mike

As a sign of how deep the EPD problems run; the Deputy Chief Jack Jones is the man who DESTROYED police training in New Mexico, while he was the LEA Director from 2013-2015. Jones installed an illegal curriculum at the LEA, in an illegal meeting in December 2013. In a just world, Jack wou…

mike

This Board needs to consider making the Lottery Scholarships "needs based" as most other states do? Our Scholarships are currently a form of regressive taxation, with those who don't "need" the funds getting them, paid by those who play the lottery, who tend to have the lower incomes. NM …

mike

The prosecutor's claim that "no one is above the law" is a bit disingenuous, as the Attorney General acts "above the law" frequently. One very serious example is the AG's discharge of some 40 of the staff, even before taking office, claiming they were "at will employees". They weren't, an…

mike

it seems that the Legislature, for good reason, passed SB 678 in 1993 to reform the statutes governing the Law Enforcement Academy, and the Department of Public Safety and the Law Enforcement Academy Board, never, in fact changed what they were doing, it just became illegal, as it didn't …

mike

This story reflects the total dysfunction of the Law Enforcement Academy (LEA), which also issues ILLEGAL certifications,



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Pvi4MSzhg and uses the Cert by Waiver ILLEGALLY to certify unqualified officers.







mike

Seems pretty clear that Barnes didn't have the training required to even "carry" a Taser, per the RA Use of Force policy, page 134; https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6002012-Rio-Arriba-SO-Requested-SOPs.html That being the case he was operating outside the policy, and the law, and h…

mike

In fact, there are laws allowing for the removal of the Sheriff, and perhaps they need to be invoked, due to his many failures in this incident. https://laws.nmonesource.com/w/nmos/Chapter-10-NMSA-1978 at NMSA 10-4-1 covers removal of local officers. This might be useful.


mike

It actually takes very little to be a New Mexico cop these days, being warm and breathing is about it. The police training in NM was destroyed under Martinez, and the CBW (Cert by Waiver) is the worst. A two week sham, then passing the Law Enforcement Officer Competency Exam (LEOCE) which…