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Albuquerque Cop Caught Undressing in Public

An Albuquerque cop has been caught on video changing his clothes in public, right behind his police car. A citizen took a video of the spectacle and posted it on YouTube.

According to a citizen police complaint, the officer stood behind his marked police car one afternoon last November and stripped down to his boxer shorts in full view of the public, including women and children. The police car, which is identified in the complaint by ID number and license plate, is assigned to Steven Arias of the APD SWAT team. Arias was recently the subject of an internal affairs investigation.

Albuquerque man choked and handcuffed for filming an arrest

A City of Albuquerque security guard attacked and beat a man for filming him. And it’s all on tape in this exclusive story from Police Complaints.

Andy Fitzgerald works out of the Alvarado Transportation Center, downtown Albuquerque’s main bus and train station. He’s not a police officer, just a city-employed security guard. Last August, he arrested a man who, he says, was intoxicated. When another man began filming the arrest, things got ugly.

Police Complaints interviewed the second man and obtained the video footage he captured with his smart phone. He says he was just a bystander and doesn’t even know the man Fitzgerald had arrested. But when he walked to this bus stop after work, something looked suspicious, so he started filming it.

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Andrew Hsu's lapel cam shows him trying to pick a fight with a handcuffed man

KOB News obtained the video from APD Officer Andrew Hsu’s lapel camera which recorded the events leading up to Hsu’s recent beating of a citizen in downtown Albuquerque.

From the KOB New story, Officer heard cussing at suspect in lapel cam video:

As Officer Hsu walks up to the fight that had just been broken up, you can hear him say, “Hey police mother [expletive].”

As Hsu detains one of the suspects the officer’s cussing continues. “Why the [expletive] didn’t you listen to us?”

As Officer Hsu goes to pat him down and arrest him you can hear him say, “Spread ‘em [expletive].”

From the time Officer Hsu walks up to the scene he doesn’t miss a chance to cuss. “[Expletive] ruining our [expletive] night. All the [expletive] time you [expletive] do this.”

The news story emphasizes Hsu’s unrestrained and threatening cussing, which is certainly childish and unprofessional, but probably more disturbing is that Hsu apparently attempted to pick a fight with a citizen.

It appears while the suspect was in handcuffs being taken to the squad car, Officer Hsu challenges the suspect to a fight by saying, “You want to scrap? Come on.”

The fact that Hsu was taunting a man in handcuffs says a lot about Hsu’s courage.