City of Albuquerque

The 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Go | March 19, 2013

March 19th, 2013 at 6:35 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

Time now for the five things you need to know before you go on this Tuesday!

5) Are you taking a sip of some joe to get you going this morning? Here’s some good news it’s about to get cheaper! Columbia had a great coffee crop this so there are a lot of beans to go around. We’ll start to see the lower prices in a week.

4) Get out an enjoy today! Today will partly sunny, with a high near 62 and a light variable wind becoming Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Then tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 39, and a Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

3) The search is now on for a new Police Chief for Albuquerque. We talked with Ray Schultz yesterday and he told us he’s going to retire this summer. It has nothing to do with the Department of Justice’s Investigation into his Department. We also talked with the Mayor who says he won’t appoint a permanent Chief unless he’s re-elected in October.

2) It’s official. Jorge Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I. He started his ministry over 1.2 billion Catholics all across the world. Tens of thousands of people packed St. Peters Square to see the Pope’s Inauguration Mass. That includes New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez.

1) It’s all about the Lobos! The guys are off to Salt Lake City today. On Thursday they’ll take on the Harvard Crimson. You can be there too! Plane tickets start at $330 bucks round trip and even though UNM is out of seats for the game, you can get them online for about $90 bucks.

Statement From Darren White

July 15th, 2011 at 5:01 pm by under Latest Posts

I am announcing my retirement today in order to end the distraction surrounding my wife’s recent accident and allow Mayor Richard Berry and city leaders to focus on the important issues the people of Albuquerque deserve to have addressed.

However, the investigation must move forward and I intend to work hard to clear my name and stand-up for my wife, whose medical condition was improperly made public through the illegal leaking of confidential medical records.

Getting the truth out is very important to me and I am confident any investigation will show:

*I made it clear to the police officer that he was in charge of conducting any investigation and that I would not interfere.

* Nearly an hour after the accident and when it was clear that the scene investigation was complete, I took my wife to get medical attention. No one at the scene disagreed with that action.

* I did not take my wife to the hospital with lights and sirens on, nor did I violate any policy regarding the use of emergency equipment.

* My wife was diagnosed with a seizure by a neurologist at Presbyterian and was subsequently hospitalized for two days.

* No doctor, including my wife’s own physician, believe that the medical condition that caused the accident had anything to do with the medication she has been taking daily without complication for over a year.

* The speculation in the illegally leaked paramedic report that the symptoms might have been caused by “opiates” was conclusively disproved by a drug test administered at the hospital.

* We never would have released any of my wife’s personal medical history until we learned from the media that someone illegally leaked her confidential, and misleading, medical records to the press.

* The leaking of the paramedic’s report in this case broke federal and state laws.

I am very proud of my lifetime record of public service, beginning as a member of the 82nd Airborne in the US Army, continuing as a police officer, sheriff, and public safety administrator at both the state and local level.

I dedicated my life to public safety and hope I made a positive difference in my community. I feel honored to have worked with some of New Mexico’s finest public servants.  Our challenge is never easy and the circumstances often difficult, but we rise to the task every day.    I deeply appreciate having been given the honor to serve.