And this comes out of New Mexico which has some of the most corrupt cops in the world
One phone call to a judge and he is out without bond
And therein lies the problem : The Judges are just as corrupt as the cops
They are all part of the system, Judges, Lawyers, Cops and prosecutors and they are there Simply to make the system work.
The system requires a whole lot of money to work and as long as there is payola, guilt or innocence doesn’t matter
Fines matter, court costs matter, federal aid matters and that is all
“LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico police officer was arrested for DWI last week but he, unlike most other suspects, was not taken to jail.
Instead, he was released without even posting bond and residents want to know why.
Residents alerted us to the arrest of Los Lunas Police Sergeant Michael Romero wondering why he got special treatment.
The arresting agency says this wasn’t about special treatment, but safety.
Romero was confronted by police on September 23 after his SUV ended up in a ditch near the intersection El Cerro Mission Blvd and El Cerro Loop.
Romero admitted to Valencia County deputies that he had one drink before leaving his house. They gave him a field sobriety test.
“He failed the testing and so we took him in for a breath test, we gave him a breath test and he was taken over to the jail to be processed,” says Chief Deputy Jeff Noah.
They say Romero blew more than twice the legal limit. The 44-year-old officer asked deputies if they were going to call his chief.
Romero was processed but never saw the inside of a jail cell. Deputies on scene called, Judge Tina Garcia who ordered Romero be released on his own recognizance and not to be booked.”