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Albuquerque cop resigns after DWI

From KOAT News

Albuquerque police confirm that Patrick Hernandez stepped down on Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Hernandez got into a crash involving two other vehicles, while getting on the San Antonio exit from Interstate 25 northbound last week. He then failed sobriety tests.

April Sanchez drunk, arrested for battery

Ex-cop April Sanchez arrested again, this time for making a drunken scene at ten in the morning at an Albuquerque casino.

Read the arrest report.

Sanchez obviously needs help. We hope she gets it before something terrible happens.

Shooter cop accused of domestic violence

From an Albuquerque Journal article by Jeff Proctor, Officer Facing Violence Charge:

APD officer Jeremy Hollier can expect to be disciplined quickly after his arrest on domestic violence charges over the weekend, Police Chief Ray Schultz said Tuesday.

Hollier was arrested shortly after 12 a.m. Sunday at his home in the Northeast Heights after police received a call from a woman saying Hollier had choked her, threatened to kill himself and banged his head against a wall several times, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.

The weekend arrest wasn’t the first time Hollier has made headlines.

In the summer of 2010, he fatally shot Len Fuentes after neighbors reported a loud altercation between Fuentes and his girlfriend. It was one of 19 officer-involved shootings from early 2010 through late summer 2011 that drew pointed criticism from community members.

Hollier and another officer responded to an apartment on Crest SE on July 26, 2010. Fuentes, who suffered from mental illness, refused commands to drop his knife. Police say he lunged at the officers before being shot.

Former APD Sergeant arrested for DWI

From KRQE News:

He was an off duty APD Sergeant when he backed over a woman in a bar parking lot killing her.

Police said he even admitted to partying and blacking out that night but the charges against Andrew Gallegos were dropped.

News 13 has learned he has a new job as a cop and new trouble.

Gallegos was arrested early Saturday morning after police said he was doing 59 in a 40mph zone down Eubank on his motorcycle.

The officer said Gallegos was unsteady and smelled like alcohol, but Gallegos, who is now a sergeant with Isleta Pueblo Police, refused to take a filed sobriety test or a breathalyzer.