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Saturday, August 18, 2007

[NM] Another dv battery charge for Narcotics Chief LeBlanc

Narcotics chief faces battery charge
Santa Fe police sergeant remains on duty pending domestic violence allegation

Santa Fe New Mexican
By Jason Auslander
August 15, 2007 - [EXCERPTS] The current head of the Santa Fe Police Department's burglary-narcotics unit was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence this week... Sgt. Michael LeBlanc... - remains on duty... "We haven't heard anything yet to make us put him on leave," [Police chief Eric] Johnson said. "If he's not restricted from carrying a firearm and being that this comes from a domestic situation where he's going through a divorce, my guess is his duty situation won't change unless he violates (the restraining order)"... LeBlanc's stipulated restraining order makes no mention of firearms... The latest charge of battery on a household member against LeBlanc occurred July 22, when he allegedly punched his wife in the left arm and left thigh... He also allegedly pushed her against a wall three days later... His wife told an Albuquerque police officer that "she is afraid of Michael due to the fact that Michael has hit her in the past … and (she) kept saying that she is very afraid of Michael due to the fact that he has weapons inside the house," the complaint says. An investigator took pictures of bruises... LeBlanc was not arrested after the incident... In 2004, LeBlanc was charged with battery on a household member and assault on a household member... between LeBlanc and the mother of his older daughter... LeBlanc refused to return the girl to her mother because he felt she wasn't providing an appropriate home environment... LeBlanc used an "arm-bar" - described in the report as "a law enforcement escort technique" - to walk her off his property... The woman, who was pregnant, also said LeBlanc threatened to shoot her in the stomach, according to the report... LeBlanc received a deferred sentence at the time, and the charges were dismissed six months later...

15 comments:

  1. He should be fired and taken off the street, it is an insult to the rest of the police dept to see him every day like nothing happen. Not just once but twice now. Makes you wonder.

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  2. If he is a good officer and has had no prior convictions there is no reason to take him off the job. Obviously we need this detective in this position. His personal life has nothing to do with his job and the media only publishes one side of the story, where in all cases there are two sides.In addition, of course his estranged wife is going to make the statement that she is frightened of the fact that he has a weapon its apparently a statement that was thought through very well before being made. He is an officer, all officers have weapons. He has not been convicted of anything and therefore the story goes innocent until proven guilty.

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  3. Sounds to me like the estranged wife is running a smear campaign.

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  4. She had to have bruises for the police to have INCONVENIENCED him with the charges

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  5. Thank you to those of you who wrote supporting words. The charges were DISMISSED, but the media didn't print that! The internal affairs investigation was UNFOUNDED as I EASILY passed the polygraph exam administered by an independent polygrapher. I have served for almost 14 years as a cop and I DO NOT condone domestic abuse. The truth came out to those who matter. The media didn't think that it was newsworthy enough to publish. Another important fact that the media didn't publish was that my ex-mother-in-law sits on the city's domestic violence council and kisses the asses of politicians throughout the state and city of Santa Fe. Amazing how much trouble you can cause for someone when you have political influences, huh?

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    Administrative leave the norm for suspect officers
    SANTA FE SERGEANT ON ACTIVE DUTY DESPITE ASSAULT CHARGE
    Santa Fe New Mexican
    By Jason Auslander jauslander@sfnewmexican.com
    August 17, 2007
    At least four area law enforcement agencies would remove a police officer from active duty if the officer was charged with domestic violence. However, Santa Fe Police Chief Eric Johnson said Friday that he was sticking with his decision to let his department's head of burglary/narcotics, SGT. MICHAEL LEBLANC, CONTINUE WORKING DESPITE BEING CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR BATTERY ON A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER THIS WEEK IN ALBUQUERQUE... LeBlanc, 34, was charged Monday in Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque based on an argument with his wife July 27. AN ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICER TOOK PICTURES OF BRUISES ON LEBLANC'S WIFE'S ARM AND THIGH FROM THAT INCIDENT, according to a police report. On Wednesday, LeBlanc and his wife agreed to a stipulated restraining order in state District Court in Albuquerque that requires him to stay 100 yards away from her. ALSO, COURT RECORDS SHOW LEBLANC WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY ON A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER AND ASSAULT ON A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER IN SANDOVAL COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT IN 2004. HE RECEIVED A DEFERRED SENTENCE AT THAT TIME, AND THE CHARGES WERE DISMISSED SIX MONTHS LATER, ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS. On Friday, spokesmen for the Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico State Police, Rio Ranch Department of Public Safety and Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department all said officers who are charged with domestic violence would almost certainly be placed on administrative leave with pay... LEBLANC WAS NOT ARRESTED EITHER TIME HE WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE...
    http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/66874.html

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  7. It rests on the chief. The chief in this case felt that LeBlanc's personal life has nothing to do with his professional life.

    By empowering LeBlanc to operate as someone who will not be held accountable he unleashes & empowers the beast within a man that needs help instead.

    LeBlanc appears to be a man without control of himself. Because he gets out of the charges doesn't make him any less dangerous. More likely he becomes more dangerous each time. Especially while he attributes the blame to everyone else but himself.

    From the book:

    AS A MAN THINKETH
    BY JAMES ALLEN
    1902

    ...A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and possibilities within himself...

    http://www.favourbank.eu/as_a_man_thinketh/ch1.htm

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  8. A link that works:

    AS A MAN THINKETH
    BY JAMES ALLEN
    1902
    http://jamesallen.wwwhubs.com/think.htm

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  9. AnonymousMay 28, 2009

    Sounds like something is going on with Michael again but with his mom? Maybe his ex wife was telling the truth. Sad how he feels the need to blame others for his actions, here we go again the truth is what is time tells all.

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  10. AnonymousJune 03, 2009

    how can people trust a police officer to go on a dv call if he has dv charges. that is the problem with police officers today. they are hipocrites. they go arrest people for the same crimes that they commit everyday. police officers do protect each other. if this man was not a police officer he wouldnt have gotten away with all these crimes. maybe his personal life doesnt have anything to do with his work life. but his personal life does show us what kind of person he is. how can this man be proud to say he's a police officer he is a very very wicked man.stop this criminal before he strikes again.

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  11. AnonymousJune 04, 2009

    Wow! Another d.v.! This time with his mother. When will the law say this is enough. When he fianly kills someone? Who is next his kids? Now his mother is defending him for a "simple misunderstanding". Sorry, but you don't call the police for a "simple misunderstanding". This man uses his badge to push people around. He uses his badge to get away with the crimes he has committed. What a hipocrite! Michael is not what i call a police officer, He is what i call a "PIG". Sad how he blames others for his actions, and how he also blames having PTSD from fighting the war in Iraq. What a hero, NOT! Police officers are supposed to protect and serve, but who are they proceting and serving? Not the women he has hit, pushed, kicked, or threatend. Lets all remember, that his kids have witness all his actions. As for his current wife, well she is not perfect. She has some d.v. charges on her record too. What a perferct match!

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  12. AnonymousJune 06, 2009

    When is enough-enough? This man keeps going with just a slap on the hand. These are serious charges. Does Mike LeBlanc sit above the law? Do cops protect each other? The answer is some- times. Unfortunely, it is in this case. Take a look at his history with domestic violence with his wife, girlfriends and now his own mother. Who is next? His 10 year old daughter they keep refering to in the news and reports.

    The Santa Fe Police Department is carrying one big responsibility. Look deep into his past Lt. Gary Johnson, before it is to late for innocent people. The man commited a crime plain and simple. His own mother is calling for help, do not cover this up. Remove him from the force, it is the right thing to do.

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  13. Charges dismissed because Mom did not show up to court! I give him one year max to act out again. I pray for anyone who crosses Mike Leblanc’s path. Good luck to the mothers of his children.

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