Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Gil Lovato drops lawsuit against APS

In the Journal's Around the Metro Area section; link sub req.

Former APS Chief of Police, Gil Lovato has announced that he
is dropping his lawsuit against the APS.

Lovato's career in the APS ended after allegations of public
corruption and criminal conspiracy surfaced in the APS
police department almost two years ago.

Actually it ended six months after the allegations became
public. He was kept on paid leave until his contract expired;
a move which cost taxpayers about $35K, and kept Lovato
out of a courtroom where he said he would spill the beans on
the leadership of the APS. He and his attorney Sam Bregman
had announce that if Lovato ever got to court and told the
truth about the corruption and incompetence in the leadership
of the APS, there wouldn't be a single senior APS administrator
left standing.

In fact, two of APS most senior administrators, Beth Everitt and
Tom Savage both ended their careers in the APS shortly after
the many problems in the leadership of the APS came to the
attention of stakeholders.

Two senior administrators down, who knows how many to go?

An impartial audit would answer that question, but school
board head honcho Paula Maes, and the new superintendent
Winston Brooks say that audit will never happen.

Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg is
apparently of the same persuasion; two years later and she
is stilling sitting on the evidence of public corruption and
criminal conspiracy, trying to decide if a crime was committed.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

As I have posted ad nauseum, Gil ignored specific documents showing probable cause to believe that multiple felony crimes ere being committed at Charter Vocational High. If anyone cares to get a copy of the State Police Report, much of the PI investigation by "Bullet" Bob Casey is quoted therein.

Again, this is re-hash, but it is every special deputy's resonsibility to uphold the Contitution and specifically to take action when a reasonable special deputy would find completed probable cause and crime elements. In simpler talk? Cops should investigate crimes they get told about, by law.

He did nothing; the case was later found viable enough for a 64 count elony indictment - a good case by any standard, and proof of Lovato's negligence.