City And DOJ “Use Of Force Investigation Team” A Bad Mistake; Police Reform Groups Want APD Receivership; Court Ask Questions About APD Management As Union Members And Chief’s Lack Of Authority To Terminate Cops; Give Federal Monitor Special Master Authority Over APD To Implement CASA Reforms

On Friday, December 4, an all-day status conference hearing was held “virtually” before Federal District Judge James Browning on the 12th Compliance Audit Report of the APD reforms mandated under the Court Approved Settlement Agreement (CASA). Upward of 90 people … Continue reading

APD Accuses Former APD Spokesman Simon Drobik Of Time Card Fraud; Investigation Must Go All The Way Up APD Chain Of Command And Mayor’s Office; Four Ambitious “Would Be Governors” On Collision Course

Late Friday afternoon, October 23, in a very dramatic and hard fall from grace, former Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Department Spokesman Simon Drobik was accused in an APD Internal Affairs Investigation (IA) of repeated time card fraud from January to … Continue reading

NM State Auditor Colon Calls In NM Attorney General Balderas To Help With Probe Of APD Overtime Abuse; The Irony Of The 3 Amigos Of Colon, Balderas And Keller Having Served As State Auditor Not Lost On Anyone; Stakes Are Very High For Keller Seeking Re-Election

On Monday July 13, New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon said his office was ordering a special audit of APD’s overtime payment policies to APD Police Officers. On July 13, APD announced that on Friday, July 11, longtime APD spokesman … Continue reading