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A city Personnel Board hearing for fired Albuquerque police officer Jeremy Dear was postponed Wednesday morning after the hearing officer and APD balked at having local television stations film the proceedings – with top department brass scheduled to testify.
Dear, who has been with APD since 2008, was terminated in November by Police Chief Gorden Eden in connection with an Internal Affairs investigation that followed his fatal shooting of 19-year-old Mary Hawkes. He is appealing.
Thomas Grover, Dear’s attorney, said he and Dear made no objection to the cameras being allowed, and said it’s ironic the city’s witnesses who don’t want to be recorded are the same police administrators who fired Dear for not using his camera.