Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Does Houston own a piece of this?

The police officers that are being used to suppress dissidents and dissidence at public meetings, hold commissions from Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston. If he didn't give them commissions, they wouldn't have the badges and guns they are using to abuse peoples' civil rights, link.

According to the MOU between the APS and the BCSD, Houston is supposed to get a "morning report" on any use of force by APS police officers. I doubt that he did.

I don't think APS Police Chief Steve Tellez can even identify all the people he and APS Supt Winston Brooks had arrested that night. Except for me, of course.

If the leadership of the APS violated the MOU (almost before the ink dried) by failing to file a report on a use of force, they should be held accountable. We'll see.

The MOU apparently does not stipulate that, the officers Houston commissions cannot be used to violate the civil rights of the people they are supposed to be protecting.

Perhaps the next MOU will.

One would hope.

photo Mark Bralley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Big deal! Anyone can get arrested. Perhaps you'll share a cell with a 7 year old "criminal" from our public schools.