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NAMES A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 E F G1 G2 H1 H2 IJK L M1 M2 M3 N O P R S T W QUV-XYZ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salas Max, NMSP Salazar Keith, Farmington Salazar Martin, Las Vegas Salcido Danny, Las Cruces Sanchez Allen, Carlsbad Sanchez Kevin, Albuquerque Sanchez,Gallup Sandoval Vidal, Cimarron Sandy Keith, Albuquerque Schultz Ray, Albuquerque Sedler Anthony, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ES S: BRIEF EXCERPTS/SOURCES NEW MEXICO POLICE Salas, Max San Juan County, NMSP-New Mexico State Police/Detective. Incident involving Marin in 2009, Victim Reyes and Mario Marin, ABQ Jrnl-2016’ Case(s) 2018-Filed Appeals 10th Circuit-No. 16-2225 (D.C. No. 1:12-CV-00448-KG-KKcase includes Max Salas: MARIO D. MARIN; REYES MARIN, Plaintiffs - Appellants, v. GARY KING, Attorney General of New Mexico, individually; STEVEN S. SUTTLE, Assistant Attorney General of New Mexico, individually; HEATHER FERGUSON GREENHOOD; PATRICIA FEESER NORRIS, D.V.M.,Defendants - Appellees. Articles ABQ (Albuquerque) Journal 2016: Ranchers settle lawsuit in rooster slaughter. Reyes and Mario Marin alleged in the lawsuit that New Mexico State Police agent Max Salas, along with other local and state officials, violated their constitutional rights by seizing about 435 roosters and chickens from the Marins’ ranch in San Juan County on May 4, 2009. https //www abqjournal com/810551/ranchers-settle-lawsuit-in-rooster-slaughter-2 html Salazar. Keith Farmington, New Mexico State Police Officer, Drug Ring. Incident 2007/Narcotics Traffic- Distribute/Sentenced/Prison 6 yrs 2008. See also Deputy Levi Countryman and non-officer Daniel Tarango Jr. Salazar resigned in 2007 in response to allegations. The indictment accused the three men of working together to traffic and distribute narcotics during much of 2007. Sheriff Christesen applied extra pressure on FBI to catch them. Albuquerque Journal 2008/12/10) NM Ex-agents Each Get 6 Years in Prison. By Tim Korte. https //www abqjournal com/news/state/apprison12-10-08 htm Excerpt: Two former San Juan County law enforcement agents who worked on a narcotics task force each received six-year prison sentences Wednesday for their roles in a drug distribution ring. Former state police Officer Keith Salazar and former San Juan County sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman each pleaded guilty earlier this year to a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Prosecutors commended the FBI for cracking the case. U.S. Attorney Greg Fouratt said Salazar and Countryman were paid by drug dealers for sharing closely held police information, including the identities of confidential informants and officers working undercover. By doing so, they endangered the lives of law enforcement colleagues. "In a way, this sentencing is bittersweet," Fouratt said. "You have police officers who are going on the payroll of violent drug traffickers and exchanging sensitive law enforcement information for money." U.S. District Judge James Browning also ordered five years of supervised release after the men complete their prison terms. A third man wanted in the case, Daniel Tarango Jr., remains a fugitive. The FBI has said he is armed and dangerous. Salazar and Countryman were assigned to the Region II Narcotics Task Force established to reduce narcotics use, sales and trafficking in San Juan County, according to an indictment. The indictment accused the three men of working together to traffic and distribute narcotics during much of 2007. Salazar resigned last year after being confronted with the allegations. Sheriff's officials have said Countryman left the department in 2004. https //www abqjournal com/news/state/apprison12-10-08 htm Stop the Drug War 2007/12/07 Cops charged in drug case 12/7/07 10 pm: Cops charged in drug case. From Stop the Drug War: “Federal agents today took down two former law officers accused of using insider information to form a large drug ring. Tonight former San Juan County sheriff's Deputy Levi Countryman and former New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar are locked up. According to a federal indictment, Salazar is the key person in the case.” http //stopthedrugwar org/chronicle/2007/dec/07/law_enforcement_weeks_corrupt_com See also Borderland Beat Salazar, Martin Las Vegas, Likely Las Vegas PD/Officer at time of 2009 charges, In 2009 investigation into officer’s alleged wrongdoing, -, Find a Case dot com-2011; ABQ Jrnl-2009/07/17 Watch for Antics Although cleared at time of striking a woman Bernadette Varela being put in prison, DA’ Richard Flores’ approach to case seems suspicious. Jailers were witnesses to the abuse. This case should probably be looked into in more detail. Find a Case dot com: Investigation clears Las Vegas NM officer of criminal wrongdoing. (2011) 2011--http //nm findacase com/research/wfrmDocViewer aspx/xq/fac 20110422_0000525 DNM htm/qx https //www abqjournal com/13819/investigation-clears-las-vegas-n-m-police-officer-of-criminal- wrongdoing html Albuquerque Journal 2009/07/17 Investigation clears Las Vegas NM police officer of criminal wrongdoing. By staff. https //www abqjournal com/13819/investigation-clears-las-vegas-n-m-police-officer-of-criminal- wrongdoing html Salcido, Danny Las Cruces, Likely Las Cruces PD/Officer, (2014-2015) Looks like holding cell brutality with severe physical injuries including fractured skull-brain hemorrhage- broken ribs and multiple contusions; another deadlocked jury/mistrial in New Mexico, Victim Flynn who threatened to sue over police brutality, Cop Block-2015/03/09; Las Cruces News-2016/06/27 & 2016/07/01 Articles Cop Block 2015/03/09 Las Cruces man threatens to sue city for $12.5 million over police brutality. Excerpt From Cop Block (03/09/2015): Las Cruces man threatens to sue city for $12.5M over police brutalityThe video clearly shows Las Cruces police officers – Danny Salcido and Richard Garcia – rushing into Flynn’s holding cell and attacking him. The Lahann Law Firm representing Flynn say that Salcido and Garcia beat their client so badly he sustained multiple injuries including a fractured skull, a brain hemorrhage, broken ribs and multiple contusions. Flynn’s attorneys filed a 12 million dollar lawsuit on Thursday (March 6th) against the city and several officers involved. https //www copblock org/114550/video-las-cruces-nm-cops-lie-costly/ Las Cruces Sun News 2016/06/27 Ex-LCPD officer trial alleged cell beating http //www lcsun-news com/story/news/local/courts/2016/06/27/ex-lcpd-officer-trial-alleged-cell- beating/86454838/ 07/01/2016 Another Deadlocked Jury/Mistrial in New Mexico http //www lcsun-news com/story/news/local/courts/2016/07/01/mistrial-declared-ex-police-officers- trial/86613902/ Sanchez (first name?) Gallup, -, (2001) False arrest/unconstitutional strip search, Victim Emily Ellison. $50,000 settlement, KRQE-2015/09/08 See also Byers https //www prisonlegalnews org/news/2007/may/15/new-mexico-50000-settlement-for-false- arrest-unconstitutional-strip-search/ Sanchez, Allen Carlsbad. (2015) Articles KRQE 2015/09/08 KRQE. Carlsbad Officer makes plea on facebook to end police killings. By Cheyenne Cope http //krqe com/2015/09/08/carlsbad-officer-makes-plea-on-facebook-to-end-police-killings/ Excerpt from KRQE (Cheyenne Cope, 09/08/2015): He believes violence against police is getting worse, pointing to the 24 law enforcement officers who have been shot to death in the U.S. just this year. One being the ambush of Deputy Darren Goforth in Houston who was pumping gas at the time. “And the guy comes up behind him and just starts shooting him, even while he’s down just keeps shooting rounds at his body and there’s just no need for that you know,” said Sanchez. Detective Allen Sanchez is a long-time veteran at the Carlsbad Police Department…Detective Sanchez has been with the Carlsbad Police Department for 15 years. He says when he first joined the force he only knew one officer who had ever been involved in a shooting.After a string of deadly ambushes on police officers around the country, a New Mexico police officer is taking to Facebook to let everyone know what it’s like to be a cop…It just bothered me just to see that people would target us because they have an opinion of us and they lump us all together and I just don’t think it’s right,” said Sanchez.He ended his post by asking the bad guys to give officers a break and to stop taking the lives of his brother and sisters.He adds, “If you need a friend or an ear, even a sincere embrace, i’m here for you. Talk to me. Before you make the choice to take one of us out of spite. I love you. Let me prove it to you. Let’s stop all this nonsense.” Detective Sanchez says the post has gotten quite a bit of attention with people applauding him for his words and praying for his safety. makes-plea-on-facebook-to-end-police-killings/ Sanchez, Kevin Albuquerque, APD/Officer, In 2010 Officer Sanchez shooting involving OwingsIn September 2011, a grand jury found Sanchez justified in shooting Owings., Victim Mickey Owings shot and killed-2010/03/29 https //www abqjournal com/community-data/apd-under-fire-incident-summaries https //www koat com/article/details-emerge-in-officer-involved-shooting-1/5032730 https //nmpoliticalreport com/2017/06/22/nm-supreme-court-sets-precedent-for-families-suing-for- damages/ Sandoval, Vidal Cimarron and Springer areas, Colfax County/Deputy, See also Leon Herrera. (2015) Deputy. Crime with help of Police Chief Leon Herrera. Fleecing/Indict/Theft-Govt Property/Drug, ABQ Jrnl-2015/10/16; Snta Fe NM-2016/07/13 Albuquerque Journal 2015/10/16 Albuquerque Journal. By Scott Sandlin. 2015/10/16--https //www abqjournal com/661096/ex-springer-police-chief-pleads-guilty-to-helping- deputy-steal-from-officers-posing-as-drug-couriers html Excerpt from Abq Journal-2015/10/16-By Scott Sandlin: Sting operation found him aiding, abetting drug trafficking….Ex-Springer chief Leon Herrera, in his plea agreement Thursday, acknowledged that he pretended to be a federal Drug Enforcement Administration officer to help deputy Vidal Sandoval persuade the faux drug couriers to hand over money from their car. Excerpt from Justice dot gov- 2016-07/13: Vidal Sandoval, 46, of Cimarron, N.M., pleaded guilty this morning to a superseding indictment charging him with drug trafficking and theft of government property charges. Sandoval was a Deputy of the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department at the time he committed the crimes. The guilty plea was entered without the benefit of a plea agreement. Santa Fe New Mexican 2016/07/13 Former Colfax County deputy who fleeced feds pleads guilty 2016/07/13--http //www santafenewmexican com/news/local_news/former-colfax-county-deputy-who- fleeced-feds-pleads-guilty/article_f5343270-a044-54da-81e6-42d81bea66bf html Excerpt Santa Fe NM-2016/07/13: Federal prosecutors charged the acquaintance, Leon Herrera, 37, with impersonating a federal agent. Herrera, formerly the police chief of Springer, pleaded guilty in October 2015. A judge sentenced him to one year of probation and 250 hours of community service. 2016/07/13--http //www santafenewmexican com/news/local_news/former-colfax-county-deputy-who- fleeced-feds-pleads-guilty/article_f5343270-a044-54da-81e6-42d81bea66bf html Justice dot gov 2016/07/13 Former Colfax County Sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty federal drug 2016/07/13--https //www justice gov/usao-nm/pr/former-colfax-county-sheriff-s-deputy-pleads-guilty-federal- drug-trafficking-and-theft Sandy, Keith Albuquerque. APD/Officer. (2009) Shoot/Kill/Lawsuit/Reinstated. In connection with James Boyd. See also, Dominque Perez, Victim James Boyd, KRQE-2017/07/18 & 2017/06/05 & 2014/10/07; ABQ Jrnl 2017/02/24 & 2017/02/24 & 2016/10/11; Public Health NM 2016/12/19 & 2016/10/13 KRQE 2017/07/18 Federal officials close investigation into death of James Boyd 2017/07/18--http //krqe com/2017/07/18/federal-officials-close-investigation-into-death-of-james-boyd/ 2017/06/05 APD confirms reinstatement of officer involved in James Boyd shooting 2017/06/05--http //krqe com/2017/06/05/apd-confirms-reinstatement-of-officer-involved-in-james- boyd-shooting/ 2014/10/07 Boyd shooter welcome to rop mistakes now cease to exist 2014/10/07--krqe com/2014/10/07/boyd-shooter-welcome-to-rop-mistakes-now-cease-to-exist/ Albuquerque Journal 2017/02/24 DA to make announcement in Perez-Sandy case. 2017/02/24--https //www abqjournal com/956897/da-to-make-announcement-in-perez-sandy-case html 2016/10/11--https //www abqjournal com/864931/jury-in-perezsandy-murder-trial-resume-deliberations html Public Health New Mexico 2016/12/19 Juror talks James Boyd and empathy 2016/12/19-- 2016/10/13 Law enforcement turns out in force for APD protest 2016/10/13--http //publichealthnm org/2016/10/13/law-enforcement-turns-out-in-force-for-apd-protest/ Schultz Ray Albuquerque, APD/Ex-Police Chief-at APD 2005-2013, left APD in 2013 with “mixed legacy.” Taser Contract Issue. Became Assistant Chief in Texas (Memorial Villages PD near Houston, Texas) Left in 2013. In connection with Sam Costales. New Mexico In-Depth 2017/03/24) Competitor Abq rigged new body cam agreement for taser 2017/03/24-- taser/ 2016/01/14) Subpoenas offer first glimpse in ags probe of former abq police chief 2016/01/14-- chief/ The Guardian 2015/05/01 New Mexico police chief albuquerque taser 2015/05/01--https //www albuquerque-taser New Mexico Political Report 2015/04/30 State Auditor and taser contracts likely violated city law 2015/04/30--http //nmpoliticalreport com/3300/state-auditor-apd-taser-contracts-likely-violated-state- city-law/ KRQE 2015/02/09 Former APD Chief Ray Schultz lands new job 2015/02/09--http //krqe com/former-apd-chief-ray-schultz-lands-new-job/ Albuquerque Journal 2013/07/29 Albuquerque Police Chief leaves with mixed legacy 2013/07/29--https //www abqjournal com/227488/albuquerque-police-chief-leaves-with-mixed-legacy html 2013/07/25,29 2013/07/25,29--https //www abqjournal com/225396/apd-chief-blasted-for-comment-on-officers-affairs html Scott, Carroll Bloomfield. Likely BLM PD/Lieutenant, (2016) Domestic violence. Scott, 45, was charged Thursday in Aztec Magistrate Court with one count of battery on a household member, a misdemeanor. Daily Times 2016/01/14 Bloomfield cop jailed domestic abuse charges http //www daily-times com/story/news/crime/2016/01/14/bloomfield-cop-jailed-domestic-abuse- charges/78805802/ Sena, Lucas 02/17/2017 Santa Fe KOAT Former Officer Charged In Fatal Crash In Santa Fe: Lovato Passenger In Car Involved In Fatal Hit-And- Run https //www koat com/article/former-officer-charged-in-fatal-crash-in-santa-fe/5030452 KOB Santa Fe Officer involved in fatal pedestrian crash http //www kob com/new-mexico-news/santa-fe-officer-involved-in-fatal-pedestrian- crash/4403557/?cat=504 Shirley, Jake (2008) Lovington Former Lea County officer shoot/kill-kills his own father. Police One (2008/07/5) Officer Misconduct internal affairs/Ex-Lovington Officer charged with murder https //www policeone com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/1709898-Ex-Lovington-officer- charged-with-murder Excerpt: According to state police, the Lovington Police Department responded to the home of Jimmy Shirley, 48, on Thursday night after getting multiple 911 calls regarding a domestic violence incident. Police found the elder Shirley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Lea County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. investigators said Jimmy Shirley and his wife, Brenda, had been arguing at their son's home so Jake Shirley took his mother home. The elder Shirley followed and became angry when he was locked out. He allegedly broke in and hit his wife in the face, and police said that's when he was shot. https //www policeone com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/1709898-Ex-Lovington-officer- charged-with-murder Sholtis, Tom (10/31/2001) Albuquerque. Officer. Violence. Lawsuit Real Crimes Excerpt from Real Crimes Corruption Overview: Off-duty Albuquerque police officer, Tom Sholtis, encountered Deena Tanberg, (the wife of an Albuquerque FBI agent), chatting with a woman friend in a public park after hours. Sholtis ordered the two women to come toward him, and when they didn’t instantly comply, Sholtis “violently slammed Deena Tanberg to the ground, fracturing her arm and causing her ligament damage.” The audiotape from Officer Sholtis’s belt-mounted recorder reflects that he grabbed Deena and broke her arm within 20 seconds of first encountering her, before she had even determined that Sholtis was, indeed, a law enforcement officer. Caselaw 2005/03/16 2005/03/16-- Morelaw 2003/04/14 Davis v. Albuquerque and Tom Sholtis 2003/04/14--http //www morelaw com/verdicts/case.asp?n=Unknown&s=NM&d=24519Oscar Davis v. Albuquerque, New Mexico and Tom Sholtis Amarillo 2003/04/14 2003/04/14--http // amarillo com/stories/041403/usn_abq shtml#.Wlaj3KinHzU Real Crimes http //www realcrimes com/Corruption_Overview htm Simpson, Dwayne Farmington area, Officer, New Mexico State Police. 2017 fatal shooting by Officer Simpson, William Wilson killed and was one of three felons at the police stop. He is reported to have pulled a gun while handcuffed. Officer Simpson’s badge and vest stopped bullet, bullet lodged in badge. Simpson, Dwayne Farmington Area, Officer, New Mexico State Police. 2017 incident/police stop/officer fatal shooting of William Wilson who pulled gun, one of three felons. Officer Simpson’s badge and vest stopped bullet, bullet lodged in badge. KOB 2017/10/03 Bullet strikes badge after Farmington officer-involved shooting http //www kob com/new-mexico-news/farmington-officer-involved-shooting-william- wilson/4604493/ New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez shared a photograph of the bullet that struck a New Mexico State Police officer's badge in a shootout with a suspect last month in Farmington. Police discovered three wanted felons in a truck during a traffic stop. Police say officer Dwayne Simpson was shot in the chest by suspect William Wilson. His vest and badge stopped the bullet from doing any damage. The bullet is still lodged in the badge. Wilson was killed in the shootout. http //www kob com/new-mexico-news/farmington-officer-involved-shooting-william- wilson/4604493/ Smelser, Christopher Las Cruces, Officer who killed man named Valenzuela in neck restraint stronghold. Las Cruces Sun 2020/06/08 Las Cruces police officer who put Valenzuela in neck restraint remains free ahead of trial. LCPD Sgt. testifies Smelser had clean professional record, earned commendations for work. By Algernon D'Ammassa. https //www lcsun-news com/story/news/local/2020/06/08/las-cruces-police-officer-antonio- valenzuela-christopher-smelser-neck-restraint-released-ahead-trial/5323451002/ Excerpt: Las Cruces police officer Christopher Smelser has been released without bond ahead of his trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Antonio Valenzuela earlier this year. Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint on Valenzuela after a foot chase early in the morning on Feb. 29, after Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop. Several officers chased Valenzuela before struggling with him near the intersection of Three Crosses and Alameda avenues. After struggling to control Valenzuela and repeated orders for him to "give us your hands," Smelser can be heard on police video saying, “I'm going to f***ing choke you out, bro," before applying the restraint. Following standard procedure, fire and ambulance personnel were called to the scene following the use of force. Finding Valenzuela unresponsive, paramedics attempted to revive him without success. He was pronounced dead at the scene. https //www lcsun-news com/story/news/local/2020/06/08/las-cruces-police-officer-antonio- valenzuela-christopher-smelser-neck-restraint-released-ahead-trial/5323451002/ Solano, Greg Santa Fe, Santa Fe County Sheriffs Office/Ex-Sheriff,Stole office equipment and sold on Ebay, -, Cutting Edge-2011/10/06; Snta Fe NM-2015/09/01; KOAT-2011/01/20 Articles Cutting Edge 2011/10/06 2011/10/06--http //www thecuttingedgenews com/index.php?article=52865 Excerpt from Cutting Edge-2011/10/06: The deputy is fired but not before a video showing the confrontation gets ample play on the Internet. In separate trials last month, an Albuquerque cop gets six months in jail for tipping off a friend who was the subject of a federal drug investigation, while a former Santa Fe County sheriff begins serving a three-month jail sentence for stealing department equipment and peddling it on E-Bay.“I got greedy,” former Sherriff Greg Solano was quoted, as he prepared to hunker down in the hoosegow. Later regrets backing DWI seizures. 2011/10/06--http //www thecuttingedgenews com/index.php?article=52865 Santa Fe New Mexican 2015/09/01 After personal battle ex-Sheriff Solano regrets backing DWI seizure 2015/09/01--http //www santafenewmexican com/news/local_news/after-personal-battle-ex-sheriff- solano-regrets-backing-dwi-seizure/article_290cbc0f-6483-51d6-b39f-5d2651e9815f html KOAT 2011/01/20 Police Ex-Sheriff arrested for selling county’s bullet-proof vests 2011/01/20--http //www koat com/article/police-ex-sheriff-arrested-for-selling-county-s-bullet-proof- vests/5035306 Stepp Jennifer Albuquerque, Likely APD/Officer, (2013) In connection with Marlene Tapia case involving anal probing and lawsuit, -, The Blaze-2013/11/26 The Blaze 2013/11/26 After anal probing controversy another lawsuit in NM alleges shocking police abuse like torture http //www theblaze com/news/2013/11/26/after-anal-probing-controversy-yet-another-lawsuit-in-new- mexico-alleges-shocking-police-abuse-tantamount-to-torture/ See also Victim Incidents/Cases Stewart, J.R., Las Cruces Stinnett, Alfred Clyde Ruidoso, Likely Ruidoso PD/Officer, (2001) Force/Tamper/Obstruct Evidence,-, Justice dot gove-2003/01/03 Justice dot gov 2003/01/03 2001 defendant Alfred Clyde Stinnett slammed Susanne DiPaolo, an individual in police custody, to her cell floor while she was handcuffed https //www justice gov/archive/opa/pr/2003/January/03_crm_006 htm Excerpt from Justice dot gov: [Defendant] was indicted today on charges of assaulting an individual in the custody of the Ruidoso Police Department, the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico announced today. The three count indictment, returned in U.S. District Court in New Mexico today, charges that in November of 2001 defendant Alfred Clyde Stinnett slammed Susanne DiPaolo, an individual in police custody, to her cell floor while she was handcuffed. The indictment also alleges that former police officer Stinnett obstructed justice by submitting misleading information to investigators and tampering with a witness. https //www justice gov/archive/opa/pr/2003/January/03_crm_006 htm Stout, Glen Albuquerque, Likely APD/ Police sergeant, (2016) A shooting; In association with Lt. Greg Brachle and Jacob Grant shooting/injury case, - Albuq Free Press-2016/01/13 Albuquerque Free Press 2016/01/13 Updates 2020/06/12 Smelser Christopher added to list with Las Cruces Sun June 2020 article relating to Feb. 2020 incident; 2020/03/27 Kevin Sanchez material filled in; 2020/03/18 technical editing; 2020/02/18 Stewart J.R. added to list; 2019/07/2 Anthony Sedler added to list; 2019/07/24 Kevin Sanchez added to list S SECTION, Tables and Related Information Table all New Mexico Police Names on this website: 1 See also Victim Incidents/Cases Police - Blue Lives Matter Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes
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