Paul Babeu's Lieutenants Display Poor Judgment -- Apparently a Disease in His Department -- and Get Nominated, Selected for Prestigious FBI Training Program

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PCSO Lieutenants Blake King and Tamatha Villar
CORRECTION: The original version of this item reported that Pinal County Sheriff's Lieutenant Blake King "apparently is 'friends' with some of the Tucson cops who were at Camp Titties and Beer.'" King's attorney has informed New Times that King was not "friends" with any of these individuals. New Times regrets the error and has edited this item to remove it.

Pinal County Lieutenant Tamatha Villar was busted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety -- not once or twice, but three times -- for going at least 94 miles per hour in her county-issued car.

She wasn't responding to emergency traffic. On one of those occasions, her 10-year-old son was a passenger in the car. And even though she received two previous warnings for the same offense, she did not receive a single citation, courtesy of the Department of Public Safety.

Villar has been rewarded by being one of two members of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office nominated by Paul Babeu to attend the FBI National Academy, a prestigious program that fewer than one percent of law enforcement officers will experience.

Her colleague, fellow Lieutenant Blake King, also is attending the National Academy.

And, as New Times recently reported, King apparently wanted to cover up the arrest of Ronald Keys, a man accused of attacking an Arizona DPS officer and seriously injuring a PCSO detective as he resisted arrest last year at Country Thunder, a music festival that draws throngs of country-music fans to Florence every year

King, who asked a deputy Pinal County attorney to get rid of Keys' arrest record from a DPS database, also decided the night of the arrest -- without speaking to the officers who were involved and injured in the incident -- that the DPS officer made a "bad arrest."

Keys is the son of retired Tucson police officers, which is how he came to attend "Camp Titties and Beer," a Country Thunder campground occupied by off-duty Tucson cops and the site of the attack on the DPS officer.

Within hours of the arrest, King also concluded that the DPS officer and the PCSO detective, who were working undercover, didn't properly identify themselves when they entered the camp.

We haven't seen their nomination packets, but we can't imagine they included Villar's penchant for violating traffic laws, or King's extraordinary efforts to apparently cover up the arrest of a suspect accused of attacking fellow cops.

According to the FBI, nominees must "possess an excellent character and enjoy a reputation for professional integrity."

She and PCSO Lieutenant Blake King started the 10-week program in Virginia on April 1.

Anyone else in Villar's shoes, of course, almost is guaranteed to get slapped with a ticket for excessive speed and would face criminal speeding charges. That is, any private citizen would face a driver's-license suspension of at least a year after even that many stops at such a high speeds, And with a child in the car, forget about it!

While state law dictates speed limits around schools and neighborhoods, it also specifically states that "no person shall ... exceed eighty-five miles per hour in other locations."

After the third time Villar was pulled over by a DPS officer, that agency filed a formal complaint with PCSO, and it triggered an internal investigation.

She was given a letter of reprimand, which included an admonishment to "make a conscious effort to observe and obey the posted speed limit," to "refresh" herself on state traffic laws, and to "practice improved time management, leave earlier to ensure you will be on time."

Tim Gaffney, a spokesman for the PCSO, tells New Times that rumors that Villar was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h. are not true since there is a device on her county car "which prevents it from traveling over 94."

He also says that Villar, a 12-year employee of the PCSO, never asked not to receive a ticket and was honest during the internal investigation.

"While there were never any civil or criminal charges ever filed, our office still did a Professional Standards investigation and Lieutenant Villar received a "Letter or Reprimand" from her immediate supervisor," Gaffney said. "This is the first form of discipline she has ever received during her law enforcement career."

Regarding having her child in the car, Gaffney simply said it was allowed under Pinal County Vehicle Use Policy, since she was on her way home from work.

Perhaps it's allowed under a policy, but it calls into questions Villar's judgment -- putting a child in danger by traveling at such a speed. And what about King's judgment -- serving as a ranking law enforcement official and asking a county attorney to erase an arrest record?

However, given the type of judgment their own boss has displayed, we'd have to say that professional judgment doesn't seem to top the charts at the Pinal County Sheriff's Office:

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu self-portrait.
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Paul Babeu's profile on adam4adam.com



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Stacy Deprey-Purper
Stacy Deprey-Purper

This article is in poor taste. It's one thing to print the alledged shortcomings of two officers, which I believe should be investigated (although this info on Villar has already been done). It's another to post old photos of the Sheriff in this article in an attempt to further discredit him. It's you who seems to be exhibiting "poor judgement".

davetheman
davetheman

He did it why should he be any different the the rest of the public who have serious character flaws

SSgt MOS 8541
SSgt MOS 8541

I understand that Paul Babeu and Bryan Martyn helped to get your web paper up and running! 
Did not see any of this on your Goldcanyontoday.com site, why was that?
You just do not like facing the truth that Paul Babeu used you and so many others!
Go ahead and support him as will the Mexican Inmates will once he is thrown into prison!

Lucas Spencer
Lucas Spencer

Garbage...this article is just garbage - but stays consistent with New Times style (always available for free because no one would/should pay for it).  Look at the language you allow in the comment section; nothing but graffiti - does nothing for constructive debate.  Ms. Alonzo, you're right at home here...can't believe you were ever a reporter for the Republic.  Then again, they're also becoming more of the problem.  Let's open up an article to talk about Mexicans, Nazis, gays and totally dumb down America one thoughtless comment at a time.  You think that's a good idea?  You have NO STADARDS, ETHICS or MORALS.  Everything you write is a pathetic attempt to stay relevant.  Phoenix New Times:  Where former professionals come to die one article at a time.  R.I.P.
(Silver lining - my puppy needs something to defecate on in his cage.  I know the New Times will always be there for him.)      

David Saint
David Saint

lol aww poor muffin.  Well its his own fault for putting them up and running for office.  Especially being in the GOP party, the kings of slander instead of campaigning on issues, he should have known better.  Besides, its nothing compared to the outright lies Arpaio and Henderblimp tried to spread about Saban two election cycles in a row...

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

You spelled it wrong... It's "Derp".

As in:

"Derp is an expression associated with stupidity, much
like the earlier forms of interjections like “duh” and “dur.” In image
macros, the subject is typically portrayed with eyes that are pointed to
each side and a caption that reads “DERP."

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/...

The correct name would be 'Stacey Herper-Derper'

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Look at his smile as he has posed for these self-portraits.  He is eager to show the world what he looks like.  This is how he chose to market himself.  Wait until the election billboards come out with the pictures on them.  They will show the world that Sheriff Babeu has 'nothing' to hide.  He is totally transparent, except for his shorts. 

I hear tattoo removal services have picked up a little bit in removing big tribal tats from shoulders.

Decent_American
Decent_American

What do you mean the New Times printed the "alleged shortcomings" of lieutenant King? They never once mentioned his cock size. Of course Sheriff Paul publicly announced he had "7 inches cut" - What a wonderful and happy place Pinal County must be if you are a sleazy and corrupt police officer.

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

Guess your hero's embarrassment is bothering you but this scandal is not disappearing no matter how much you wish it too!:-)

Babeu
Babeu

Stacy,
You are the one in poor taste. You love to lie for Paul. You are his parrot, you repeat whatever he tells you. You make me sick. You spread rumors on me that I do drugs, which is not true, because Paul tells you.There are rumors on you I have heard, but your family would not like them. I have more integrity then you. Go back to your newspaper, which no one likes because of you. Sorry you cannot face the truth about your fantasy boy Paul. But, true reporting, which you know nothing about hurts sometimes. Go work on your own poor judgement paper!  

TellTheTruth
TellTheTruth

Go, Stacy! You have been covering up or refusing to report on misconduct by Babeu and his staff since he got here.

You and your "paper" had the ability to bring better things to Pinal County. You chose to herald Mr. Martyn and Mr. Babeu. That is a "mark" you now bear and will carry that is as permanent as Babeu's silly tattoo.

Old photo? It is current enough that Babeu was using it to troll for lovers right up until this all came out, just a fcouple of months ago. And it was a pose he chose, not us. And "Old photo"? No. An aaging man that should know better? Yes.

Relax about pretty boy. New Times did use disgression in not showing the photo Babeu used on the (publicly accessable) website of him standing naked with an erection.

Publish your little paper, peddle your wares. We wish you well.  You did nothing to inform your readers in Pinal about the many things you instead have tried to keep quiet and continue to keep quiet.

Live with that "mark" as a pseudo-journalist just like Babeu (psuedo-cop) lives with his ever so mature body art.  When he is done, or indicted, maybe he can deliver papers for you.

Pinal needs a new media present - not hot air and hero worship!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Then obviously you support corrupt and disgraceful police officers who abuse their power.

Grow up and stop sucking the Babbling Bald Idiot's dick...

John
John

seriously.. dont you have anything better to do then criticize a human being. people claim to be religious but are hypocrites if you guys are so perfect then open up your facebook page... it is poor judgement to post those picture.. the true criminal is the mexican who was here on visa opening up a business which is not 'illegal'. and if you were had half brain you would realize whats behind the true picture. funny how they only post part of the story and not the entire truth while other news posted his boyfriends picture.. new times didnt. they didnt even post his full name until later. they went from talking about two cops to posting picture about Paul how does that make sense in your mind?

callmelefty
callmelefty

Who has ever said that he was an illegal? It seems that Paul only threaten to have him sent back as a way to maintain power over him.

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Sheriff Babeu wants you to "Star" in an Oscar Mayer Commercial with Him?

Jack Seift
Jack Seift

Also, idiot, New Times published the boyfriend's picture. Take a look at the paper's website. There it is under Babeu Revealed. Here's the link for a retard like you to follow. Do you even know how to click on a link, moron:
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com...

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Idiot, dumbass, cracker, fool, nuttcase alert!

Helen
Helen

What's in poor taste, Ms. Deprey-Purper, is your own years of abject sycophancy to Babeu in your paper, The San Tan Valley Toady.  If you'd done your job to a minimum level of journalistic competence, it wouldn't have been left to real papers in adjacent counties to clean up the mess you helped create.  Understand?  You're part of the problem, part of the disordered, morally vacant political culture that's arisen in Pinal Co. in the last decade.  Babeu's enablers need to concentrate on figuring out where they went wrong, and leave the lectures on poor judgment to somebody fit to give them.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 But Stacy, the photos were posted on a public web site for all the world to see. I would think this article is just giving Mr. Babeu the public attention he craves.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Kinda like the Flaccid Fraud of MCSO?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Yep, just like the FF of MCSO... twin brothers of another mother, they are... At least Babeu won't be having offspring like the FF has...

DNichols
DNichols

"Poor Judgement"?

Officers that think they are above the Law, and can speed all they want sicken me.

And Babeu needs no help in Discrediting Himself?

"Hey Teacher, Leave those Kids Alone!"

Was it in poor Taste when Babeu told his own Sister, when she caught him with a  seventeen year old Male Student entrusted to him, that he had lured to his Home:" Lucy this is my Boyfriend, and I Love Him"?

Or when Babeu Texted his Hispanic, Male Mexican National Boy freind: "Ill suck you off all you need."

You need to get your priorities straight Deprey-Purper?

That sound Creepy?

Babeu's De-prey? = Children?

Purper, Babeu, =The Perp?

Babeu is Sick!

Azbluesgal
Azbluesgal

thanks for having the guts to speak the truth.

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Thank you.

There is no such thing as bad Taste when Speaking of a Child Molester.

Tommy Bivens
Tommy Bivens

You must be Paul Babeu's sister. Oh... right, she hate him and he hates her. Jeeze, then why ARE you defending this scumball. Stupidity, I guess. Or you're probably part of his inner circlejerk at the PCSO. Or you're Paul. In any case, shut up now!

Jack Seift
Jack Seift

Thanks for chiming in, Paul... The point is poor judgment, you dimwit! From the top down  in Babeu's world! Keep posting those pictures New Times; it makes Babeu out to be what he is -- a fucking fraud.

Lucas Spencer
Lucas Spencer

Garbage...this article is just garbage - but stays consistent with New Times style (always available for free because no one would/should pay for it).  Look at the language you allow in the comment section; nothing but graffiti - does nothing for constructive debate.  Ms. Alonzo, you're right at home here...can't believe you were ever a reporter for the Republic.  Then again, they're also becoming more of the problem.  Let's open up an article to talk about Mexicans, Nazis, gays and totally dumb down America one thoughtless comment at a time.  You think that's a good idea?  You have NO STADARDS, ETHICS or MORALS.  Everything you write is a pathetic attempt to stay relevant.  Phoenix New Times:  Where former professionals come to die one article at a time.  R.I.P.
(Silver lining - my puppy needs something to defecate on in his cage.  I know the New Times will always be there for him.)  

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