THE GOLDEN RIVER
Updates: 12/10/2017 Gonzales, Christopher Santa Fe firing for domestic violence; 11/26/2017 p. 2 shisrley, jake; wallace, edmund/lea county/sex abuse of inmate;11/25/2017 Howard, Sara;  11/24/2017 Simpson, Dwayne NEW MEXICO POLICE ABUSE - POLICE NAMES-2 PAGE 2: G TO N (here)  See also   PAGE ONE  A to F      PAGE THREE O to Z Although most of the police names listed here refer to aberrant or criminalistic cops, some are reformers or are listed to provide other information.  KOD = Killed on/in connection to Duty  DOM=domesticl violence G   Gallagher, Ray     Gallegos, Gilbert     Gallegos John B. Police Lt.     Gallegos, Toby     Galvin, Jerry     Garrison, Larry     Garcia, Esther     Garcia, Holly     Garcia Mike     Garcia, Richard   Garduno Tom Sgt.     Garrison, Larry     Gloria, Stan     Goke, Marvin     Gonzales, Christopher (DOM)     Gordon, Eden     Green, Patrick     Griffin, Matt     Grossetete, Victor     Grover, Tom     Gutierrez,  Jose     Guzman, David  H  Hansen, Whitey     Harger, Shane     Hearn, John     Heatley, Paul     Hernandez/no last name (Deming-probing issue)     Herrera, Leon     Howard, Sara     Huerta, Raul  I   Ielacqua, Paul   J   Jasler, Natalie     Julian, Aaron  K   Killinger, Bryan   L   Large, Houston James (KOD 03/12/2017)      LeHocky, Andrew     Lytle,  John     Lopez, Bert     Lopez, Stephanie     Lucero, Edward      M   Maes, Tomas     Marshall, Mike     Martin, Jeremy     Martinez, Cisco     Martinez, Joe E.     McKinney, Roshern     McAllister, Bruce     Mcclaskey, Skylar     McCormick, James     McCoy, Terry   McCracken, Mark     McDowell Sr,  John “Jack”      Merriman, Ronald   Molinas, Sonny   Montoya, Elias   Montoya, Pete  N  Najar, Gilbert  G_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_(11/24/2017Grover, Tom michaelgarcia-02/18/2017) (Grossetete, Victor-02/21/2017)(Gutierrez, Jose-02/22/2017) (Jerry Galvin, Gilbert Gallegos updates 03/08/2017)(Garrison, Larry (03/13,19/2017)(Goke, Marvin, 03/19/2017) G Gallagher, Ray. Albuquerque.  From Real Crimes: “Sheriff Gallagher admitted to having destroyed evidence in the case against Deputy Burt” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Gallegos, Gilbert (Gil) (07/11/2003) Albuquerque.  Police Chief. Appointed 2001 by Mayor Chavez, replacing a reformer, returning things to corruption. Messing with commission findings, letting guilty officers off. Excerpt from Real Crimes:  7/11/03 Albq. Journal: The Police Oversight Commission discovers that APD Chief Gil Gallegos overstepped his authority by arbitrarily reversing the commission’s findings in two police-shooting cases, exonerating the officers and classifying the shootings as justified.  Gallegos said in commission documents that the case files were his and he could change the findings at any time. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up-and- scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d Gallegos John B. Police Lt. (1995, etc.) Albuquerque. Supervisor APD Internal Affairs Unit.  Burglarizing. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “supervisor of the APD Internal Affairs Unit, was caught burglarizing a liquor store while on duty” from Real Crimes (06/2/1995):  Albuquerque Journal: APD LT. FACES PROBE: Lt. John B. Gallegos, 14-yr veteran of APD and supervisor of Internal Affairs division, faced criminal investigation for burglarizing a liquor store in May, 1995.  He was on duty at the time of the burglary.  from Real Crimes   (09/20/1995:) APD Lt. John B. Gallegos, supervisor of APD Internal Affairs Division, was indicted on counts of commercial burglary, evidence tampering and larceny.  APD said Gallegos was no longer with the department but refused to say if he was fired or resigned”  Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Gallegos, Toby. (1980s-1990s) Albuquerque. Officer.  Excessive force, tampering with evidence, larceny.  Overturned law case. Excerpt from Real Crimes: APD Officer 1993: Albuquerque Journal: APD Officer Toby Gallegos was fired by Police Chief Bob Stover for hitting a car- chase suspect in the back of the head with his nightstick. Gallegos said he didn’t remember doing that, and the firing was rescinded in favor of a 60-day suspension from Excerpt from Real Crimes 06/02/1995: 1995: APD Officer Toby Gallegos was fired by Chief Joseph Polisar, who labeled him a “brutal cop” for hitting a suspect several times with his large metal flashlight and kicking him in the groin.  A city hearing officer ruled the firing justified, but it was later overturned.  Gallegos returned to work and collected $35,627 back wages from his termination date to his reinstatement date.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Galvin, Jerry. (1990s) Albuquerque. Police Chief. Reformer.  Mayor Chavez fired him, restoring “business as usual” in Alb. police corruption.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up- and-scandal/?utm_term=.94b75e07579d Garcia, Esther. (2006) Albuquerque.  False Arrest.  Victim Renae Harbin.  $100,000 settlement.  https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/471444metro06-26-06.htm Garcia, Holly. (2016) Albuquerque.  Detective.  Undercover detective in association with Lt. Greg Brachle and Jacob Grant shooting/injury case.  (Abq Free Press 01/13/2016) Garcia, Michael. Las Cruces. (Incident 2011, Reported 2013).  See NM Police Victims Names -  Diana Guerrero.  Excerpt from Photography is Not a Crime 03/2016: Now, the city of Las Cruces, N.M. has settled to pay $3 million to a woman who was sexually abused by a city police officer during the ride-along. The officer in question, Detective Michael Garcia has since plead guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison. The settlement decision was made on Monday. http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/03/29/new-mexico-police- settle-3-million-lawsuit-hiv-positive-detective-rapes-woman-ride-along/   Garcia, Mike. Albuquerque. APD Sergeant.  Excerpt from Real Crimes: “…Supervisor of officers assigned to public schools, was indicted on sex charges involving a 12-yr-old girl who was staying the night with one of his daughters. (When he was tried in 2004, the jury was deadlocked, and the prosecutors did not seek a retrial.)” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Garcia, Richard. (03/2015) Las Cruces.  Officer. Extensive excessive force. Excerpt from Cop Block (03/09/2015):  Video Proves Las Cruces Cops Lied….the 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 police officers involved. https://www.copblock.org/114550/video-las-cruces-nm-cops-lie-costly/ http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/courts/2016/06/27/ex-lcpd-officer-trial-alleged-cell-beating/86454838/ Another Deadlocked Jury/Mistrial in New Mexico: Garrison, Larry. (2015, 2016) Portales. Excerpt from Albuq. Journal, by Brittney Cannon (10/23/2015): A Portales police officer’s conduct during an internal affairs investigation “displayed a complete lack of integrity and honesty.” That’s according to an Oct. 14 letter from Portales Police Chief Pat Gallegos to District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Reeb said Wednesday that Larry Garrison is no longer employed by Portales police following the investigation. http://krqe.com/2016/03/17/portales-police-officer-fired-after-internal-investigation/ https://www.abqjournal.com/664518/letter-portales-officers-conduct-displayed-lack-of-integrity.html Garduno, Tom. Sergeant.  Albuquerque.  Referencing a then current incident involving  Moriah Smith and a repeatedly offending, victimizing use of a police dog Lehocky (see listing) stated his supervisor, Sgt. Tom Garduno, told him, "Good job. I'm glad nobody died." http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Gloria, Stan. (10/12/1990, etc.) Albuquerque. Detective, Sergeant, narcotics officer.  Numerous serious problems.  Excerpt From Real Crimes: “Armed with a warrant obtained thru false information”(10/05/1990): “APD Narcotics Det. Stan Gloria stated that he had knowledge of drug activity at a particular address….there was no way Gloria could have known about any criminal record” (04/23/1991:) APD Officers James Torres and Stan Gloria went into an apartment to sell 100 lbs. of marijuana for $60,000.  They were posing as drug dealers in order to take the money of real drug dealers.  Torres went into the apartment alone and the suspects pulled a gun on him and tied him up.  A suspect then pulled a gun on Gloria, who was waiting in the parking lot.  Nearby police were alerted and came to the rescue.   The suspects were tried and convicted.  In 1997, Torres and Gloria were awarded medals: 07/19/1995: Albuquerque Journal: APD INVESTIGATES SERGEANT’S ACTIONS - Internal Affairs investigated Sgt. Stan Gloria in connection with a drug situation.  Gloria, a former narcotics officer, was current supervisor of field services on the West Side.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Goke, Marvin.  Santa Fe. New Mexico State Police Officer. Excerpt by Katherine Mozzone (02/22/2016):A DWI stop started it all, namely, an alleged relationship with the woman he arrested that night — 34-year-old Angela Torres. An investigation into former State Police Marvin Goke resulted in a misconduct report, detailing allegations including insubordination, failure to perform duties and unbecoming of an officer.  Yet, the report doesn’t stop there. It also provides an account of an alleged fight. APD captured lapel  video of the interviews after one of Torres’ ex-boyfriends, James Gonzales, reported the fight. http://krqe.com/2016/02/22/state-police-former-officer-should-not-be-a-cop-in-new-mexico/ Gonzales, Christopher. Santa Fe.  (2017) Santa Fe County deputy.  Termination for domestic violence. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/county-fires-deputy-after-domestic-abuse-arrest/article_48688e97-d8e1-580c- 9b93-9a2d3411027f.html Gordon, Eden.  Albuquerque.  Police Chief. Green, Patrick.  Deming.  In connection with David Eckert case. Griffin, Matt.  (1980s) Albuquerque.  Officer.   Numerous crimes - “The Ninja Bandit.”   Excerpt from Kait Arquette: Six months later, Officer Griffin, who fired the death shot, was revealed to be the notorious “The Ninja Bandit” who had been terrorizing Albuquerque for months.  Griffin was sentenced to life for multiple bank robberies and murder of a witness.  Even so, law enforcement continued to refuse to consider the possibility that Griffin killed Peter [Klunck] to keep him from talking. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htmhttp://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm True Crime Diva - Griffin Grossetete, Victor.  (article 07/2015) Albuquerque, Espanola. Cop’s battery charge, brutality lawsuits raise questions about police vetting http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/cop-s-battery-charge-brutality-lawsuits-raise-questions-about- police/article_a5a90ab5-ebbd-59be-a683-4264a7644ade.html Gutierrez, Jose.  (2014)  Santa Fe.  Officer. Resigned after striking Dawn Bourgeois. Excerpt from Santa Fe New Mexican. By Phaedra Haywood (04/15/2014):   Santa Fe police officer accused of using excessive force when he arrested a taxi driver just after midnight last month has resigned from the department.  No criminal charges have been filed against the former officer, Jose Gutierrez, but dashboard camera footage of the arrest taken from his patrol car shows at least one inconsistency between what the department has reported about the incident and what was captured on video. http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/officer-resigns-after-arrest-of-cab-driver/article_ddf76ba8-2f54-517e-a988- 4c325771224e.htm Guzman, David. (06/01/2000) Albuquerque.  Sergeant. Retaliation issue lawsuit against APD.  Exposed serious issues in APD. Excerpt From Real Crimes: Albuquerque Journal: JUDGE REFUSES TO QUASH EX-APD SGT’S SUIT AGAINST CITY-- A federal judge rejected a request to throw out a 1999 lawsuit alleging APD retaliated against former police sergeant David Guzman for speaking out against alleged discrimination and misconduct.  Guzman, who took early retirement after 22 years with APD, mostly with a unit dealing with drug interdiction, alleged he was passed over six times for promotion to lieutenant and transferred to a section consisting of street-level detectives because he was an outspoken member of two unions representing Hispanic officers and because he complained about alleged police misconduct.  The lawsuit said Guzman told supervisors about an APD captain involved in a domestic dispute involving a gun.  He said, during that investigation, he found 58 phone calls made from the captain's home to a known drug dealer and that officers severely beat up a drug informant.  http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Grover, Tom excerpt al jazeeraThis culture has changed very little since Costales' days in the department, according to former officer Tom Grover. "It was a running joke at the department: 'Did they have a gun, wink wink, nod nod?'" Grover says. "There wasn't any concealing or diminishing of [the] APD's propensity for violence. It was there, it was acknowledged, it was accepted."Grover joined the department in 2004 and left in 2011 after a botched APD investigation into the death of his close friend Mary Han, a well-known civil rights lawyer and outspoken critic of the APD."I'd taken tenfolds of carbon-monoxide suicides or attempts at suicide. And it's not this pristine scene that you see in the movies," says Grover of the way Han's body was found. "People look sunburnt. They sweat because of the heat from the exhaust. They expectorate, there's snot everywhere. There's a lot of scratching. It's a very violent death. Theres nothing pleasant or sublime about it. Its an ugly, ugly scene … Mary, however, is just sort of there like, 'Hey, wake up.'"What followed was a series of unusual events, as numerous high-ranking APD officials and city civilians arrived on the scene, something Grover had never seen before. According to a police report filed by Grover (and later lost by the APD), the lieutenant said that while on the scene he overheard detectives commenting that Han was a staged murder, that it was a homicide, that Han was "clearly taken out".Later that evening, Grover got a call from a lieutenant on the graveyard shift saying the APD never made the call-out to investigate Han's death as a homicide."It just stinks to high heaven," says Grover, speaking of the inconsistencies in Han's toxicology screen, her body position and her apparent carbon-monoxide suicide. "Everything about that scene was consistent with a staged homicide." http://www aljazeera com/indepth/features/2015/08/albuquerque-pd-case-study-police-brutality-150828061722574.html H_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_(Herrera, Leon 02/22/2017)(Harger, Shane; 02/27-28/2017; 03/01/2017)(Heatley, Paul-02/23/2017) H Hansen, Whitey (1981) Albuquerque.  Police Chief. 1981, see Greg Avila, Excerpt From Real Crimes: “told the press (in regard to the actions of the two officers), “When you’re in Rome, you do as the Romans do.” He said there are no guidelines or rules for undercover officers” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Harger, Shane. (2014)  Jemez Springs.  Chief. Fired, seems to have been retaliative.  Excerpt by Warner Todd Huston 03/30/2014: Chief Harger attended the Las Vegas gathering of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) to hear what the group had to say about its goals. Harger says he’d never attended such an event in the past and until the Vegas event was not a member of the group.  On the way to the CSPOA event, though, the chief suddenly found that his name had been placed on some sort of watchlist by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and he was harassed by TSA agents as he tried to board his plane. Harger reported that when he got to the airport a man who briefly flashed a badge and claimed to be a “federal agent” (from what agency he would not say) informed the police chief that he was a “person of interest” and that he had to be detained. http://www.publiusforum.com/category/states/new-mexico/ Excerpt Abq  Journal 09/2015:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The rape case against former Jemez Police Chief Shane Harger has been dismissed, but a special prosecutor plans to refile charges.  The effort to dismiss the case reveals details of the January 2013 night Harger is accused of raping a 19-year-old Los Alamos woman traveling through his jurisdiction in Jemez.  The dismissing court documents also show mistakes made by the 13th District Court prosecutors in pursuing the August 2014 indictment of Harger.  Before being charged in the rape case, Harger had a role in a web of at least three law enforcement scandals, earning him a spot as a darling among anti-federal government groups who say the federal government is targeting him for participating in a meeting of sheriff’s who vow to strictly follow the federal constitution and who oppose federal overreach.Harger was charged with criminal sexual contact and penetration, kidnapping and extortion, but little detail was initially released about what prompted the charges.  But details of the night were made public in court filing by Harger’s defense attorneys Ray Twohig and Lisa Torraco.  They show prosecutors allege Harger was using a confidential drug informant who told him a vehicle heading into his village of Jemez had heroin in it.  Harger and one other officer stopped the vehicle after they said it was speeding and brought all four occupants out at gunpoint. The documents say Harger eventually found a very small amount of heroin in the vehicle.  A woman in the vehicle later told investigators that Harger said because there were no female officers on the Jemez force available, he would have to search her.  He took her into the Jemez police office, had her privately strip down in the bathroom, cough several times and then redress.  He then looked for items on the bathroom floor before returning her to the scene of the arrest. https://www.abqjournal.com/651228/details-emerge-in-police-chief-rape-case.html Excerpt from Taos News: Former Taos Police Dept. officer charged with rape.  A former Taos Police Department officer who left the agency following numerous allegations of misconduct was arrested Thursday (Aug. 7) on charges of raping a 19-year-old woman in Sandoval County. http://www.taosnews.com/stories/former-taos-police-dept-officer-charged-with-rape,36677 Excerpt from Publius Forum:  New Mexico Police Chief Fired Likely Because He Attended Constitutional Rights Gathering http://www.publiusforum.com/2014/03/30/new-mexico-police-chief-fired-likely-attended-constitutional-rights-gathering/ https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/corruption-drug-running-murder-and-a-fired-police-chief/ http://deadlinelive.info/2014/02/02/tsa-harasses-police-chief-placed-on-administrative-leave-told-to-disband-entire-police-department/ Hearn, John.  See Greg Avila and John Hansen. Involved in wrongful attack of a suspect, complicity with Avila.  Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Heatley, Paul. (1989) Albuquerque. Associated with killing Peter Klunck a likely whistleblower of APD abuses.  Excerpt from Kaitarquette:   Peter Klunk did off-the-books body work at the chop shop on Arno where the VW Bug sought to take refuge after Kait was shot.  APD Officer Matt Griffin was one of the rogue cops who hung out at that chop shop.  In January 1989, (six months before Kait’s murder), Peter was shot by three members of the APD ROP Team – Robert Valtierra, 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.” http://kaitarquette.arquettes.com/corruption%20overview.htm Hernandez, first name? (2013) Deming. Officer.  Probing incident in connection with David Eckert case. Huffington Post Herrera, Leon.  (2015)  Springer. Police Chief.  Excerpt Abq Journal:  Ex-Springer chief Leon Herrera, in his plea agreement Thursday, acknowledged that he pretended to be a federal Drug Enforcement Administration officer to help deputy Vidal Sandoval persuade the faux drug couriers to hand over money from their car.  “At that time, I knew that my false statements and misrepresentations… served the purpose of assisting Sandoval in stealing the money in the vehicle,” Herrera states in his plea document filed in Albuquerque federal court. Herrera pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer and was released. He faces up to three years in prison. https://www.abqjournal.com/661096/ex-springer-police-chief-pleads-guilty-to-helping-deputy-steal-from-officers-posing-as-drug- couriers.html Howard, Sara (2017) Farmington. San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy.  Excerpt from KOB 09/15/2017: State Police Chief Pete Kassetas identified the two officers who shot and killed suspect William Wilson as NMSP Officer Dwayne Simpson and San Juan Sheriff's Deputy Sara Howard.  The officers shot Wilson, 26, after they said Wilson pulled a gun out of his waistband and started firing at them as the officers tried to arrest him during a traffic stop. Body camera video of the shooting won't be released until the investigation is finished. http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/farmington-officer-involved-shooting-william-wilson/4604493/ Huerta, Raul.  (2012)  Socorro.  Excerpt:  Raul Huerta-communications shift supervisor, arrested for alleged delivery of marijuana greater than 5 pounds but under or equal to 50 pounds http://www.kvia.com/news/names-of-socorro-police-officers-arrested-have-been-released/55619331  I_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet I Ielacqua, Paul: Albuquerque. Describes some problems police have. KUNM. J_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet J Jasler, Natalie. (06/22/2003) Albuq. From Real Crimes:  6/22/03: Bernalillo County deputies were called to the home of police-watchdog activist Gilbert Elizondo and his wife after the death of his wife’s mother, who died of natural causes.  Sgt. Natalie Jasler tried to prevent Mrs. Elizondo from viewing her mother's body, and when Elizondo stepped in to block a blow by Jasler to his wife, Jazler slapped and kicked the couple.  Elizondo was then arrested on a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer.  Jasler kneed Elizondo in the groin several times while he was handcuffed and other deputies held him. Jasler’s charges against Elizondo were later dropped  http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Julian, Aaron.  (02/2002)  Rio Rancho.  From Real Crimes: 2/02:  “Officer Aaron Julian, Rio Rancho Dept. of Public Safety, was indicted for five felony counts of child abuse. The DA failed to send a Grand Jury Target letter so all charges were dropped. Aaron Julian's wife was then arrested and charged with the five felony counts.” http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm K_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet K Killinger, Bryan. (05/15/2003) Albuquerque. From Real Crimes: 5/15/03: APD Officer Bryan Killinger was fined $15,000 for unlawful detention and excessive force against a bicyclist, Jackie Shane.  Killinger did a U-turn in front of Shane, almost causing an accident.  When she called out to him to use a turn signal, he grabbed her by the head and pulled her off her bike, throwing it to the ground and stomping on the rear wheel.  He, then, hit her, handcuffed her, and threatened to file false charges against her. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm L_nmpoliceabusenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates (Lytle, John - updated 02/20/2017) L LeHocky, Andrew: (1990s) Albuquerque. There are a strange number of cases associated with this man which need to be double-checked.   From Real Crimes: APD Officer “sicced his 80-pound attack dog on a homeless woman who was asleep at the time.  This was the same Andrew LeHocky who had just been named “Officer of the Month.”  (01/29/1992:) “APD Officer Andrew Lehocky was sued for violating the civil rights of Kenneth Wayne Tortolita. Although no further information regarding this case is available, the case was settled for an undisclosed sum of money on 09/10/1992. “ …05/13/1992: APD Officer Andrew Lehocky was sued when his police dog attacked Sheldon Waddles, a peaceful demonstrator at a rally (and the son of a local fire chief). The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed sum of money…”03/27/1996: APD Officer Andrew Lehocky was sued for allowing or ordering an attack dog to bite and maul Isaac Ortiz. As with the two previous suits, this lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed sum of money.”… “02/26/1999: APD Officer Andrew Lehocky released his police dog, Bart, on an unarmed teenager, Moriah Smith, who was hiding in a school yard after a boy she met at a party fired a gun and frightened her. Bart was supposedly sent in to locate Moriah and “guard and bark” to let Officers know where she was hiding. Instead, Bart ran into the schoolyard, located Moriah and immediately attacked her. Bart never bothered—or was ordered not—to bark. The attack left Moriah with four deep wounds that required three surgeries and a skin graft. Lehocky stated his supervisor, Sgt. Tom Garduno, told him, "Good job. I'm glad nobody died." A federal jury subsequently found Lehocky liable for the Moriah Smith attack. Lehocky was ordered to pay the $50,000 necessary to partially remove scars. Lehocky contended that Moriah must be a “bad” girl because his dog, Bart, would only bite “bad” people. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Lopez, Bert.   Santa Fe.  Private Investigations Lopez, Stephanie. Albuquerque. Excerpt from Washington Post:  One particularly poignant example concerns the city’s police union. In 2012, TV reporter Christina Rodda filed a lawsuit against the city and against Officer Stephanie Lopez. According to Rodda’s lawsuit, she was covering a rave at a club called Tumbleweeds when she caught Lopez on tape getting rough with a teenager. Lopez then demanded that Rodda hand over the tape. Rodda initially objected. Lopez then confiscated the entire camera. If she had taken the camera because the video was evidence of some kind, she should have tagged the camera and taken it to the police station. Instead, according to Rodda’s lawsuit, Lopez took the camera home. Three days later, the camera was returned to Rodda’s employer, KOB. The incriminating video had been deleted. Rodda was able to recover the file with the assistance of a specialist. Lopez then had Rodda arrested. The charge — “criminal trespass” — was summarily dismissed by a judge.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the- watch/wp/2014/04/14/albuquerques-long-history-of-police-abuse-cover-up-and-scandal/?utm_term=.64fe519d7302 Lucero, Edward. 06/11/2002:  Santa Rosa.  From Real Crimes: “6/11/02: TROY PINO SUSPICIOUS DEATH (Santa Rosa PD)Troy died four days after a brutal assault by his girlfriend’s ex-husband, Edward Lucero.  Witnesses reported that the 260-pound Lucero knocked Troy to the floor, beat him with his fists and kicked him repeatedly with steel-tipped shoes.  The first officer at the scene was Lucero’s nephew, Officer Justin Anaya…. The supervising officer, Officer Joe E. Martinez, who arrived slightly after that, was Lucero’s best friend.  He terminated the assault by physically restraining Lucero.  No arrests were made and no charges filed.  No medical attention was sought for Troy.  Although there were seven other witnesses, police made no mention of Lucero’s assault in their reports. The following day, Officer Martinez forced Troy out of his girlfriend's car as they prepared to drive to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Martinez followed Troy for several hours. Troy went to a friend's house where he fell ill from the beating and was transported to the hospital in Santa Rosa. He was airlifted to UNMH where he died. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Lytle, John.  Belen.  (2014) Excerpt from KRQE.  By Tina Jensen, 10/20/2014: Lytle admits, while the young man was handcuffed, he hit him on the head with his open hand, threw him on the ground and kicked dirt on him, saying, “If I see you break into my house again, I will bury you.”  Lytle pleaded guilty in April and faces up to 10 years in prison.  http://krqe.com/2014/10/20/former-cop-asks-for-probation- in-assault-case M_nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuse_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_11/05/2017 Malone, Casey/Farmington. (McCracken, Mark 05/30/2017); (MckinneyR- update02/20/2017)(McDowell Sr, John “Jack”-02/21/2017)(Montoya, Clayton; McClaskey, Skylar-02/22/2017) (Martin, Jeremy. - 02/26/2017) M Maes, Tomas. (10/31/2003) Albuquerque. Shot, possibly poisoned puppy. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “10/31/03: Albq. Journal: NM State Police Officer Tomas Maes, shot a neighbor child’s Golden Retriever puppy in the face with a 45-caliber handgun, because it wandered into his yard after the neighbor, Vanessa Salizar, 12, accidentally left a gate open. Officer Maes explained he was concerned about the safety of his son who was playing next door at his parents' home. The State Police exonerated Maes of any wrongdoing. The dog survived the shooting but a few days later was poisoned.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm Malone, Casey. (2017) Farmington. Wrongful allegations.   Comments on alleged abuse by another officer (not Malone) on Facebook. Excerpt from KOB: Investigators said the video is from Jan. 25. They were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated person in the entry way of a Dollar Tree store on Broadway. The officer placed handcuffs on the man and while searching him, and the man fell. The officer was unable to stop him from falling.  The video seems to prove there is no evidence of the man being beaten, nor does it match what was described on Facebook.“We were able to essentially absolve the officer of any wrongdoing in a matter of 30-45 minutes,” Malone said. Farmington police officers have been equipped with body cameras since 2011. The department says they take any accusations of wrongdoing very seriously.  “If there is an officer that isn't upholding our standards, we want to be notified, we want to look into the incidents, we want to take corrective actions, we want officers serving the citizens of our community appropriately,” said Malone. http://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/farmington-police-department-facebook-brutality-claim-didnt-happen/4392734/ Marshall, Mike. (04/3/1999) Albuquerque. Excerpt from Real Crimes: Albuquerque Journal: Former Sheriff’s Deputy, Michael Lee Disney, appeared before a US Magistrate on charges that he threatened DEA Agent Mike Marshall because of Marshall’s testimony against him. Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm.  From Border Land Beat: In 2003, Christesen worked for the Region II Drug Task Force when officials caught a former deputy named Mike Marshall dealing drugs Border Land Beat (2011):  http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us.html  Martin, Jeremy.  (2014 - slain) Santa Fe.  Deputy.  Killed by another deputy, Tai Chan.  Excerpt from KOAT. By Devon Armijo. (10/28/2014):   Slain deputy's wife pregnant with 4th child.  The two returned to the hotel around midnight. Police said the argument between the two escalated and Chan fired several gunshots at Martin. Martin was attempting to flee to an elevator at the time he was shot, according to police.  Police said Martin was shot several times in the back. Witnesses said they heard at least six shots.  http://www.koat.com/article/deputy-charged-in-murder-of-fellow-deputy-1/5060043 Martinez, Cisco. (10/24/1998)  Albuquerque. From Real Crimes: 10/24/1998 “Albuquerque Police Detective Cisco Martinez was accused of entrapment for hiring two girls from an escort service to come to his motel room and dance nude, which is not illegal.  However, he then attempted get the women to touch his genital area and to allow him to fondle them.  When they refused, stating that this would be illegal, he had them busted for prostitution anyway.  The women were found innocent in court.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Martinez, Joe E.  (06/11/2002) Santa Rosa. Involved in Troy Pino death. Excerpt from Real Crimes: “6/11/02: TROY PINO SUSPICIOUS DEATH (Santa Rosa PD) Troy died four days after a brutal assault by his girlfriend’s ex-husband, Edward Lucero.  Witnesses reported that the 260-pound Lucero knocked Troy to the floor, beat him with his fists and kicked him repeatedly with steel-tipped shoes.  The first officer at the scene was Lucero’s nephew, Officer Justin Anaya…. The supervising officer, Officer Joe E. Martinez, who arrived slightly after that, was Lucero’s best friend.  He terminated the assault by physically restraining Lucero.  No arrests were made and no charges filed.  No medical attention was sought for Troy.  Although there were seven other witnesses, police made no mention of Lucero’s assault in their reports. The following day, Officer Martinez forced Troy out of his girlfriend's car as they prepared to drive to Las Vegas, New Mexico. Martinez followed Troy for several hours. Troy went to a friend's house where he fell ill from the beating and was transported to the hospital in Santa Rosa. He was airlifted to UNMH where he died. http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm McAllister, Bruce. (07/21/1995) Albuquerque. Possible set-up.  Excerpt from Real Crimes: “07/21/1995-Albuquerque Journal: CITY TO PAY FIRED COP $450,000, BUT WON’T SAY WHY-- A legal settlement by the City of Albuquerque awarded Bruce McAllister, fired APD narcotics detective accused of robbing drug dealers and raping a prostitute, $450,000.00.  McAllister said he was set up.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  Mcclaskey, Skylar. (2015) Albuquerque. Child abuse.  Excerpt from KOAT. By Megan Cruz. 02/16/2015: An Albuquerque Police Officer is on paid leave after he and his wife [Jodi] were arrested for child abuse Saturday. http://www.koat.com/article/apd-officer-accused-of- slapping-hitting-stepson/5062197 McCormick, James. (2017) Commander. Carlsbad, Artesia, Eddy County.  Excerpt from LCSUN-News (2017): The plot targeted specific personnel within the Carlsbad Police Department, Artesia Police Department and the Eddy County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release from the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force…Commander James McCormick with the PVDTF said the suspects planned to use firearms and explosives to carry out their plans on the targeted officers….An ‘intensive, multi-agency investigation’ began once the plot was discovered, police said, and led law enforcement to believe suspects had already taken steps to further the plan.  McCormick said it appears the suspects intended to hire assailants to target the officers.http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2017/02/07/several- officers-targeted-revenge-plot/97620692/ McCoy, Terry. (2012) Farmington.  Sheriff’s Deputy. In connection with William Mike case. LA Times McCracken, Mark. (08/05/1995 - Melanie’s death ) Los Lunas - Death by apparent car accident near there. Albuquerque - case tried. See Real Crimes: A New Mexico State Police sergeant suspected of murdering his wife, Melanie McCracken.   Behind the Blue Wall: There seem to be holes in the investigation.  Alb. Journal: A district judge has cleared retired State Police officer Mark McCracken of murder charges stemming from his wife Melanie's death in a 1995 car crash near Los Lunas.  Retired District Judge David Bonem of Clovis was critical of State Police for not involving an independent agency early on when investigating one of their own….McCracken was charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence by a Valencia County grand jury in 2003, but the charges were dismissed because an investigator for the prosecution was in the grand jury room during testimony. http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2011/12/nm-remembering-state-police-sgts-wife.html https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/280895metro12-31-04.htm http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/53066500 http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm see additional material on McCracken case in Notes - 2017-13 McDowell Sr, John “Jack”. (2011) Rio Rancho. Excerpt from Abq Journal. By Argen Duncan / Rio Rancho Observer Staff Writer 12/06/2014  Ex-State Police officer found guilty of murder.  One of the men charged with stabbing a Rio Rancho man to death in July 2011 faces more than 30 years in prison after a Sandoval County jury convicted him in the homicide.  Jurors found 58-year-old John “Jack” McDowell Sr., a former State Police officer, guilty of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the slaying of James Chavez…McDowell’s son, John McDowell Jr., also is charged with murder in the case. His trial is pending. https://www.abqjournal.com/506723/exstate-police-officer-found-guilty-of-murder.html McKinney, Roshern.  Grants.  Excerpt from KRQE:  New Mexico sergeant arrested after lapel camera investigation Lapel video appears to show officer’s illegal activity.  By Haley Rush.  08/24-25-2016.GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A police sergeant in New Mexico was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing and distributing drugs.  The Sergeant, 33-year-old Roshern McKinney, is accused of giving his girlfriend, 23-year-old Tanicka Gallegos-Gonzales, marijuana he took from the Grants Police Station.http://krqe.com/2016/08/24/new-mexico-sergeant-arrested-after-lapel-camera-investigation/  Merriman, Ronald. Albuquerque.  From Real Crimes:  In connection with Kait Arquette case (1989) and others.(see “Kaitlyn Arquette Case” and  “Benny Esquivel Case” and Lindsey Curtis case”…On Lindsey Curtis: “ (Albq. PD): Curtis was stabbed in the back in broad daylight.  He stumbled across the street to a 7-11 store and  collapsed on the floor.  APD Officer Ronald Merriman … was dispatched to the scene, as was the Fire Department.  The medics later testified that Officer Merriman refused to allow them to treat Curtis until he finished interrogating him.  Curtis bled to death at the scene.  Curtis was schizophrenic and used marijuana as a type of self- medication.  His father, Victor Lindsey, says APD shrugged off the murder as “just one drug addict killing another.”from Real Crimes Molinas, Sonny.  (2014, 2016) Albuquerque.  In connection with Mary Hawkes case. Alb. Journal Montoya, Clayton. Clayton. (2015) By Alex Goldsmith (04/17/2015http://krqe.com/2015/04/17/new-mexico-officer-arrested-for-using- taser-to-flirt/   and http://abc7amarillo.com/news/local/clayton-police-officer-arrested-fired?id=1190712#.VS6urZP9yip Montoya, Elias. Raw Story Montoya, Pete. (07/2002)  Rio Rancho. From Real Crimes: “7/2/02: Rio Rancho Observer: Sandoval County Sheriff Deputy Pete Montoya was indicted on 18 counts of criminal sexual contact with a 5-yr-old child.  (Montoya was the lead detective in the John Sherman case, 12/27/98.) http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm N nmpolicenames_nmpoliceabuses_systemabuse_thegoldenrivernet_updates_(Najar, Gilbert-02/21/2017) N Najar, Gilbert.  Silver City.  Director of Silver City police academy. Excerpt from New Yorker 02/02/2015Gilbert Najar, the director of the police academy in Silver City, New Mexico, who worked for the Albuquerque Police Department for twenty-five years, told me that the department “did policing one way in the South Valley, where there were a lot of immigrant families and people of lower socioeconomic status, and we knew we could violate their rights. But we did not dare commit those tactics in the affluent neighborhoods, where we knew they would file complaints on us.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/son-deceased
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