POLICE FACTOR
NAMES   A1     A2     B1     B2     C1     C2     D     E      F      G     H     IJK     L     M1     M2     O     P     QR     S     T     UW     XYZ Quick Table  of New Mexico Police Names:  https://policefactor.com/NMPolNames.html 1 See also  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes LIST B2: Click on names below for summaries below this list.     Black, David   Otero County.  Otero County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff.  INFO: 2019/05/30 Las Cruces Times editorial regarding manpower shortages and increase in drugs and crime in the Otero County area. Blea, Christopher   Cuba area/Rio Arriba County.  Notice identical name with another Chris Blea of the Farmington area. Blea, Christopher   Farmington.   Officer.  Farmington PD.  Rio Arriba County: wife beating, jail, release from jail on techicality. Farmington: Shooting, Lawsuit. Shooting incident 2014/03/22 involving Michael Chavez.  With Farmington Police since 2010.  Previously with Los Lunas from 2007.  Chavez was pulled over at a traffic stop, started to flee, was shot by Officer Blea,  cell phone in Chavez’s hand, not a gun, as identified by a fellow officer Monfils at the shooting scene.   Lawsuit 2015/08/18 Chavez v. City of Farmington . Blea was MADD 2014 Honoring Heroes awardee. Bludworth, Jeff  Albuquerque.  APD.  Officer. 2013/07/05 Officer Bludworth along with Officer Katherine Wright shot and killed Vincent Wood Brachle, Greg  Albuquerque.  APD.  Lieutenant. In 2016: Shot fellow officer Detective Jacob Grant on job (see J. Grant)   Bralley, M.G. (Mark)  Albuquerque.  APD.  Officer-Retired. Has a police related website called What’s Wrong With This Picture? Lawsuit 2016 involving free speech against Albuq Public Schools, $59K in Bralley’s favor. Brandau, Mike    Gallup. Gallup PD.  Officer. Possible mixed case evidence (see Garrity Law), in connection with Paul Fitzjerrell case.  Older material from 1990s, with 1997 an incident date     Briseno, Mike Farmington.  Officer.  Quit 2011, long-term brutality issues.  Lawsuit/Settlement 2006 Victim Juan Mata.   Brown, C.J.    Albuquerque, multiple issues, lawsuit, victim Torres     Brown, Eric    Brown, Josh   Buckner, Ryan   Burns, Larry    Jal, JPD, Chief,  Sex     Burt, Darryl    Albuquerque, BCSO  Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office, Sheriff-Deputy, . (1990s) Sex-minor-same sex; indict/prison-1995. Multiple issues as deputy and after no longer associated with police department w/cocaine/heroine/other issues.  See also Sheriff Ray Gallagher/cover-ups/indictment, etc. B…?   Gallup, officer, arrest, illegal strip, retaliation, suit/settle $50K is rumored amount/confidential. Victim Emily Ellison.  Incident September 12, 1999.  Lawsuit week of January 1, 2001.  Several people involved in problem, not just police who gave her traffic tickets or arrested her.  SUMMARIES  B2:   BRIEF EXCERPTS/SOURCES NEW MEXICO POLICE Black, David     Otero County.  Otero County Sheriff’s Department.  Sheriff.  INFO: editorial talks border crisis. KOB 2019/05/30  Otero County Sheriff talks border crisis in editorial https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/ Excerpt:  The sheriff of Otero County isn't holding anything back in a recent editorial piece written in the Las Cruces Sun News.  In the letter, Sheriff David Black describes what has been happening in his county due to a "lack of manpower resources." According to Black, the county is dealing with a huge increase in drug activity and rise in crime.  He points to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's recent move in sending 50 State Police officers to Albuquerque to help tackle the influx in crime, saying that rural areas are now paying the price due to a lack of help. https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/ Blea, Christopher - Note: Apparently wwo separate officers in different NM areas with same name. Cuba area, Rio Arriba. KRQE (2019/10/9) Former New Mexico police officer released from jail https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/former-new-mexico-police-officer-released-from-jail/ Excerpt:  The now-former police officer accused of beating his wife got a break because of a mistake made by prosecutors. Christopher Blea was arrested last month for allegedly beating his wife at their Chama home and threatening her with a gun. A judge granted prosecutors’ request to keep him locked up until trial, saying he was a danger. LA Daily Post Lost Alamos Police Blotter May 31 June 7 2016 https://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-police-blotter-may-31-june-7-2016 CHRISTOPHER BLEA   June 2 at 3:34 p.m. / Police arrested Christopher Blea, 28, of Chama at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with a misdemeanor warrant from another jurisdiction. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-police-blotter-may-31-june-7-2016 Blea, Christopher   Farmington. Farmington PD. Officer.  This officer had issues with a Michael Chavez and a Lamar Light.  Shooting incident 2014/03/22 with victim Michael Chavez.  With Farmington Police since 2010.  Previously with Los Lunas.  Chavez was pulled over at a traffic stop, started to flee, was shot, cell phone in Chavez’s hand, not a gun, as identified by a fellow officer Monfils, at the shooting scene. Question: (this has been down-scaled from a “watch for antics” cue: Cell phone in Chavez’s hand, not a gun Case(s) 2015/08/18 CHAVEZ v. CITY OF FARMINGTON  Civ No. 15-171 JCH/SCY. https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20150819b26 https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/59145db4add7b049341fcdb3 Scribd https://www.scribd.com/document/135055227/Letters-about-Farmington-police-Officer-Christopher-Blea Articles Farmington Daily times (2019/05/30) Video released officer involved shooting Farmington Police Dept. By Hannah Grover. https://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/farmington/2019/05/30/video-released-officer-involved- shooting-farmington-police-department/1289008001/ Farmington Daily Times (2013/04/10) Farmington Attorney Sent Warning. By Ryan Boetel https://newspaperarchive.com/farmington-daily-times-apr-10-2013-p-1/ On November 28, 2012 Victor Titus filed a Tort Claims against Farmington Police, including five officers, including Christopher Blea referencing Alejandro Ortiz.  The day after filing the Tort, he sent a letter to Farmington Police Chief Kyle Westall about Blea:  “This cavalier cowboy attitude by Officer Blea is not only contrary to law but is going to get someone shot and/or killed. https://newspaperarchive.com/farmington-daily-times-apr-10-2013-p-1/ MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)[Informational] (2014/11/06) Farmington police officer to be honored for fight against DWI https://fpdblog.com/category/madd/ Excerpt:  Each year, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) New Mexico honors individuals who have proven to be heroes in the fight to end DWI, support victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking. The 2014 Honoring Heroes awardees include winners from the business sector, the courts, everyday citizens, one teen, and members of law enforcement. Officer Chris Blea with the Farmington Police Department’s Traffic Division is among this year’s 10 winners….Officer Blea was assigned to FPD’s DWI Taskforce for two years and is currently assigned to the Traffic Division. During his time in the DWI Taskforce, he was recognized as officer of the year 2012, for his commitment in reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roadways. In this year alone, he affected 112 DWI arrests. Throughout his tenure with FPD, he has arrested 227 offenders for DWI, saving countless lives in our community. He takes an active role in the prosecution of his cases seeing each case through its completion.  Officer Blea is a Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor. He is exceptionally knowledgably in the field and has always received nothing but positive feedback from the students he instructs. Officer Blea is also a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and instructor in this field. He has currently completed 62 evaluations of offenders arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Officer Blea has instructed three DRE schools. The DRE school consists of an extensive two week classroom session followed by an additional week of practical training. Officer Blea selflessly extends his knowledge to surrounding agencies in our community by conducting DRE evaluations, assisting their DWI investigations.  Officer Blea has taken the initiative to make mandatory requirement that every officer employed by FPD, complete the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Program. Due to the rising number of drug impaired drivers on the roadways, he took personal responsibility to provide our officers with the proper training to identify the signs and symptoms of impaired driving. Officer Blea has instructed seven ARIDE courses and is teaching another scheduled class in September. https://fpdblog.com/category/madd/ Tricity Tribune USA Michael Chavez to sue city after shooting http://www.tricitytribuneusa.com/michael-chavez-to-sue-city-after-shooting/ New Mexico Politics dot net [Informational] (2018/05/06)  Investigation reveals serious abuses within treatment foster care system https://nmpolitics.net/index/2018/05/investigation-reveals-serious-abuses-within-treatment-foster-care-system/ Excerpt:  Det. Chris Blea, who led the Farmington Police Department’s four-month investigation, said he didn’t understand how La Familia-Namaste, the Albuquerque-based agency licensed by New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to place children and oversee the safety of foster homes, could possibly have missed what he believed was ongoing abuse. https://nmpolitics.net/index/2018/05/investigation-reveals-serious-abuses-within-treatment-foster-care-system/ Rio Grande Sun (2015/01/01) Deputy Chief Riles City's Investigations Division. Police officers face pay reductions, demotions By Wheeler Cowperthwaite http://www.riograndesun.com/news/deputy-chief-riles-city-s-investigations-division/article_a3047c78-5c29- 5df8-a27f-92086f8cad7a.html Excerpt:  Officer in the lurch:     Maez also wrote in the email that Gallegos wanted to hire Officer Chris Blea into a full-time position with the cost savings from the demotions of the four officers.  Blea was hired on April 12 into a full-time, temporary position that allots him no benefits. His temporary hire was meant to fill the position vacated by Esparza’s temporary promotion to sergeant on Jan. 18, 2014.  Gallegos said the approximate amount of funding in the budget he needs to move Blea from temporary, without benefits, to full-time, with benefits, is $7,000.  If the Department is able to open Blea’s position to a full-time one, Blea will have to apply for the job and test for it, Gallegos said. While Blea might have to reapply for the position he currently holds, Officer Jose Martinez is still on administrative leave with pay after he was arrested by State Police, Oct. 14 in Arroyo Seco, on a charge of aggravated drunk driving. He allegedly refused to take a blood-alcohol level test, resulting in the aggravated charge. http://www.riograndesun.com/news/deputy-chief-riles-city-s-investigations-division/article_a3047c78-5c29- 5df8-a27f-92086f8cad7a.html Bludworth, Jeff   Albuquerque.  APD.  Officer. Officer. 013/07/05 Officer Bludworth along with Officer Katherine Wright shot and killed Vincent Wood Case(s) 2011-NM Court of Appeals State v. Bludworth No. 31, 193 https://law.justia.com/cases/new-mexico/court-of-appeals/2011/31-193.html Albuquerque Journal 2010/09/16 Grand Jury finds officer involved shooting in June was justified https://www.abqjournal.com/9354/updated-at-1000am-grand-jury-finds-officer-involved-shooting-in-june-was- justified.html 2013/07/19 Easy to second-guess police work https://www.abqjournal.com/223022/easy-to-secondguess-police-work.html Police One 2013/0/09New Mexico police fatally shoot crazed knife wielding man https://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/6313878-NM-police-fatally-shoot-crazed-knife-wielding-man/   Brachle, Greg  Albuquerque.  APD.  Lieutenant. In 2016: Shot fellow officer Detective Jacob Grant on job (see J. Grant)   Articles Albuquerque Free Press (2016/01/13) An APD Undercover Horror Story. By Dennis Domrzalski 2016/01/13--Hard copy of Abq Free Press, VOL III Issue 1, 01/13/2016 , By Dennis Domrzalski p. 10 Excerpt from ABQ Free Press-2016/01/13-by Dennis Domrzalski hard copy p. 10 : The Albuquerque police lieutenant who shot a fellow officer during an undercover drug bust had a history of reckless and dangerous behavior, according to new documents filed in the lawsuit against the city, the lieutenant and APD over the shooting. …Brachle pumped at least eight hollow point copper jacketed .45 caliber rounds into his subordinate, Det. Jacob Grant, according to the documents….Grant suffered massive internal injuries and has endured multiple surgeries since the shooting and has not worked since.”  Other police names associated with this case:  Sgt. Glen Stout, Holly Garcia (undercover detective)….Brachle has been a security guard in Colorado. (2016/03/30) Big Settlement for Undercover detective shot by own lieutenant. By Dennis Domrzalski 2016/03/30--http://www.freeabq.com/settlement-jacob-grant/ (2016/03/16) Jacob Grant Release Video 2016/03/16--http://www.freeabq.com/2016/03/16/jacob-grant-release-video/ Albuquerque Journal 2017/12/05 No charges in cop-on-cop shooting.  2017/12/05--https://www.abqjournal.com/1102366/ag-no- charges-in-cop-on-cop-shooting.html 2016/01/14--https://www.abqjournal.com/706353/detective-recalls-horror-of-being-shot-by-boss-in-drug-sting.html KOAT 2016/04/01 Cop who shot fellow officer i didn’t know it was you 2016/04/01--http://www.koat.com/article/cop-who-shot-fellow-officer-i-didn-t-know-it-was-you/5070698 Bralley, M.G. (Mark) Albuquerque.  APD.  Officer-Retired. Has a police related website called What’s Wrong With This Picture? Lawsuit 2016 involving free speech against Albuq Public Schools, $59K in Bralley’s favor. Case(s) 2013-Bralley v. Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education Case Number:1:2013cv00768; 1985- Bralley v. City of Albuquerque 699 P.2d 646 102 N.M. 715; Articles, Websites His police related website: https://mgbralley-whatswrongwiththispicture.blogspot.com/2008/06/apd-sop-rights-of-onlookers.html ABQ Free Press: 2016/04/05 APS to pay critic $59K settlement. https://abqfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/aps-to-pay-critic-59k-settlement/ Brandau, Mike   Gallup. Gallup PD.  Officer. Possible mixed case evidence (see Garrity Law), in connection with Paul Fitzjerrell case.  Older material from 1990s, with 1997 an incident date. Watch for Antics-Alleged Suicide Paul Fitzjerrell was also in fight with this officer and his brother Articles Real Crimes http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm True Crime Diva (2012) By Debbie Buck https://truecrimediva.com/nm-police-corruption-series-the-murder-of-paul-adam-fitzjerell/ Briseno, Mike     Farmington.  Officer.  Quits Force in 2011.  Incident 2002/11/29: Lawsuit/Settlement $75,000/Victim Juan Mata. Case(s) 2011: Mata, et al v. Briseno, et al Case Number:1:04-cv-01334 Additional related case against Officer Ron Anderson (2011/03/31) Case Decided Juan MATA, Plaintiff–Appellant, v. Ron ANDERSON, Sgt., Defendant–Appellee. No. 10–2031. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1561869.html See also 2012/03/15: Mata v. City of Farmington No. CIV 10-0366 JB/LFG Articles Behind The Blue Wall   https://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2011/02/nm-farmington-police-2005 officer-briseno.html re-extracted 2019/05/06 Cop Block (2011/02/15) New Mexico Police Officer long embroiled in brutality controversy quits force http://www.copblock.org/1831/new-mexico-police-officer-long-embroiled-in-brutality-controversy- quits-force/ Albuquerque Journal 2005/12/08  Farmington Settlement Farmington Settlement https://www.abqjournal.com/21985/1215pm-farmington-settlement.html Excerpt: The family of Juan Mata — who is appealing his August conviction on the rare charge of criminal libel, along with stalking and harassment — has been paid $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging police brutality by five Farmington police officers, the Farmington Daily Times is reporting on its Web site.The 32-year-old Mata told the paper the money paid by the city will be split among himself, Gregoria Mora, Francisco Mata and Rene Barraza-Mata, all of who claimed they were battered on Nov. 29, 2002, by five police officers — Mike Briseno, Kenneth Raybon, David Monfils, Wilson Charley and Jerry Vigil. Farmington City Attorney Jay Burnham confirmed the settlement but denied any culpability on the city’s part."The making of such an offer should not be construed to mean that the city felt that its officers had done anything wrong," Burnham told the Daily Times. "The city specifically denies that the plaintiffs were mistreated or harmed in any way." https://www.abqjournal.com/21985/1215pm-farmington-settlement.html (2011/07/20) Carrizozo hires controversial cop https://www.abqjournal.com/44483/carrizozo-hires-controversial-cop.html Brown, C.J      Albuquerque-APD Roswell-Roswell PD, Detective multiple issues, suit, Victim Torres/ (04/12/2011) Albuquerque.  Detective involved in killing Christopher Torres.  Articles New Yorker (2015/02/02) Excerpt from The New Yorker (02/02/2015: Brown had already been rejected by the Albuquerque Police Department, in 1995, because he had bad credit, which was seen as a sign of recklessness. He ended up in the Roswell Police Department, three hours south of Albuquerque. While he was there, a city councilor brought a civil-rights lawsuit against him—she alleged that he had arrested her for exercising her right to free speech—and five citizens filed complaints. He was accused of injuring a man by throwing him to the ground; of humiliating a mother when arresting her for speeding; and of pointing his gun at someone who got out of his car too slowly. Later, he estimated that he had drawn his gun during a traffic stop on at least ten occasions. In 2005, he applied to work for the police department in Rio Rancho, just north of Albuquerque, but he was rejected for having a bad attitude. Since the last time he applied to the Albuquerque Police Department, Brown had been in two car accidents and filed for bankruptcy—events that the department typically considered indications of instability—but his second application was accepted, and he was given a signing bonus of five thousand dollars. He didn’t take a psychological exam. His training lasted six weeks…[after a struggle with Christopher…) Brown unholstered his pistol, a nine-millimetre handgun that he’d owned since he was sixteen. He pressed the muzzle against Christopher’s back and pulled the trigger. He didn’t hear any noise, and wondered if the gun had malfunctioned. He squeezed the trigger again. This time Christopher said, “Ow.” Christopher was still trying to get up, so Brown shot him in the back a third time. KRQE 03/11/2014: On Tuesday, the Torres family attorneys brought in a former Massachusetts State Police officer and firearms expert who claimed evidence doesn’t match the officers’ stories about what happened the night of Torres’ death.  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/son-deceased KRQE Expert Hammers Officer in Torres Trial http://krqe.com/2014/03/11/expert-hammers-officer-in-torres-trial/ 2nd NMDAS http://2nd.nmdas.com/officer-involved-critical- incidents/Christopher%20Torres/Torres%20NEW%20Shooting%20Review.pdf http://www.occupy.com/article/amid-outcry-and-occupation-albuquerque-pay-6-million-wrongful-police- shooting#sthash.WHBQuo5k.dpbs America Al Jazeera (2014) http :// america. aljazeera .com/articles/2014/6/11/albuquerque-policeschizophrenic.html According to authorities, Detectives C.J. Brown and Richard Hilger shot Torres in the back at close range while serving an arrest warrant on a felony charge of aggravated auto burglary for trying to carjack a woman at a traffic light. During the confrontation with police, Torres tried to punch Hilger and grabbed his gun as they scuffled in the suspect's backyard, police said. But Bacon said the officers did not present the arrest warrant when they confronted Torres in his yard. http :// america. aljazeera .com/articles/2014/6/11/albuquerque-policeschizophrenic.html Brown, Eric   new to list 2019/07/24 updates in process  Burns, Larry Jal, Chief, Sex.  /(2014) Jal, NM. Police Chief. City of Jal (COJ).   Off-Job sex photos of him by underling.  Articles The Blaze  2014/06/01 This police chief was caught on camera doing something obscene but one of his officers got fired for it http://www.theblaze.com/news/2014/06/01/this-police-chief-was-caught-on-camera-doing-something- obscene-but-one-of-his-officers-got-fired-over-it Other Links http://krqe.com/2014/05/15/police-chief-caught-on-camera/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2645885/Police-chief-caught-camera-having-sex-ambulance-uniform-cop- secretly-filmed-one-got-sacked.html Burt, Darryl D.    Albuquerque, Sheriff-Deputy, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO). (1990s) Charged with Multiple Issues: kidnap, criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact and of assault with intent to commit a violent felony-  Deputy was acquitted 1992.  In that 1992 case, Sheriff Gallagher was indicted on two counts of tampering with evidence, three counts of bribing or threatening a witness and a single count of aiding a felon (See also Ray Gallagher). April 1995  indictment on 34 counts related to alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy/pleaded guilty two misdemeanor counts, attempting to contribute to the delinquency of a minor and attempted sexual contact with a minor 1996 federal cocaine charges.  2003 new drug charges for heroine distribution.. Case(s) 1998/01/20 UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Darryl D. BURT, Defendant-Appellant. https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-10th-circuit/1128807.html Book Bad Apples: A 21st Century History of America's Worst Law Enforcement.  W.E. Wilson This very brief excerpt on Darryl Burt in this book:   I did not write about Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Darryl Burt, who raped two boys at gunpoint in the 1990s and went to federal prison for distributing heroine… https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1365933598 Articles Real Crimes Excerpts From Real Crimes, in turn from Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal 1998/10/16: Albuquerque Journal: Former BCSO deputy Darryl Burt, now a federal inmate, has instigated a civil rights suit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department claiming he is owed back pay and benefits denied him after he was charged with 34 counts of sexual assault and extortion of a 16-yr-old boy.  In 7/99 a federal judge dismissed the suit.(From Real Crimes)  (1996/08): Former BCSO Deputies Darryl Burt, (once an undercover narcotics agent) and Michael Disney were taken into federal custody as the result of drug raids in their homes, after being videotaped selling drugs in a parking lot across from Eldorado High School.  Both men were working at The Wild Side, Disney’s drug paraphernalia shop.  At the time of the raid at Burt’s house, Burt and a 17-yr-old male took off through the bedroom window, both wearing only boxer shorts.  A loaded 45- caliber handgun, a Fix-A-Flat can filled with cocaine, and a BCSO badge and credentials were among the items found in Burt’s garage.  Both Burt and Disney later pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute.  The men were described as partners in a heavily armed El Paso-to-Albuquerque drug trafficking operation.  Burt was sentenced to 2 years and 9 months on a cocaine distribution conviction in US District Court.” (1995/04/25): Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Darryl Burt, who was acquitted in Nov. 1992 of sex related charges, was indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault and extortion of a 16-yr-old boy over a number of months and a number of different encounters.  (These charges were unrelated to the sex charges filed against him previously.)  Burt was placed on unpaid leave from BCSO.  He later pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to 728 days in jail…” (1992/02/22): Albuquerque Journal: District Court Judge ordered Bernalillo County Sheriff Ray Gallagher to keep members of his Crime Suppression Unit away from witnesses in the sexual assault case against BCSO Deputy Darryl Burt Sheriff Gallagher admitted to having destroyed evidence in the case against Deputy Burt” 1991/04/07 Albq. Journal (04/07/1991):  Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy, Darryl Burt, recently named senior officer in the BCSO Gang Unit, was accused of forcing a 24-yr-old, male, Mexican national to submit to forced sex acts in a BCSO vehicle and threatening the victim with a gun.”… “Deputy senior officer in the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department Gang Unit, was charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, and other felonies in connection with the traffic stop of a 24-yr-old male, as well as 34 counts of sexual assault and extortion of a 16-yr-old boy.  He was also found guilty of drug trafficking charges”… “ AP News 1992/11/26  Ex-Deputy Acquitted in Case Related to Sheriff Indictment https://www.apnews.com/c5fe136da495516d72047a104692cc13 Excerpt:  A former Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a male motorist i n a case that led to this week’s indictment of the county sheriff. Darryl Burt was found innocent Wednesday of kidnap, criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact and of assault with intent to commit a violent felony. On Tuesday, Burt’s former boss, Sheriff Ray Gallagher, was indicted on two counts of tampering with evidence in Burt’s case, three counts of bribing or threatening a witness and a single count of aiding a felon. Gallagher denied the allegations. It was Burt’s second trial; the first ended in a jury deadlock. Gallagher had invoked Fifth Amendment guarantees against self-incrimination and refused to testify in Burt’s retrial. However, his testimony from Burt’s first trial was read into the record. In that testimony, Gallagher admitted throwing away two potential pieces of evidence: a tissue reportedly wrapped around the alleged victim’s car keys and a letter that reportedly referred to a potential witness. The alleged victim, a Mexican national, also didn’t appear at the retrial. Assistant District Attorney Paul Spiers had said the man, who was in Mexico, was afraid, ″and he has been frustrated with the on-again, off-again nature of the trial.″ Prosecutors had contended that Burt pulled over the alleged victim on the pretext of a traffic stop, searched his car, walked him to the patrol car, fondled and performed a sex act on him, and then pulled a gun. Burt said he only searched the man, because he suspected the man was concealing drugs. https://www.apnews.com/c5fe136da495516d72047a104692cc13 AP News-1992/11/26 extracted from internet 2019/05/07 Albuquerque Journal 2003/12/19. Former Deputy Back in Prison By Scott Sandlin https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/124522metro12-19-03.htm Excerpt:  Darryl Burt appeared again in court this week on new drug charges. It was the third time the former Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy has faced criminal prosecution. Burt's fall from grace began in April 1995 with his indictment on 34 counts related to alleged sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy.  He eventually pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts, attempting to contribute to the delinquency of a minor and attempted sexual contact with a minor, but prosecutors said at the time that he had abused his position as an officer to prey on young Mexican nationals.  The next year he was back in court facing federal cocaine distribution charges. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute and was sentenced to two years and nine months in the drug case.  Burt completed his prison time and supervised release and was working when he was indicted in August on a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin. He pleaded guilty to all three counts Tuesday. Terms of the plea agreement call for Burt, 40, to spend eight years in federal prison. The indictment alleged Burt conspired with Martin Rivas Munguia to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin in Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties from Sept. 29 to Dec. 6, 2002. Munguia, who also has entered a guilty plea, is set for sentencing in February, but he will be subject to deportation because he was not legally in the United States, according to the prosecution. https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/124522metro12-19-03.htm B---? 2019/05/08  Gallup, officer, arrest, illegal strip, retaliation, suit/settle $50K-rumored amount/confidential. Victim Emily Ellison.  Incident September 12, 1999.  Lawsuit week of January 1, 2001.   Issue seems convoluted and difficult to follow, but possible political retaliation against this politically active high school student was behind the various policing activities direction against her, from two traffic stops for possibly minor violations to abnormal arrest and other procedures.  Watch for Antics on either side of this case: possible white/Hispanic retaliation of a Navajo political person supporting their opposition, but also possible tribal working of the legal system and twisting arguments for personal gain. It does look like the DA’s office was over-extending its power from the little we are told here. Case(s) 2001 Ellison v. Management and Training Corporation-McKinley County Adult Detention Center, which is operated by Management and Training Corporation (MTC), a private company. USDC D NM, Case No. 00cv00254 Names: Ellison sued MTC, the county, Baber, Sanchez, Byers, and others in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and New Mexico tort law.  Notice several different Gallup police officers and NMSP were involved in giving her tickets and performing arrests.  We are not finding their names easily. Articles Prison Legal News 2007/05/15 https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2007/may/15/new-mexico-50000-settlement-for-false-arrest- unconstitutional-strip-search/ Excerpt: In the week of January 1, 2001, a lawsuit alleging false arrest and an unconstitutional strip search in retaliation for supporting a particular candidate for district attorney settled for $50,000. Excerpt:  Ellison sued MTC, the county, Baber, Sanchez, Byers, and others in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and New Mexico tort law. She alleged, among other things, false arrest and imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, abuse of process,unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment, slander,defamation of character, and violations of her rights to due process,freedom of speech, and freedom of association. https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2007/may/15/new-mexico-50000-settlement-for-false-arrest- unconstitutional-strip-search/ Updates: 2019/10/11 a second Christopher Blea was added; there was some confusion at first over the same name with another police officer in Farmington area, am sorting it out today. 2019/07/26  MG Bralley new to list although he has been mentioned elsewhere. 2019/07/24 Eric Brown added to list; David Black added to list with KOB-2019/05 article.  2019/06/04 Benner Gregg named edited and added to, ODMP article added. 2019/05/08 Byers is being changed-probably wrong name for officer was used initially, editing and correction in process- court case added w/more info from article-Prison Legal News-2007/05/15. added. 2019/05/07 Burt Darryl added article AP News-1992/11/26.  2019/05/06 Christopher Blea-article- MADD, case Chavez v. Blea-2015, article Farmington Daily Times-2013/04/10; 2018/12/312018/09/16 Capehart, Daniel NMSP added/Albq Jrnl, Justice.gov, etc; 2018/01/31Artis,JereyHO-SUIT-DISCR;01/18/2018 Carter, Russ-ALBQ DET added; 01/11/2018 page cleaned up incl duplicate names index, etc.; Anders, Billy-CLD added; 01/06/2018: Dear, Jaremy excerpt from Albq Jrnl 2016/06/23;  01/03/2018 approx Duran-SNTA FE; 12/30/2017 Chavez, Gordon ex-CORR FBI record; 12/25/2017  Costales, Sam links incl UNM Youtube video; Brown, CJ links 2nd NMDAS, Occupy; Burns Larry links added TDaily Mail, he Blaze; Babcock Todd 2015-16 material;Avila, Greg status shifted to Deceased from 08/2015; Error correction - suspect, not police officer -Apodaca, Paul removed as police officer and added to Merriman , Ronald as suspect12/24/2017 changes to placement of various sections; codes moved to separate page (see link); some amplification of and changes to codes 11/26/2017 Chavez, Jose (KOD/Hatch 08/12/2016);; Coffman, Rod/DS/Lea County/apparent suicide 2011;  Wilson, Dusty; Wallace, Edmund/lea county/sex abuse of inmate; 11/25/2017 Justice dt gov CASA APD monitoring report; 11/05/2017 Threlkeld, Eric/Carlsbad/ letter to editor Current Argus/on domestic violence issues/reforms; Emmert, Richard/Farmington/cleared of charges;Vigil, Matthew/Espanola/Child Abuse; Malone, Casey/Farmington/clearing allegations regarding another officer. 05/29/2017; 03/19/2017
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