The latest allegation of an Albuquerque Police Department officer’s excessive use of force leaves only one conclusion – some officers aren’t taking policing reforms or use of on-body cameras seriously.
The newest incident, in which Officer Cedric Greer allegedly set upon a drunk man he was dispatched to aid, might never have come to light if a conscientious police cadet riding along hadn’t come forward.
Greer is facing misdemeanor criminal charges based on a State Police investigation of the March 20 incident, which Chief Gorden Eden described as “disgusting.”
Eden says APD has its own internal investigation underway with a promise that it will be concluded swiftly. That is as it should be, because it is reprehensible that a police officer paid to help citizens would prey on them instead, apparently for sport.