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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davetheman
davetheman

Staacey, if he is so good would you let your son have a overnight at Pauls house?

SSgt MOS 8541
SSgt MOS 8541

 Paul Babeu should be fully cooperating with the investigations if he has any integrity or Honor! Look at all the things Babeu was saying about Eric Holder! The shoe is on the other foot and look at what he is doing. Remember the press conference where he said he requested the investigation into all the allegations? Now he is doing everything to destroy evidence and not cooperate. Integrity& Honor are not in Paul Babeu's Character. 

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Debra Savittieri
Debra Savittieri

Arizona: #1 for The number of times
the legislature alone makes it on the national radar,  and THE  leader in state-level extremism. And it
seems that Arizona also sets the agenda for extremists in other states.
Numerous states attempted to copy Arizona's SB1070 immigration racial
profiling bill, but most of them didn't pass it. Arizona not only
passed it first, the state is trying to up the ante by attempting to
launch state "compacts" with its neighbors
to override federal immigration law. And it doesn't end with
immigration: Arizona has proposed or passed a long line of bills that
other states are copying.Want anti-union legislation? Check. Want to undermine a woman's right to choose? Got it. What about a full-scale assault on federalism and the powers of the national government? Arizona leads the way. A government official gets shot in your state and what do you do? Vote to allow concealed weapons on college campuses. Don't like ethnic studies classes and believe crazy theories about a Mexican takeover of the U.S.? Arizona is for you.Want a legislator ranting on the floor about bisexual high school principals? Done. Want another legislator saying the earth is only 6,000 years old? Arizona wins again. Want a birther bill passed through the legislature? All you had to do was ask.Oh yeah, and the Arizona legislature (and governor) cut back on a transplant program that actually led to two people dying.
When your state starts killing people who aren't on death row, then
you can challenge Arizona, HAS THE WORST legislature in the United
States.

ltc444
ltc444

PCSO is the most unprofessional Law enforcement organization I have ever encountered.  There activities are driven by babeus political ambitions.  They are expecially effective in fabricating evidence against anyone who has the aduacity to criticize Babeu or file a complaint against one of Babeus or Bryan martyn's supporters.  Their investigations are cursory and slanted.  Six of the Seven Deputies I have had encounters with are LIARS.

Hohohoazhohoho
Hohohoazhohoho

i hate to inject a MCSO story into this article, but...8am this morning i was driving east on hwy 60, over the speed limit, when a MCSO auto zoomed past in the far left lane...no lights, no siren. as we approached power road the MCSO car crossed 4 lanes of traffic and exited the power road ramp, turning north on power, then crossed three lanes of traffic to make a right hand turn at the first traffic light....all without using turn signals.  hard to believe car #111021 would violate one of the popular crimes that AARPiao's office vociferousy enforces against those driving while hispanic. 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 I believe that PCSO is starting to follow the MCSO model for Command Staff responsibilities in order of priority:

1.  Protect the Sheriff in his position at all costs.
2.  Promote and defend the Sheriff.
3.  Protect and defend the Command Staff.
4.  Law enforcement activities to the extent that they don't interfere with 1-3 above.

 

Debra Savittieri
Debra Savittieri

 Hey boys- Tommy and Anothermesavoter:
 Let's not get so personal and sensitive to do smack downs towards the writers here on this site. Stick to the subject here!    Sheesh! 
If you want to smack each other down personally- put up your dukes post a picture of your self and your full Legal name and fight like men!

Debra Savittieri
Debra Savittieri

Have no idea what your comment meant to me, but just wondering..Do you work for the Govt 'Tommy'. Who actually calls themselves TOMMY as a grown up. Ha!

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Baboo.................go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

Here is another graduate of the "prestigious"
FBI academy - If you run the alumni on this Amway, networking clinic (that's
all it is) you will find many examples, both domestic and foreign attendees.
This cat is not only a graduate, but he is the equivalent of the FBI director in
the Philippines…He had been coddled by the US embassy in Manila for more than a
decade.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1...

Charlie_oscar
Charlie_oscar

Here is another graduate of the "prestigious"
FBI Academy - which is really just a form of a FBI networking clinic (that's
all it is) - you will find many examples, both domestic and foreign attendees.
This cat is not only a graduate, but he is the equivalent of the FBI director in
the Philippines…He had been coddled by the US embassy in Manila for more than a
decade until a kidnap scandal broke loose!
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Political/Police Corruption
Political/Police Corruption

Paul Babeu is a good guy, and if you knew him on a personal and professional level you would understand. No body is perfect and we all have our sins or flaws. Who really cares that he is gay; I don't and I consider him to be a friend. Big freakin deal; get over the fact already! Every department has its issues. PCSO just seems to be in the spot light right now. If one were to start probing in to DPS they would be overwhelmed by the issues in that department. but they somehow seem to be protected by the media. The republic will only slam its officers but never the department heads. They have officer working the road with DUI's, domestic violence charges (check out the director he has avoided any DV charges but has 17 calls of service to his home), officer on the brady list and have a lot of political coruption going on. Hell the director can even assult someone old guy on a golf corse and still run the state police. WTF is worng with this state!Lets clean out the coruption, the good ole boys, and start fresh! The gov has got to go too!

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well at least we know gayboo isn't dipping his p p in her, for her to get this special treatment.

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Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

Arpaio and his department have been decimated by scandal, the heir apparent for Arpaio down in Pinal County is apparently just as scandalized so its par for the course, one will see much more coming out as time progresses since if these stories exist imagine the really juicy ones to come!:-)

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

I love how Babeu's P90X results pic always manages to find its way in any Pinal County Sheriff Dept story...

...As it should!

Rob
Rob

".... for going at least 94 miles per hour in her county-issued car."

"On one of those occasions, her 10-year-old son was a passenger in the car."

As was "explained" to me by a DPS officer who pulled me over for doing 88 on I-17 (75mph speed limit)...."You're GETTING  a ticket for speeding and with your 14 year old son in the car I MIGHT JUST take you in for child endangerment". 

He ended up not giving me that extra ticket but made it damn clear that he could have made it worse.

So glad to hear that Police can do that though.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

One has to wonder how this latest round of corruption emanating from the PCSO will affect the Babbling Bald Idiot's CD4 race, provided he's still even in the race?

The BBI is already completely unelectable at this point. He needs to be booted out. Now.  

On The Job
On The Job

Debra Salivatitti: "What about a full-scale assault on federalism and the powers of the national government?"

Hey, you dumb ass blonde bitch, ever read the 10th amendment?

ltc444
ltc444

They have been following that model since BABEU took office.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Tommy is one of the wisest men to post here. He is highly critical of the Balled Bunion of Pinal County and even more critical of the MCSO shurf. Tommy is a retired police lieutenant and offers great insight inot the field of police work.

Anothermesavoter is also highly critical of the Old Fool and the BBI. And rightly so.

We're all amigos here Debra. Let's not lose track of what's most important: Insuring the Balled Bunion is not elected to CD4 and is indicted for criminal abuse of power.  

david saint
david saint

lol so you go after Tommy, then cry foul?? Wow..delusional is the word for you today. 

david saint
david saint

Debra, lay off the drugs...you might sound more coherent and maybe show some signs of intelligence then. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Debra my birth name is Tommy. Dad's name was Tom. Son's name is Thomas. I hope that helps clear it up for you.

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

I know someone who's name is on his birth certificate is "Tommy" - it wasn't his nickname. No offense, but I don't see why it matters that he uses the name Tommy.  I didn't read the details, but attacking him for his name seems lame.

ltc444
ltc444

I know him. He is corrupt.  He is a liar.  He has refused to release his NG22 from the AZNG.  The reason is that it will show that he is exactly what I have stated that he is.  No one with a GENERAL DISCHARGE from the National Guard can be elected.  His DD214 shows that he was butted off Active duty early by a DOA Retention board.  He is not an honorable man.  He blames his actions on a dead man.
  

Don Rollins
Don Rollins

It's not about him being gay, fool! It's about him being a fraud, and exhibiting extremely poor judgment. Paul, stop trying to change the subject.

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

Paul Babeu is Anal.....and a DirtShooter.

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

Maybe Arpaio can deploy his Birther brigade into examining the real size of Babeu 7" weapon based on an analysis of the photo. Kind of like a woman lying about her weight when you know you got to add 15% to whatever she said she weighed.

NorthAdamsRemembers
NorthAdamsRemembers

Babeu thought he was describing his little tool when he posted "thick and caliente."

Dim wit. He didn't know he was really describing his skull and his temper.

Abc123
Abc123

You are all idiots who need to get a lives....Marcy- make sure you have the facts before you make assumptions about what actually happened...the rest of you need to get an education and learn how to spell, or at the very least get a dictionary and learn to spell!

DNichols
DNichols

I think Babeu has already been doing "Sleep Overs" with current Arizona "Rump Ranger " Legislators to try and Fit in?

No Pun intended.

Politics?

Debra Savittieri
Debra Savittieri

David Saint: Get a Life and your big boy thought process going here- and talk about the subject on the article, instead of acting like a little boy throwing sticks and stones at me.
Really! Have a nice Day, and put your rubber baby baseball bat down.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Thanks for your comments. I didn't attack Debra. Simply said her comments now make sense when one correlates her given vocation. Not necessarily critical, but not proven to be complimentary. Yes, Tommy is on my birth certificate. Now you know two.

David Saint
David Saint

lol first, this isnt English 101, who cares who spells what correctly..second, if you dont like the comments, heres a concept..DONT READ THEM! Third, and most important, NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK...
thanks for playing, bye bye

Marcy
Marcy

"get a lives"?

Speaking of needing to learn how to spell, you could use a refresher yourself honey.

Abc132
Abc132

and you are criticizing someone for going only a few miles over what you were stopped for??  Talk about hypocrites!?

On The Job
On The Job

 I doubt she has read that one, either.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Read my comment in response to Tommy and Anothermesavoter...

David is also highly critical of the corrupt and dangerous pols Arizona has.

As stated previously, we're all amigos here, with one common goal: Rid our state of the corruption and restore SANITY to this state!!

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

and Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Lee Jones... okay, I'll stop back on topic of Babeu and his poor judgement.  Really though who attacks a person because of their name?  I know it's popular among 1st - 3rd graders but most people put that aside by the 4th grade...

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

Actually 3 - he named his son Tommy II.

Tommy completed five years of service in the Army as a military police officer. He's currently an Austin Texas Police Officer.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 No, the point being made was the cop got multiple breaks (called professional courtesy) and he got a ticket along with a strong warning.

The lady cop should have received a ticket, in my opinion, as would every other citizen.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

A cop doing 90plus with a minor in the car...abc u r real dumb. peace

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