I can’t call this justice, especially since too many fired officers show up on other police departments or private security. Still, it is appropriate to get this guy out of APD. Termination recommended for officer who shot woman | Albuquerque Journal News By Ryan Boetel / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:02 … Continue reading Termination recommended for officer who shot woman | Albuquerque Journal News
It’s been about 5 months since a problem cop killed a teenage girl with a shot in the back. Among the many unanswered questions was how officer Jeremy Dear connected Mary Hawkes with the trailer park APD stormed in the early hours, flushing her out and gunning her down as she fled. Now we know: … Continue reading The law is a system of rules. Cops don’t get to break those rules.
Leslie Linthicum sums up the lingering problems with this killing and finds some historical nuance (follow the link for the whole story). A sad tale of police, guns and a family history | Albuquerque Journal News By Leslie Linthicum / Of the Journal PUBLISHED: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 12:05 am “This shooting just made … Continue reading A sad tale of police, guns and a family history | Albuquerque Journal News
I’m surprised but pleased to see the Albuquerque Journal ask this question. Let’s hope they keep asking it every day until APD answers. Editorial: So, was the camera on? | Albuquerque Journal News By Albuquerque Journal Editorial BoardPUBLISHED: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:05 am OK, now we know – no lapel camera video exists … Continue reading So, was the camera on? — Albuquerque Journal Editorial
Officer Dear shot a teenage girl last month. His video camera wasn’t on. A year earlier, his video camera wasn’t on when he kneed a speeder in the groin. Last month, a different cop kneed a DWI suspect in the groin so hard the victim lost a testicle. Does the police academy teach officers to … Continue reading Is knee-to-balls taught at the APD police academy? Seems so.
Why are there still so many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting death of a teenager running from a SWAT team with dogs? Woman was shot three times; had meth in system | Albuquerque Journal News By Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer The trajectory of all three bullets that hit Hawkes passed from the left … Continue reading Don’t forget the young woman killed by the police
No video in several of officer’s arrests | Albuquerque Journal News By Nicole Perez / Journal Staff WriterPUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:05 am Albuquerque police officer Jeremy Dear’s lapel video wasn’t recording when he allegedly punched a man while trying to arrest him during a Downtown brawl in January 2013. His lapel video … Continue reading A pattern of hiding misdeeds (APD)