Police Complaints

CPC 051-11: Sgt Arturo Sanchez transports child without seatbelt

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Complainant:

The citizen alleges that Sergeant Sanchez was rude and failed to put his child in a seatbelt.

Summary of Allegations:

Officers arrived to retrieve the citizen’s young son, and take him to his mother. The citizen alleges Sergeant Arturo Sanchez was rude, and that his small child was transported by APD without a seatbelt, as is required by law.

Summary of Findings:

There was no excuse for failing to seatbelt the child in. That issue is Sustained.

Also, the video used for evidence, most surprisingly, shows that Sergeant Sanchez was rude and that his actions were uncalled for. This issue is Sustained.

  • HAD IT BEEN A LAYPERSON, LIKE MYSELF, WE WOULD BE GOING TO PRISON AND HELD ON SEVERE CHARGES: CHILD ABUSE, CHILD NEGLECT, AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT! AND MORE IM SURE! BUT, SINCE IT WAS A "OFFICER" HE WILL GET A SLAP ON HIS WRIST!!!! THAT IS THE WAY OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS IN NM!!! DISGUSTING!!!