Friday, August 28, 2009

Albuquerque Police Department, vote of confidence

There is a local blog called; the Eye on Albuquerque, link.
It can be reasonably supposed that, the blogger is knowledgeable about the inner workings and hidden mechanisms in the APD.

It is also reasonably supposed that, (most of) the people who comment on the posts on "the Eye", are also knowledgeable about what is really going on.

Clearly, the blogger could be full of shit. So could all of those
who comment.

But what if they aren't?

What if there really are problems in the APD that are having
a negative effect on the overall efficiency of the department?

Who will investigate? Who will give the powerless a voice?
Who will conduct a confidence vote in the leadership?

Mayoral appointee,
Chief of Police Ray Schultz,
according to the Journal report; "... had no idea of Reserves' actions"

Which begs at least one question; is the declaration that the Chief of Police had no idea that some of his subordinates were routinely breaking the law,
a defense, or a condemnation?

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg was quoted in the Journal this morning, link, on the issue of the investigation of the scandal;

"District Attorney Kari Brandenburg
; according to the Journal;

... She also said she feels APD can investigate the allegations involving the reserves making arrests.
She previously said an independent investigation was warranted, but clarified that APD should do its own independent investigation."

How does one independently investigate oneself?

How do the people compel a truly independent investigation?

What do we do, if our own District Attorney is willing to allow
the good ol' boy to self-investigate?

We know who's covering Ray Schultz' ass,
who is covering ours?

photos Mark Bralley

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