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Ex-Cop not happy having his picture out there

We occasionally get letters from local police officers demanding that we remove photos or complaint files about them. For example, here’s an email we received recently from one of the most disgusting cops to be fired in recent memory, former Santa Fe cop Mike Eiskant:

please remove any and all private photos of Me Michael G. Eiskant. I have never given a release to your site to post any or all photos of me private or otherwise.

You have a copyrighted photo displayed on your site. This is the only request i will make, any further will be made by legal action.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Michael G. Eiskant

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"Creeper" Michael Eiskant finally off the force

Ex-Cop Michael Eiskant Caught Masturbating on Video While on Duty

A statement from the Attorney General Gary King’s office said that Eiskant promised he “will never again become a law enforcement officer anywhere in the United States,” as part of his plea deal…. Eiskant entered a no contest plea in Bernalillo County District Court in front of Judge Reed Sheppard for other issues. The no contest pleas were for two counts of attempt to commit a felony for false imprisonment, one count of stalking, two counts of harassment and charges for larceny and possession of marijuana. The criminal complaint details that seven of the charges happened in 2011 and plenty of them involved women in traffic stops.

Officer Michael Eiskant Accused of Harassing Women

From a story by KRQE, Santa Fe Officer Accused of Harassing Women:

During nearly a dozen years with the Santa Fe Police Department, Sgt. Michael Eiskant has racked up a stack of citizen complaints.

Allegations include bullying, volatility and abuse of authority. One man even claimed Eiskant pulled a gun on him while the officer was off duty and said, “I can’t wait to get you when I’m on duty,” according to the complaint.

And while it’s not uncommon for citizens to complain about even the best officers, a close examination of both the complaints provided to News 13 by the city of Santa Fe and interviews with citizens who’ve had run-ins with Eiskant reveals a pattern of an officer who allegedly uses his police powers to harass women.

“He’s very dangerous,” said “Gail,” a woman who asked not to be identified. “He’s a predator. He preys on weaker, or what he believes at first are weak, women.”

Officer Michael Eiskant of Santa Fe Police back from suspension

From a story in the Albuquerque Journal, Officer in Sex Case Back on Job:

A Santa Fe police officer is back on duty after being suspended by the state Law Enforcement Academy Board for a three-year-old case in which a police informant accused him of sexual assault and coercion.

Michael Eiskant, an eight-year-veteran of the department, denied the allegations but admitted to some inappropriate conduct, according to written reports that are part of a New Mexico State Police investigative file.

Eiskant summed up his contact with the woman by saying she was a suspected prostitute who he thought had information on drugs or prostitution. He admitted to becoming aroused during an encounter with the woman in a Santa Fe hotel room but denied ever touching her.

None of allegations the woman informant made in the 2004 case could be substantiated, either during an internal affairs investigation or an independent criminal investigation conducted by the State Police. The District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute the case, citing a lack of evidence.

The woman who accused Eiskant refused to undergo a sexual assault examination. And no witnesses could be found to back up her story.

Nonetheless, Eiskant was suspended by the state board for 30 days through April 30 of this year. He also must undergo board-approved ethics training and a one-year probationary period, according to the stipulated order of suspension.

Although Santa Fe city government declined to release information on any disciplinary action it took separately against Eiskant, records made available by the state Law Enforcement Academy Board show Eiskant was suspended by the city for 200 working hours, or five weeks, in 2005, between July 2 and Sept. 23.

According to the State Police investigative file, Eiskant first told one version of his encounter with the female informant, then changed his story two days later.