Friday, November 19, 2010

Brooks honors APS Police Department

APS Supt Winston Brooks made some time in his busy schedule to meet with the entire APS Police Department, link.

Brooks claimed he had never had the opportunity to talk to the entire APS PD; a publicly funded private police force that is not accredited, certificated, or certified by anyone except the leadership of the APS. For whatever good they do, the APS PD amounts to a Praetorian Guard covering up administrative and executive misconduct.

The APS PD is currently "investigating" allegations of felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators. Their investigation of their own internal misconduct has been going on for more than three and a half years; long past the expiration of statutes of limitation on criminal misconduct.

The current Chief Steve Tellez has not responded to multiple emails regarding his intention to ever close the case, and surrender public records to public knowledge.

His predecessor, APS Chief Bill Reed indicated that the investigation was done, save "finishing touches", months ago.

The investigation is being kept open to use technicalities, loopholes, and legal weaselry to hide the truth from stakeholders.

I am assuming that Brooks took Tellez aside to thank him in private for his support in the ongoing cover up. Tellez is apparently willing to take a hit for being incompetent and unscrupulous in order that Brooks will never have to explain why it has taken 3-1/2 years to complete a simple investigation, and why, evidence of felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators has not been surrendered to the DA for prosecution.

It was Tellez who agreed to allow the APS Police Officers to enforce Marty Esquivel's illegal restraining order that prevents me from attending board meetings and challenging the leadership of the APS on their cover up of the APS PD corruption, the denial of due process to whistle blowers, and the their abdication as role models of the student standards of conduct.

Tellez was the target recently, of a no-confidence vote by the rank and file, most of who are decent men and women often embarrassed to follow orders requiring them to participate in the denial of the constitutional rights they once solemnly swore to defend.

Also in private, Brooks must be expressing his gratitude to Journal Editor Kent Walz for the fact that the Journal is willing to ignore the cover up of the corruption that was first reported in the Journal in February 2007, link.

Brooks must also be very grateful that Walz and his cronies at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government gave him an award for being a "champion of transparency" while at the same time hiding public records in plain violation of the NM Inspection of Public Records Act.

photo and frame grab Mark Bralley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone out there know how many APS police officers and how many APS police cars we now have? And does anyone know what these people do all day? I haven't seen them at any of the schools I sub at, they are all either APD or Campus Security. I can't seem to find anyone who knows.