The Albuquerque Police Department is changing its overtime policies after admitting the old procedures were full of loopholes and contradictions.
The department came under fire after an investigation by the Civilian Police Oversight Agency found Officer Simon Drobik got paid simultaneously as a spokesperson and working the “chief’s overtime” at local businesses.
The CPOA recommended the dismissal of Drobik and his supervisor, who they say let it happen. Now, Chief Michael Geier is responding, saying while he agrees with the findings, he disagrees with the recommended level of discipline. Geier says Officer Drobik will instead report to the Deputy Chief of Staff to more closely monitor his use of time.
An overhaul of APD’s overtime policies is expected to be complete by the end of the summer.