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.
By Ryan Boetel / Journal Staff Writer
PUBLISHED: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:02 am
Police supervisors have recommended that the officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman be fired, according to the officer’s attorney.
Albuquerque police Officer Jeremy Dear is facing termination, said Thomas Grover, Dear’s attorney. The recommendation is the result of an internal affairs investigation into several issues surrounding Dear, including his history of lapel camera policy violations. …
The Hawkes shooting wasn’t the first time there were questions about the Dear’s lapel camera. [Mary Hawkes was the homeless teenager he shot repeatedly.] He was involved in two arrests in 2013 during which he used force against a suspect and no recording of the arrest was made, according to Journal archives.
And KOAT-TV reported that a review of Dear’s personnel file found other incidents in which Dear’s lapel camera didn’t record an interaction that should have been taped.