Albuquerque city attorney questions monitor’s neutrality in APD reform


OVERSEEING ALBUQUERQUE POLICE REFORM IS SUPPOSED TO BE "NEUTRAL" BUT THE CITY )S NOW QUESTIONING THE MONITOR )S ROLE AND WANTS A JUDGE TO LOOK AT WHETHER HE HAS A BIAS AGAINST THE CITY NEWS 13 )S CHRIS MCKEE EXPLAINS THE CITY ARGUES IN A NEW MOTION FILED IN FEDERAL COURT THAT INDEPENDENT MONITOR JAMES GINGER CONTINUES TO RETALIATE AGAINST THE CITY IN PART FOR COMMENTS THE CITY ATTORNEY MADE ABOUT HIM LAST YEAR A LAPEL CAMERA WAS SECRETLY ROLLING WHEN THE MONITOR AND CITY ATTORNEY ARGUED LAST YEAR Jessica Hernandez/Albuquerque City Attorney 26:51 "I )m asking if you )re willing to talk through those" 06:31 James Ginger/Independent Monitor 06:31 "And I said no!" 26:54 IT )S THIS SECRET

LAPEL CAMERA RECORDING CAPTURING AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN CITY ATTORNEY JESSICA HERNANDEZ AND INDEPENDENT MONITOR JAMES GINGER THAT )S THE BASIS OF THE CITY )S NEW ARGUMENT OVER A-P-D REFORM

NOW FILED IN FEDERAL COURT THE CITY ASKING A JUDGE TO LOOK AT THE "NEUTRALITY OF THE MONITOR" ARGUING

GINGER MAY BE BIASED

AGAINST CERTAIN CITY STAFF INCLUDING THE CITY ATTORNEY

THE CITY SAYS IT DATES BACK TO COMMENTS HERNANDEZ MADE ABOUT THE MONITOR )S WORK DURING A MARCH 2016 COUNCIL MEETING Brad Winter / ABQ City Councilor 20:03:08 "He did make a comment about the administration delaying and stonewalling 03:11 where )d that come from? 03:13 Jessica Hernandez 03:16 "Mr President and councilor winter, you know I I don )t know what the basis of those comments is and I do not agree with those" 03:23 ALMOST TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT THE CITY AND MONITOR MET AT A- P-D HEADQUARTERS AND TALKED ABOUT THE COMMENTS HERNANDEZ MADE A-P-D DEPUTY CHIEF BOB HUNTSMAN STARTED RECORDING ON HIS LAPEL CAMERA WHEN THINGS GOT HEATED Jessica Hernandez 28:38 "I think that this

dynamic is not helpful to the process" James Ginger 28:43 "I didn )t think it was helpful Jessica when you blame this entire process, the failure of this process so far on me in city council" 28:50 James GInger 29:49 "Its fine, I can play the game its alright" 29:50 THE CITY SAYS IT WAITED A YEAR AND HALF TO REPORT THE ARGUMENT TO THE FEDERAL JUDGE HOPING BOTH SIDES WOULD GET ALONG IN PRIVATE BUT ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS THE CITY SAYS A MONITORING TEAM MEMBER TOLD AN A-P-D STAFFER EARLIER THIS MONTH

THE MONITOR CHANGED A SOON TO BE RELEASED REPORT TO BE MORE NEGATIVE THE CITY SAYS THE OFFICER WAS TOLD ROUGHLY "IT )S CLEAR DOCTOR GINGER HAS AN AXE TO GRIND AGAINST CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS" WE CALLED DOCTOR JAMES GINGER TONIGHT TO ASK HIM ABOUT THIS MOTION BUT WE DIDN )T HEAR BACK THE CITY IS ASKING A FEDERAL JUDGE TO HOLD A HEARING ON THEIR MOTION

QUESTIONING THE MONITOR )S NEUTRALITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BACK TO YOU

OK CHRIS THE CITY ALSO IS ARGUES THAT GINGER WENT AS FAR AS TO CALL A- P-D BRASS QUOTE "COLLATERAL DAMAGE" BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS BETWEEN HIM AND THE CITY ATTORNEY GINGER IS ALSO ACCUSED OF CALLING DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIALS HIS OWN ATTORNEYS

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