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NAMES (Last Name Letter)   A1     A2     B1      B2     B3     C1     C2     C3     D1     D2     E      F      G1     G2     H     IJK     L     M1     M2     M3     N     O     P     QR     S     T     W     UVXYZ   LIST C3:  C1  Campa-Castillo       C2  Champlin-Christesen       C3   Clifton to Currell (here) Click on names below for summaries below this list     Clifton Michael, Las Cruces       Coate Caleb, Farmington       Coffman Rod,  Hobbs       Conley Bill, Albuquerque       Contreras Mario, Dexter Contreras Mark,  Silver City       Cook Andrew,  Albuquerque       Corvinus Clint,  Alamagordo       Cosban Steve, Santa Fe       Costales Sam, Albuquerque     Countryman LeviFarmington       Currell Duane, Albuquerque C SECTION, Tables and Related Information Table C1-C3       Table all New Mexico Police Names on this website:  https://policefactor.com/NMPolNames.html 1 See also  Victim Incidents/Cases     Police - Blue Lives Matter     Locations by City and Names A to Z Indexes SUMMARIES  C3:   BRIEF EXCERPTS/SOURCES NEW MEXICO POLICE Clifton Michael,  Las Cruces,  In 2014: Crash related issues, including tampering with evidence, -, ABQ  Jrnl-2014/03/26   Articles ABQ (Albuquerque) Journal 2014/03/26  Cruces Officer resigns amid charges. By James Staley. Excerpt Abq Journal.    ) Facing misdemeanor charges related to an early-morning crash on Interstate 25, a longtime Las Cruces police officer has resigned.  New Mexico State Police, the agency investigating the crash, has filed misdemeanor charges against Clifton – careless driving, leaving a crash scene, failure to give notice of a crash and failure to give a written report related to the crash.  He’s also facing evidence tampering charges, which in this case is classified as a petty misdemeanor. https://www.abqjournal.com/374417/cruces-officer-resigns-amid-charges.html Coate Caleb, Farmington, Farmington PD/Officer,  2011-Fired; Misdemeanor charges faced for dom viol, arrested put on leave Articles ABQ (Albuquerque) Journal 2011 Farmington Police Officer accused of beating girlfriend is fired. https://www.abqjournal.com/70306/farmington-police-officer-accused-of-beating-girlfriend-is-fired.html  https://www.abqjournal.com/63031/farmington-police-officer-arrested-put-on-leave.html Coffman Rod,  Hobbs, Lea County Sheriffs Office/Sheriff-worked Sheriffs office 13 yrs;worked for Hobbs PD 7 yrs, On 12/04/2011- apparent suicide .  Articles ABQ (Albuquerque) Journal 2010/12/6 Lea Sheriff apparent suicide. By Rene Romo https://www.abqjournal.com/73430/lea-sheriff-apparent-suicide.html Excerpt: Coffman worked for the Hobbs Police Department for seven years and then spent 13 years in the sheriff’s department, working his way up to the rank of captain, the highest nonelected position in the agency. Coffman, a Republican, was elected sheriff with nearly 59 percent of the vote in 2006, and he won re-election to a second four- year term in November 2010 by garnering 73.4 percent of the vote while running against a conservative independent candidate. The Lea County Sheriff’s Department is moving into a new $8 million headquarters in Lovington, and Coffman also presided over the creation of a regional emergency dispatch center and emergency operations center, said county manager Mike Gallagher. https://www.abqjournal.com/73430/lea-sheriff-apparent-suicide.html DPS dot state nm State police investigating Lea County Sheriff suicide http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/state-police-investigating-lea-county-sheriff-suicide/ Conley Bill,  Albuquerque, Chief, Patrolman, Lieutenant, Commissioner, Angel Fire  Search and Rescue, 32 years law enforcement, Associated with Linda Daniels case.   [Information Only]: AP News Archive (1986/01/21) District Attorney to file murder charges AP News Archive (1986) associated with Linda Daniels murder case. https://apnews.com/914cf7e5eec56841b32cee8a6e824f94 Excerpt:  Her fully clothed body was found early Monday in a culvert in the Jemez Mountains, about 90 miles northwest of Albuqerque, police said. ″If they hadn’t led us to the body, we never would have found it,″ said Albuquerque police Lt. Bill Conley. He said Miss Daniels apparently died of a gunshot wound to the head on Jan. 13, the day after her abduction. https://apnews.com/914cf7e5eec56841b32cee8a6e824f94 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bill.conley.7509 Retired after spending 32 years in law enforcement from Patrolman to Police Chief. Elected for two terms as Colfax County Commissioner, 2004-2012. Elected twice to the Board of the South Central Colfax County Special Hospital District 2002- 2012. Serving as chairman on the Board of Kit Carson Energy Inc., and as a charter member on the Board of Directors for Angel Fire Search and Rescue from 1990 until 2013. Plus a Charter member of the Angel Fire Rotary.  Education NM Military Institute, UNM. https://www.facebook.com/bill.conley.7509 Contreras Mario,  Dexter, Dexter PD/Chief, (2015)Stalking; Received jail time appeal; badge barred in NM      RDR News (2016/11/04) Contreras escapes jail time on appeal http://www.rdrnews.com/archive/?p=151277 Former Dexter Police Chief Mario R. Contreras, shown here in a cellphone video secretly recorded by a young woman working at a Dexter convenience store, has avoided jail time for harassing women in Dexter while on duty. Contreras agreed to a plea agreement Wednesday in which charges of battery and stalking will be dismissed, if he successfully completes one year of unsupervised [auth] probation. He also agreed to surrender his law enforcement certifiation in New Mexico. (Toby Martinez Screenshot) After appealing his convictions to district court, former Dexter police chief accepted a plea agreement Wednesday that will keep him out of jail, while ensuring that he never is employed by law enforcement again within the state of New Mexico. Mario R. Contreras accepted a plea agreement in district court Wednesday, without admitting guilt. He entered an Alford plea to one petty misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of stalking, of which Contreras was found guilty of in May after a trial in magistrate court. An Alford plea is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant asserts his innocence, but admits the evidence would likely persuade a judge or jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Contreras Mark, (2016) Silver City.  Murder/Suicide/ Killed girlfriend then himself, Victim Bascom  Excerpt from SC Daily 09/07/2016: Killed ex-girlfriend, then shot himself. Just over an hour after that second interaction with Nelson on April 21, Contreras tracked Bascom to a friend’s house in the 1300 block of Serinna Court. There, even after a witness was able to coax one gun away from the officer, Contreras produced another gun, and shot and killed Bascom, then himself. Notice update of US News-11/17/2017 http://www.scdailypress.com/site/2016/09/07/murder-suicide-cop-threatened-doctor/ http://www.scdailypress.com/site/2016/09/10/family-to-sue-town-county-in-murder-suicide/ https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2017-11-17/lawsuit-silver-city-hired-violent-cop-who-later- killed-ex KRQE (2015/12/24) Former Dexter Police Chief Charged with Stalking. By Cheyenne Cope. http://krqe.com/2015/12/24/former-dexter-police-chief-charged-with-stalking/ Excerpt:  Police Chief charged with stalking. The clerk claims Contreras had been harassing her for more than a year including once when he got into her car after work and refused to get out until she gave him a kiss. Police reports show other women in town say Contreras harassed them too, making crude gestures to them and touching them inappropriately. After months of investigation state police filed an arrest warrant for Contreras.  He turned himself in on Tuesday. He’s charged with three counts of battery and two counts of stalking.  Contreras bonded out of jail on a $1,500 cash or surety bond. http://krqe.com/2015/12/24/former-dexter-police-chief-charged-with-stalking/ Cook Andrew,     Albuquerque. APD/Officer. On 20101/01/09: Shooting incident involving Aaron Renfro.  Cook was cleared by a grand jury nine months later, Victim Aaron Renfro Alb. Journal APD Under fire incident summaries https://www.abqjournal.com/community-data/apd-under-fire-incident-summaries Excerpt:  1/9/10: Officer Andrew Cook shoots and kills Aaron Renfro Location: 5900 Wyoming NE Aaron Renfro, 32, was fatally shot by officer Andrew Cook after Renfro pulled a gun from his waistband during a foot chase that resulted from a traffic stop, according to police. Police said Renfro was riding in a car with two other men when officers stopped the car for speeding. According to police, Renfro gave them a fake name that had a warrant out for it. When officers asked Renfro and the other men to get out of the vehicle, police said Renfro took off running. When officers yelled at Renfro to stop running, he reached into his waistband, pulled out a gun and was fatally shot by Cook, according to police. Cook was cleared by a grand jury nine months later. (2010/01/12) updated police say man fatally show by albuq officer was career criminal. By Staff. https://www.abqjournal.com/11050/updated-police-say-man-fatally-shot-by-albuquerque-officer-was-‘career- criminal’.html Corvinus Clint, Alamagordo, Alamagord PD/Officer. KOD 09/02/2016     Traffic Stop.  Suspect Joseph Moreno ran, officers Corvinus and rookie foot pursuit, shots exchanged, Corvinus shot but managed to shoot back and kill suspect. Corvinus succumbed to wounds at hospital. Corvinus was a 4 yr veteran. Articles ODMP https://www.odmp.org/officer/22949-police-officer-clint-e-corvinus Defense Maven https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/watch-bodycam-footage-of-alamogordo-officer-clint- corvinus-s-murder-by-joseph-moreno-released-HT3gJezUOkmGHLyKyUc4Kg/ CBS News https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-officer-clint-corvinus-killed-by-joseph-moreno-alamogordo-new-mexico/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwhrPsl9t5M Cosban Steve,  Santa Fe, Officer at time of 2011 overturned firing over falsifying documents; a suspension occurred instead. Albuquerque Journal (2011/12/11)  Firings of two SF police officers overturned by arbitrator.  By Vic Vela https://www.abqjournal.com/76359/firings-of-two-sf-police-officers-overturned-by-arbitrator.html Excerpt: Under Davis’ decision, Baker ends up with a three-week suspension for violating arrest and use of force procedures, and Cosban gets a four-week suspension, for the same two violations and for not following search and seizure rules….Arbitrator Philip B. Davis, without elaboration, on Tuesday found there was “not cause” for Police Chief Ray Rael’s finding that Officers Troy Baker and Steve Cosban falsified their written reports of the arrest. Davis ordered that they be given back their jobs.  Davis did uphold lesser findings against Baker and Cosban and two other officers, Daniel Parsons and Matt Champlin, who were temporarily suspended by Rael. https://www.abqjournal.com/76359/firings-of-two-sf-police-officers-overturned-by-arbitrator.html Costales Sam, Albuquerque, Whistleblower, Lawsuit won 1-ALBQ/2-OFC/3-REF-WHISTLE  (2009) Albuquerque. Retired officer. Describes police abuses in Albuquerque. Won lawsuit against APD.  (Also see section Victim Incidents/Cases) Incident Aug. 9, 2006 involving Unser, Sr.  Lawsuit Samson Costales v. Schultz Memorandum Opinion and Order 2009/03/31.   Watch for Antics - monkeys in the trees/background noise Case(s) Casemine 2009/03/31 Samson Sam Costales v. Schultz Civ No 07-827 MV/Act.  Memorandum Opinion and Order District Court D https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/591467b9add7b049342b7e3e Articles Albuquerque Journal 2009/11/26 11/26/2009--https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/26224624341newsmetro11-26-09.htm 2010/04/03 Police Chief Removed From Lawsuit Judgment https://www.abqjournal.com/news/metro/030251metro04-03-10.htm MG Bralley -What’s Wrong with this picture blogspot 2009/11 Costales https://mgbralley-whatswrongwiththispicture.blogspot.com/2009/11/668000-costales.html NPR 2014/09/30 Albuquerque police dept faces fed and pub scrutiny 09/30/2014--https://www.npr.org/2014/09/30/352773117/albuquerque-police-department-faces-federal-and- public-scrutiny Youtube 03/06/2015--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz_PFI2zrRM [2nd in a series of 8 college classes entitled "Police Violence and Social Control". UNM  (Univ. of NM-ALBQ) tenured professor David Correia is the instructor.  Retired APD Officer Sam Costales is interviewed by UNM Junior Jack Cox and members of the  public] Countryman Levi,    Farmington, San Juan County, Sheriff’s Deputy, Drug Ring (2007).  Cartel participation.  Articles Borderland Beat (2011) http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us.html Excerpt: “Then, in 2007, the FBI discovered traitors inside the drug task force. New Mexico State Police Officer Keith Salazar and former San Juan County Sheriff’s Deputy Levi Countryman were feeding information to a drug cartel.” http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us.html Stop the Drug War (2007/12/07) http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2007/dec/07/law_enforcement_weeks_corrupt_co Excerpt: According to this federal indictment Countryman acted as the middleman while a Mexican national named Daniel Tarango did the actual dealing. The scheme described in the indictment was simple: Salazar handed over insider information to Countryman who then passed it along to Tarango making it nearly impossible for drug agents to catch him. http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2007/dec/07/law_enforcement_weeks_corrupt_co Currell Duane, Albuquerque, APD/Officer,   06/20/2003 indicted on Sex/Kidnap, Victim: a woman allegedly coerced into exposing herself and who was then grabbed by this officer, Real Crimes-2003/06/20 Articles Real Crimes Excerpt From Real Crimes: “6/20/03: Albq. Journal: APD Officer Duane Currell was indicted on charges he coerced a woman into exposing herself and then grabbed her during a traffic stop.” Real Crimes: http://www.realcrimes.com/Corruption_Overview.htm  06/20/2003 http://www.koat.com/article/albuquerque-cop-indicted-on-sex-charges/5015479 Updates:  2020/03/19 further tech editing and index links at page top corrected;2020/01/05 Cosban Steve filled in. 2019/07/09 Victorial Louise Chavez added to list. 2019/06/24 Chavez Peter added to list.  2019/06/12 Sam Costales watch for antics monkeys in trees added;MG Bralley-2009 article on Costales added. 2019/06/11 Corvinus Clint material added; 2019/06/10- Bill Conley material added to and updated, incl. his own Facebook info about himself.  2019/06/06 Chavez Gordon added Justice dot gov article showing sentence, added to existing fbi article about guilty plea, added alb jrnl-2012 article; 2019/06/06 Chase Christopher removed as his name was mistakenly applied to this list, he was not a police officer but a suspect killed by police during a chase; he apparently had stolen a police vehicle and had injured police before he was shot down. 2019/06/05 Carter Russell, added Cop Block-2016/11/19; Santa Fe New Mexican-2016/12/09; KRQE-2016/02/12; 2019/05/02 Carter Russel: added articles alb jrnl-2016/0 Castillo Victor: added articles Lubbock Online/2012 and Newschannel 10/2012//08/10, Lubbock, 019/05/01 Christesen editing; 2019/04/30 edited/cleaned up the page from a recent transfer; going over information to add or consolidate, , this will be ongoing.  Contreras, Mario added article rdr news-2016/11/4;  Campa, Joseph, article Las Cruces News-2018/02/25; 2018/09/16 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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