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NAMES NM POLICE SECTION (Last Name Letter) 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Champlin Matt, Santa Fe Chan Tai, Santa Fe Chavez Gordon, Albuquerque Chavez Jose, Hatch Chavez Levi, Albuquerque Chavez Peter, Espanola ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARIES C2: BRIEF EXCERPTS/SOURCES NEW MEXICO POLICE Champlin, Matt Santa Fe, Santa Fe PD, Officer Chan, Tai (2014) Santa Fe. Deputy. Incident (Unruly/Shoot/Kill Another Deputy) in Silver City while out of town from Santa Fe; Killed another deputy Jeremy Martin via multiple gunshots to back during a brawl at a hotel. Chan is the nephew of Santa Fe County Commissioner Robert Anaya. KOAT http[colon]//www[dot]koat[dot]com/article/deputy-charged-in-murder-of-fellow-deputy-1/5060043 Chase, Christopher (12/2004) Albuquerque. (OFC, FORCE) From Real Crimes: “Dec. 2004: A teenage male was awarded $17,000 for his claim that APD Officer Christopher Chase beat him with a flashlight in September 2002.” http[colon]//www[dot] Chavez, Gordon Albuquerque. Corrections. Probation. Suit-Sexual Issue. FBI-2013/09/03--Former New Mexico Probation Officer pleads guilty to sexual assault and false statement charges; 2014-Sentenced 18 months federal prison. Justice dot gov: (2014/03/03) https[colon]//www[dot]justice[dot]gov/usao-nm/pr/former-state-probation-officer-sentenced-prison- sexually-assaulting-woman-under-his Excerpt: Gordon Chavez, 36, a former probation officer with the New Mexico Corrections Department’s Division of Probation and Parole, was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on charges related to the sexual assault of a probationer whom he supervised. Chavez previously pled guilty to one count of violating the victim’s right to bodily integrity when he touched her breasts against her will. Chavez also pled guilty to one count of making material false statements to the FBI when he denied both touching the breasts of females whom he supervised and asking for naked photos of them. FBI dot gov: Former New Mexico Probation Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault and False Statement Charges 2013/09/03--https[colon]//archives[dot] mexico-probation-officer-pleads-guilty-to-sexual-assault-and-false-statement-charges Albuquerque Journal: (2012/12/05) Probation officer accused of sex assault. Chavez, Jose Hatch KOD (08/12/2016)Police Officer Jose Chavez was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Franklin Street at approximately 3:40 pm. One of the vehicle's passengers exited the vehicle during the stop and opened fire on Officer Chavez, wounding him. Wochit News Youtube video New Mexico Police Officer Killed At Traffic Stop 2016/08/13 Chavez, Levi Albuquerque. Former Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officer Levi., VIctim Tera Chavez Cutting Edge News 10/06/2011: Meanwhile, former Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officer Levi Chavez who is charged with the 2007 murder of his wife in a case that could involve a crime ring that was sending stolen cars to Mexico, pleads not guilty. Earlier this year, the city government of Albuquerque paid out $230,000 to Tara Chavez’s family in a settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit. 07-27-2015-- heading-to-law/article_b8005bab-3cbd-5887-985b-7892c02a76f2.html 07/29/2013-- 10/06/2011-- https[colon]// Chavez, Peter Espanola, Espanola PD/Officer. 2018/03 Named in 3 complaints: 1 of which was harassment. http[colon]//www[dot]riograndesun[dot]com/news/cops_courts/residents-lodge-complaints-against-police- dept/article_73a09d2c-3382-11e8-6cf-1bd24046c927[dot]html Chavez, Robert Deming, Officer, Force, (2013) Deming. Anal Probing incident in connection with David Eckert case. Victim Eckert, Huffington Post Case(s) 2016/09/14 - Decided) No. 15-2204 David Eckert, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. City of Deming; Bobby Orosco; Robert Chavez; Officer Hernandez; Hidalgo County; Hildalgo County Sheriff Officers David Arredondo, Robert Rodriguez, Patrick Green; Gila Regional Medical Center; Robert Wilcox, M.D.; Okay Odocha, M.D., Defendants. https[colon]//caselaw[dot]findlaw[dot]com/us-10th-circuit/1748339[dot]html The Blaze 2013/11/07 New details emerge about New Mexico man at center of police departments anal probing controversy. departments-anal-probing-controversy Chavez, Timothy Albuquerque, Sex/Dropped, August 25, 2007 Ex-Cop's Charges In Rape Dropped https[colon]//www[dotabqjournal[dot]com/news/metro/589002metro08-25-07[dot]htm Chavez Timothy, Albuquerque, Sex, Dropped Chavez, Victoria Louise Farmington. Farmington PD. 1992 KOD. Older Material: one of the few killed on duty in Farmington. Christesen, Ken Sheriff, San Juan County (includes Farmington), previously worked for Region II Drug Task Force. Christen helped identify and encourage investigations for the eventual capture of drug rings in his department. Suit against Christesen/$500K County settlement involving Utley, Haws, Wilcox. Albuquerque Journal State Law Enforcement Academy finds former Sherif’’s office Captain lied https[colon]//www[dot]abqjournal[dot]com/636929/state-law-enforcement-academy-finds-former- sheriffs-office-captain-lied[dot]html Borderland Beat (2011) http[colon]//www[dot]borderlandbeat[dot]com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us[dot]html Excerpt From Borderland Beat (2011): San Juan County. “San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen said he’s “absolutely” concerned that cartels are targeting his deputies. “They’re already here,” he said. “There’s three cartels working in San Juan County right now.” In 2003, Christesen worked for the Region II Drug Task Force when officials caught a former deputy named Mike Marshall dealing drugs. 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.“To keep the cartels safe, they told them what the task force was doing on a daily basis,” Christesen said. “Every time an informant was developed, they passed that information on. Every time a search warrant was obtained, they passed that information on.”In essence, the cartels knew everything law enforcement was doing, he said. All three of those men are now serving time in prison. But Christesen knows there are more crooked cops in bed with the cartels. http[colon]//www[dot]borderlandbeat[dot]com/2011/05/cartel-violence-cash-infiltrating-us[dot]html SHANE UTLEY ISSUE Farmington Daily Times (2015/11/08) Academy Revokes Former Captain’s Certification http[colon]// captains-certification/75235774 Excerpt from Farmington Daily Times. By Dan Schwartz (11/08/2015): Utley, who worked in law enforcement for 25 years before retiring last year, did not return a phone call seeking comment for this story. “It’s unfortunate that he worked that long in law enforcement and ended up this way, but this says a lot about character,” San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen said. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen (photo is in article) Utley and three other former employees of the Sheriff’s Office filed a lawsuit last year against Christesen claiming he retaliated against them with unjust demotions and work-place harassment because they wouldn’t support his re-election campaign. In early October, the county settled the lawsuit for $500,000. Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brice Current, former Undersheriff Ron Anderson, the Sheriff’s Office, the county and its commissioners were also defendants. Lisa Haws, Matt Wilcox and Utley’s wife, Beth Utley, were the other plaintiffs. The lawsuit claimed the accusations against Shane Utley were “bogus” and “nothing more than retaliation.” But Christesen says the academy determined Shane Utley is deceptive and lied. Christesen described the lawsuit as a political torpedo aimed at his 2014 reelection campaign. He said the half-million-dollar settlement, a business decision by the county’s insurance company, has no bearing on accuracy of the claims made against him in the lawsuit. “Everything we do is based on integrity,” he said. captains-certification/75235774 (2015/10/07) Lawsuit against Christesen: County Pays $500K Settlement. By Dan Schwartz Case against this Sheriff by Shane Utley: 2015/10/07- settle-lawsuit/73523316/ Lawsuit against Christesen: County pays $500K to settle lawsuit Excerpt: Former San Juan County Sheriff’s Office employees who filed a lawsuit more than a year ago against Sheriff Ken Christesen and others alleging retaliation have settled for $500,000, according to court documents (see Farmington Daily Times, by Dan Schwartz, 2015/10/07) ICE dot gov 2014/12/27 HSI Investigation Results 27 arrests accused NM drug traffickers https[colon]//www[dot]ice[dot]gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-27-arrests-accused-nm- drug-traffickers Excerpt From ice dot gov (Article 12/27/2014): “San Juan County Sheriff said, ‘I am proud of the efforts of the Region II and HSI agents who put this case together. This partnership from state, local and federal agencies is an example of what can be accomplished when we work together to make our communities safer.” https[colon]//www[dot]ice[dot]gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-27- arrests-accused-nm-drug-traffickers Judith Miller: Mexicanization American Law Enforcement 2009 Autumn The Mexicanization of American Law Enforcement http[colon]//www[dot]judithmiller[dot]com/6482/mexicanization-american-law-enforcement Excerpt from Judith Miller: But sensitive task-force information kept leaking out to the Tarangos, much to Christesen's frustration. Every time Christesen got close to persuading someone to talk or testify in a drug-related case, the inquiry would fall apart. A parade of witnesses who had agreed to testify would suddenly change their minds. One potential witness in a drug case against Josh Tarango, Danny's younger brother, refused to testify in 2006 after her daughter's car was burned on her front lawn. "Every time we got close to tying Tarango to Countryman," Christesen recalls, "an informant would be burned"—intimidated, that is. "I began to think that our own building was bugged. I even asked the FBI to do a sweep." Tired of waiting for federal help, "we finally bought old equipment and did it ourselves." The sweep turned up nothing. Meanwhile, violence in San Juan County kept escalating, much of it apparently tied to Danny Tarango. http[colon]//www[dot]judithmiller[dot]com/6482/mexicanization-american-law-enforcement KOAT 2018/01/14 New Mexico Sheriff puts controversial post on social media 2018/01/14--http[colon]//www[dot]koat[dot]com/article/new-mexico-sheriff-puts-controversial- post-on-social-media/15160717 Scribd Complaint against San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen https[colon]//www[dot]scribd[dot]com/document/220210798/Complaint-against-San-Juan-County- Sheriff-Ken-Christesen Christesen, Zack Farmington. Officer. Resigned 2019 over incident involving his rough treatment of 11 year old black girl at Mesa View Middle School. WIBW (2019/10/22) https[colon]//www[dot]wibw[dot]com/content/news/School-resource-officer-resigns-after-roughly- restraining-11-year-old-girl-in-NM-563613431[dot]html?ref=431 Excerpt: Officer Zach Christensen, a school resource officer at Mesa View Middle School, resigned Oct. 1 after an internal investigation by the Farmington Police Department…School administrators, who witnessed the incident, tried to get Christensen to stop. “Officer Christensen, she is not a threat to yourself or others at this moment,” said one administrator in the video. Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe agrees with that administrator. “Our officers have training to kind of calm things down and settle things down and move into the facts. Instead, we were the ones, really, that ratcheted things up,” he said. “For me personally, this was spectacularly disappointing.” https[colon]//www[dot]wibw[dot]com/content/news/School-resource-officer-resigns-after-roughly- restraining-11-year-old-girl-in-NM-563613431[dot]html?ref=431 Updates: 20120/01/05 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,, 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 for edit/review C 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
C2: Champlin-Christesen (Police Names- New Mexico/Abuse-Information)
Chavez Robert, Deming Chavez Timothy, Albuquerque Chavez Victoria Louise, Farmington Christesen Ken, San Juan County (includes Farmington) Christesen Zack, Farmington