records department, because they didn’t want it to become public record that things were missing. She said officers under criminal investigations for such things as DUI or domestic violence were allowed to work in the evidence room where they could oversee the evidence in their own criminal cases. Ortega, Anthony. (06/11/2002) Santa Rosa. From Real Crimes: “6/11/02 Troy Pino’s Suspicious death (Santa Rosa PD): The first officer at the scene was Lucero’s nephew, Officer Justin Anaya.  The second to arrive was Officer Anthony Ortega.  Neither officer was certified.  Although Troy was calling out for help, the officers made no attempt to stop the assault.  Instead, Officer Anaya, sprayed him in the face with mace.”  Real Crimes: Owens, David. (07/4/1987) Albuquerque.  Lt. “Convicted APD Officer Robert Earl Davis and four other men escaped from Santa Fe Prison. Davis later stated that Corrections Officer Lt. David Owens smuggled in a gun to help with the escape.”  From Real Crimes p_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates(Porter, R; Pestak, Noah -update02/20/2017) P Perez, Dominique. Albuquerque.  Officer.  In connection with James Boyd. Public Health NM Pestak, Noah.  (2012) Truth or Consequences. Excerpt from RD News 2012: A 29-year-old man accused of impregnating a 15-year-old girl while he was a Truth or Consequences police officer has been charged with statutory rape of a minor, even though he later married [auth] the girl.T  he Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Noah Pestak turned himself in Friday after State Police obtained an arrest warrant. He was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempting to tamper with evidence.  He was released from the Sierra County Detention Center later Friday after posting a $25,000 cash-only bond. Polisar, Joseph. (1980s) Albuquerque.  Officer. From Real Crimes: (Later became APD Police Chief.)   “The APD Intelligence Unit, under the supervision of Sgt. Joseph Polisar, was accused of illegally creating and maintaining secret dossiers on innocent political figures.  The only possible use for such dossiers would be to exert influence and pressure on those politicians. When the existence of the dossiers became known, they were burned to prevent their inspection.  Sgt. Polisar was subsequently elevated to Chief of Police” 10/1/87: Former Chief Justice William Riordan, the City’s first independent councilor, found that the APD Intelligence Unit, under the supervision of APD Sgt. Joseph Polisar, had been secretly stockpiling information on local residents not suspected of wrong doing.  (The Unit was supposed to be gathering intelligence on motorcycle gangs, organized crime, terrorists and other criminal activity.) …7/5/94: APD Joseph Polisar, (supervisor of the APD Intelligence Unit when police burned the controversial Intelligence Files), was appointed Police Chief.   Real Crimes:  See also Kaitarquette Porter, Rodney. (2005)  Hobbs. Excerpt from Brown Watch:  Arresting Officer has a History of Police Brutality Claims Against him (01/03/2005) One of the arresting officers, Detective Rodney Porter is no stranger to police brutality or racial discrimination claims. On August 24, 2004 a court awarded Jimmie Marshall, a 58 year old Black man $580,000 for police brutality claims he brought against Porter and the  City of Hobbs. Specifically, Porter took a blood sample from him without his permission and without a warrant following a Dec. 26, 1996, traffic stop. Marshall claimed Porter only tried to stop him after determining Marshall was black and then used a racial slur during the arrest -- a claim Porter denied. The jury awarded Marshall $390,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for Porter's actions (the remainder was for the liability of another officer's actions).[more] watch/2005/1/3/hobbs-police-beat-down-another-black-man-cop-with-racist-brutality-past-is-the-arresting-officer.html R_nmpolicenames_policeabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_(Rodriguez, Robert update-02/20/2017)(Ramsdale, Rick-Reynolds, Ed-02/21/2017) (Rodella Jr., Thomas_02/26/2017) R Ramsdale, Rick. (2009) Alamogordo.  Narcotics agent. Caught by other police officers.  Excerpt Abq Journal, By Staff, 03/24/2009) Alamogordo police officer arrested on trafficking charges after release from hospital Saturday.  A 46-year-old undercover narcotics officer with the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety was arrested Saturday on charges of drug trafficking after New Mexico State Police searched his home and found 1.3 pounds of cocaine, the Alamogordo Daily News reported. Reynolds, Ed. (2016) Silver City. Police Chief.  Excerpt KOB. By Chris Ramirez (11/15/2016):  “Nikki was not just one woman up against one man,” Schauer Ives said.  “She was one woman up against an entire police department.”  …Reynolds did place Contreras on administrative leave and took away his gun and badge, but did not arrest him or take any additional steps to protect Nikki. nikki-bascom-mark-contreras/4318951/ Rodella Jr., Thomas.  (03/11/2014 - Incident).  Espanola.  High speed chase, roughing up, son in car, not wearing police uniform, etc. Excerpt from KRQE.  By Hawa Konte. 09/27/2014):  Jury finds Sheriff Rodella guilty on two counts… Count 1 of the Indictment charged Sheriff Rodella with violating the victim’s civil rights by subjecting him to an unreasonable seizure while acting under color of law.  Count 2 charged the Sheriff with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Rodriguez, Robert.  (2014) Deming.  Six months after NM cavity search case, half the cops still on job Romero, Robert. (1986) Albuquerque.  Lead detective in association with Linda Daniels (1986) murder case.  True Crime Diva S_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_ 11/24/2017 Simpson, Dwayne. (Scott, Carroll-02/20/2017)(Salazar, Martin; Sandoval, Vidal- 02/22/2017) S Salazar, Keith. (12/07/2007) Farmington.  New Mexico State Police Officer. 12/7/07 10 pm: Cops charged in drug case.  From Stop the Drug War: “Federal agents today took down two former law officers accused of using insider information to form a large drug ring. Tonight former San Juan County sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman and former New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar are locked up.  According to a federal indictment, Salazar is the key person in the case.” See also Borderland Beat Salazar, Martin.  (2009) Las Vegas, NM.  Although cleared at time of striking a woman Bernadette Varela being put in prison, DA’ Richard Flores’ approach to case seems suspicious. Jailers were witnesses to the abuse.  This case should probably be looked into in more detail. Salcido, Danny. (2014-2015)  Las Cruces.  Excerpt From Cop Block (03/09/2015): Las Cruces man threatens to sue city for $12.5M over police brutalityThe video clearly shows Las Cruces police officers – Danny Salcido and Richard Garcia – rushing into Flynn’s holding cell and attacking him. The Lahann Law Firm representing Flynn say that Salcido and Garcia beat their client so  badly he sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull, a brain hemorrhage, broken ribs and multiple contusions. Flynn’s attorneys filed a 12 million dollar lawsuit on Thursday (March 6th) against the city and several officers involved. Another Deadlocked Jury/Mistrial in New Mexico: (07/01/2016) http://www.lcsun- Sanchez, (first name?) (2001) Gallup. False arrest issue of Emily Ellison. $50,000 settlement.  See also Byers. Sanchez, Allen. (2015) Carlsbad. Excerpt from KRQE (Cheyenne Cope, 09/08/2015): He believes violence against police is getting worse, pointing to the 24 law enforcement officers who have been shot to death in the U.S. just this year. One being the ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston who was pumping gas at the time.  “And the guy comes up behind him and just starts shooting him, even while he’s down just keeps shooting rounds at his body and there’s just no need for that you know,” said Sanchez. Detective Allen Sanchez is a long-time veteran at the Carlsbad Police Department…Detective Sanchez has been with the Carlsbad Police Department for 15 years. He says when he first joined the force he only knew one officer who had ever been involved in a shooting.After a string of deadly ambushes on police officers around the country, a New Mexico police officer is taking to Facebook to let everyone know what it’s like to be a cop…It just bothered me just to see that people would target us because they have an opinion of us and they lump us all together and I just don’t think it’s right,” said Sanchez.He ended his post by asking the bad guys to give officers a break and to stop taking the lives of his brother and sisters.He adds, “If you need a friend or an ear, even a sincere embrace, i’m here for you. Talk to me. Before you make the choice to take one of us out of spite. I love you. Let me prove it to you. Let’s stop all this nonsense.”  Detective Sanchez says the post has gotten quite a bit of attention with people applauding him for his words and praying for his safety. Sandoval, Vidal. (2015)  Springer, Fairfax County.  Deputy. Crime with help of Police Chief.  Excerpt from Abq Journal, By Scott Sandlin. 07/13/2016: Sting operation found him aiding, abetting drug trafficking. pleads-guilty-to-helping-deputy-steal-from-officers-posing-as-drug-couriers.html Sandy, Keith. (2009) Albuquerque.  Officer.  In connection with James Boyd.  Public Health NM Schultz, Ray:  Albuquerque.  Police Chief.  In connection with Sam Costales.  Alb. Journal Scott, Carroll.  (2016) Bloomfield. Lieutenant.  Domestic violence. Scott, 45, was charged Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court with one count of battery on a household member, a misdemeanor. jailed-domestic-abuse-charges/78805802/ Sena, Lucas. 02/17/2017 Santa Fe Shirley, Jake (2008) Lovington Former Lea County officer Excerpt: According to state police, the Lovington Police Department responded to the home of Jimmy Shirley, 48, on Thursday night after getting multiple 911 calls regarding a domestic violence incident. Police found the elder Shirley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Lea County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  investigators said Jimmy Shirley and his wife, Brenda, had been arguing at their son's home so Jake Shirley took his mother home. The elder Shirley followed and became angry when he was locked out. He allegedly broke in and hit his wife in the face, and police said that's when he was shot. Sholtis, Tom. (10/31/2001)  Albuquerque.  Officer.  Violence.  Excerpt from Real Crimes Corruption Overview: Off-duty Albuquerque police officer, Tom Sholtis, encountered Deena Tanberg, (the wife of an Albuquerque FBI agent), chatting with a woman friend in a public park after hours.  Sholtis ordered the two women to come toward him, and when they didn’t instantly comply, Sholtis  “violently slammed Deena Tanberg to the ground, fracturing her arm and causing her ligament damage.” The audiotape from Officer Sholtis’s belt-mounted recorder reflects that he grabbed Deena and broke her arm within 20 seconds of first encountering her, before she had even determined that Sholtis was, indeed, a law enforcement officer. Simpson, Dwayne  Farmington Solano, Greg.  Santa Fe. Former Santa Fe County sheriff.  Stole office equipment and sold on Ebay. Cutting Edge News:  Stepp, Jennifer. (2013) Albuquerque.  Officer. In connection with Marlene Tapia case involving anal probing and lawsuit. The Blaze: shocking-police-abuse-tantamount-to-torture/ See also Victim Incidents/Cases Stinnett, Alfred Clyde. (2001) Ruidoso. Excerpt from Justice dot gov: Department was indicted today on charges of assaulting an individual in the custody of the Ruidoso Police Department, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico announced today.The three count indictment, returned in U.S. District Court in New Mexico today, charges that in November of 2001 defendant Alfred Clyde Stinnett slammed Susanne DiPaolo, an individual in police custody, to her cell floor while she was handcuffed. The indictment also alleges that former police officer Stinnett obstructed justice by submitting misleading information to investigators and tampering with a witness. Stout, Glen. (2016) Albuquerque.  Police sergeant.  In association with Lt. Greg Brachle and Jacob Grant shooting/injury case.  (Abq Free Press 01/13/2016) T_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates: 11/05/2017 Threlkeld, Eric/on domestic violence issues/reforms T Tarango, Jr, Danny. (12/07/2007)  Farmington. From Stop the Drug War: ”According to this federal indictment Countryman acted as the middleman while a Mexican national named Daniel Tarango did the actual dealing.” Taylor, Misty.  (2011) Farmington. Officer.  Watched beating.  In connection with Donovan Tanner case.  Navajo Times  Terrell, Joshua. (2014) Jal, NM.  Fired officer in connection with Police Chief Larry Burns.  The Blaze  Threlkeld, Eric K. Carlsbad. (2017)  Letter to editor in Current Argus (Carlsbad news) on preventing domestic violence  Excerpt from Argus 10/24/2017: I began my career as a police officer in 1986. At that time there was no domestic violence shelter in the town I worked in. The best that a victim could hope for was that there was enough money in the chaplains’ fund to get one night in a cheap motel. If an officer responded to your home for a domestic violence call, he would often tell the victim to leave the house, and ask misguided questions like 'Why do you stay here anyway?  Why do you put up with it?  What did you do to make him angry?' Or make detrimental statements like, “If I have to come back here one more time tonight, someone is going to jail.”   Domestic violence was, for far too long, seen as a lesser offense, and frequently treated like a private matter. Victims were often just sent home from the hospital without intervention, children were left to suffer in silence. And as a consequence, abuse could go on for years. In many cases the violence only ended with the death of a woman or a child. Torres, James. Albuquerque. (04/23/1991) “APD Officers James Torres and Stan Gloria went into an apartment to sell 100 lbs. of marijuana for $60,000….” From Real Crimes U_nmpolicernames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_utley02_17-18_2017 U Utley, Shane. Farmington. Captain.  Excerpt Abq Journal 08/31/2015, By Dan Schwartz / The Daily Times: FARMINGTON — A New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy official has determined that a former San Juan County Sheriff’s Office captain lied in investigations of his alleged use of department-issued ammunition in a trade for an off-road motorcycle.  The ammunition — four boxes of Black Hills .223 match grade bullets and 50 rounds of Federal 12-gauge buckshot — was valued at between $180 and $250, according to the records. The ammunition boxes were also stamped with an identification number that matched rounds kept in the Sheriff’s Office SWAT truck, according to the records.  Utley testified in the hearing that he didn’t know the ammunition belonged to the Sheriff’s Office and that Capt. Brice Current had given it to him, according to the records.  But Hearing Officer Peter Camacho stated in the records that Utley “knew or should have known” the ammunition belonged to the Sheriff’s Office. Current also denies he  gave Utley the ammunition, according to the records.  Current, former-Undersheriff Ron Anderson, the sheriff’s office, and the county and its board of commissioners are also named as defendants in the lawsuit against Christesen. Case file: Complaint against San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen San-Juan-County-Sheriff-Ken-Christesen See also Beth Utley, Sheriff’s spokesperson and Shane Utley’s wife, found mentioned here vwz-nm-policabuses-policenames-thegoldenrivernet_updates: 11/05/2017-vigil, matthew/espanola/child abuse. 02/20/2017- cruz, zavala. 02/21/2017-Varela, Javier-02. Valencia, Jose-02/23/2017) V Valencia, Jose. (2010) Santa Fe police/Pecos related incident.  Detective. Guns/drug dealer/revealing undercover agent.  Possible retaliation by higher ups for reporting corruption and not participating in cover-ups.   Excerpt from Abq Journal (2010):   SANTA FE — A Santa Fe cop may end up losing his badge after he was caught on an FBI tape promising a gun to a drug dealer "who clearly conveyed his intent to commit murder," according to police documents.  Santa Fe police Detective Jose Valencia — who was the police union president at the time the conversation was caught on tape two years ago — was recommended for termination by Chief Aric Wheeler last week, the Journal has learned. The alleged drug dealer is Maximiliano Gonzales of Pecos, whom Valencia has known on some level for years. Valencia has been on administrative leave since October. He also is accused of providing the description of an undercover officer to Gonzales and with making disparaging remarks about fellow officers to the drug suspect, according to state Department of Public Safety documents….But a lawsuit against the city of Santa Fe is in the works, according to an attorney for Valencia who claims his client was the victim of entrapment on the part of "administration higher-ups."    Albuquerque attorney Alvin Garcia told the Journal the actions taken against Valencia were a product of a "retaliation" against his client "for reporting corruption (within the department) and not participating in cover-ups."    "He was warned that things would come back to bite him," Garcia said. "And they have."  Valtierra, Robert.  (1989) Albuq.uerque  Excerpt from Real Crimes: 1/27/89: PETER KLUNCK KILLING (Albq. PD): Peter was shot by three members of the APD ROP Team – Robert Val(tierra, Paul Heatley, and Matt Griffin  -- on the day he was scheduled to appear in court and had told people he was planning to “blow the lid off APD.”  Friends assert that Peter had been involved in criminal activities with Officer Griffin and now wanted out.  Police released a statement that Peter was shot in the chest in self-defense.  In truth, he was shot three times in the back.  Officer Steve Nakamura, who did not fire at Peter, said Peter was unarmed.  “These guys shot him in the back and I don’t know why!” he told his sergeant. Varela, Javier.  (2012) Socorro.  Detective during during bust involving police corruption. police-officers-arrested-have-been-released/55619331 Vega, Angela. (2011)  Columbus. Former police chief. Extortion and trafficking arms. Cutting Edge News  Vigil, Isaac. (2014)  Tucumcari. NMSP Officer. Domestic Violence. charges/ Vigil, Matthew. (2017) Espanola. Child Abuse, Witness Intimidation. Espanola Police Chief on Leave After Child Abuse Indictment (US News/08/21/2017) The police chief of a troubled northern New Mexico city has been placed on leave following grand jury indictments on child abuse and witness intimidation. chief-on-leave-after-child-abuse-indictment w_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_11/26/2017 Wilson, Dusty; Wallace ,Edmund added to list W Wallace, Edmund (2017) Lea County Sheriff’s Deputy. Excerpt from  Hobbs News: 10/05/2017: Lea sheriff’s deputy arrested on sex charge: During the interview Wallace admitted that he allowed the victim to perform oral sex on him after leaving Hobbs Magistrate Court and prior to arrival at LCDC.  Wallace, 31, of Hobbs, was placed under arrest for criminal sexual penetration, a second degree felony.  Wallace was booked at the Hobbs City Jail and then transported to the Eddy County Detention Center in Carlsbad.  Webb, Chris. (2013) Tularosa. Taser used on 10 year old.  By Scott Sandlin.08/15/2013 settles-lawsuit-over-tasered-child.html Wilson, Dusty. (2000)  Clovis. Former Hobbs officer. Excerpt from Amarillo dot com 08/22/2000 By Janet Bresenham:  Former Hobbs officer charged with sexual abuse CLOVIS, N.M. - A former Hobbs Police Department officer charged with sexually abusing his young stepdaughter and stepson was arrested Monday morning after he turned himself in to Lea County authorities, 9th Judicial District Attorney Randall Harris said. Harris has been appointed special prosecutor in the case against Dusty Wilson, 26, who is charged in Lea County with six first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor.Wilson's stepdaughter was 3 years old and his stepson was 5 years old at the time of the alleged abuse, Harris said.If convicted, Wilson could face up to 144 years in state prison because each charge carries a maximum penalty of 24 years' imprisonment under New Mexico law, Harris said. Wilson, Oliver.  (11/7/2013) Santa Fe, New Mexico State Police Officer.  Shot/Killed Jeanette Anaya. z_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_ Z Zapater, Blanca.  (2013) Albuquerque.  Officer.  In connection with Marlene Tapia case. The Blaze shocking-police-abuse-tantamount-to-torture/ See also Victim Incidents/Cases Zavala, Cruz. (2016) Roswell. Domestic violence (wife). dispute-with-wife/
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