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Correction: Who’s Out of Uniform?

Correction: Who’s Out of Uniform?

It is the policy of ABQ Free Press to correct errors in a timely fashion. Contact the editor at editor@freeabq.com.

Correction to a story posted June 16

In a June 16 story on this website, ABQ Free Press published a photo that purported to show top Albuquerque Police Department officials attending a community meeting without APD-mandated body cameras.

APD examined the photo and noted that at least four of the five the officers in the photo can be seen wearing body cameras on their belts, which is permissible under APD policy.

The officers in the photo are: front row left to right: Assistant Chief Robert Huntsman, Major Tim Gonterman, Major Jessica Tyler; Second row: Deputy Chief Eric Garcia and Major Arturo Gonzales.

The story noted that Chief Gorden Eden, who was at the meeting, was not wearing a lapel camera. Both belt cameras and lapel cameras are acceptable under the APD body-camera policy.


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  • Norman
    June 16, 2016, 12:17 pm

    Major Gonterman to Major Tyler, "Hey Jessica could you ask your husband Bob Tyler how to work this phone so I can record these people?"

  • Anonymous
    June 16, 2016, 12:26 pm

    Time to fill up some email inboxes folks.

    Federal Monitor, James Ginger : PMRinc@mac.com

    Federal Associate Monitor, Stephen Rickman: Rickmanse@aol.com

    ABQ Civilian Police Oversight Agency Executive Director, Edward Harness: cpoa@cabq.gov

    ABQ Police Oversight Board Chairwomen, Beth Mohr: CABQ.POB.Mohr@gmail.com

    ABQ Police Oversight Board Members: POB@cabq.gov

  • Pete Dinelli
    June 16, 2016, 2:41 pm

    This is a classic case of "do as I say and not as I do". The APD command staff, especially Eden, actually believe they are respected by the rank and file police officer. The true mark of any leader is one who is willing to do any task themselves that they would order a subordinate to perform and to honor and respect the same standards they impose. I suspect Eden and the Command staff would tell the Mayor and City Council to mind their own business if they were told by the Mayor or Council to wear their department issue lapel cameras, just like they did with the reverse sting operations to sell and manufacture drugs out of the evidence room.

  • Jesus
    June 16, 2016, 3:10 pm

    I remember when Chief Polisar gave himself a letter of reprimand for not wearing his belt recorder. Those types of leaders are long gone from APD. Hey Huntsman, what are you spending that $12,000 per year that you stole from your own troops on? Do the right thing and donate all of it to the 100 club of new mexico.

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