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Albuquerque cop visited HOOTERS and Chinese massage parlor to ‘decompress’ after shooting 19-year-old woman

January 2, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Albuquerque cop visited HOOTERS and Chinese massage parlor to ‘decompress’ after shooting 19-year-old woman

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Albuquerque Police officer visited a Hooters and  Chinese massage parlor after shooting a  teen.

Former Albuquerque Police officer Jeremy Dear felt the need to relax in the days after he fatally shot a 19-year-old woman.

So he went to Hooters and a Chinese massage salon described as a “hole in the wall” two days after he killed Mary Hawkes during a foot pursuit through a trailer park.

Dear  and another officer had taken time off after the killing to “decompress.”

The seemingly callous behavior after killing a woman has upset Hawkes’ loved ones, who have filed a suit against the former APD cop and the city of Albuquerque, KRQE reported.

A police report indicates Dear thought Hawkes was a car thief when he opened fire shoot killing her back in April 2014.

Dear’s behavior disgusted the victim’s mother after the killing.

Mary Hawkes was 19 when she was killed by officer Jeremy Dear. His body camera was not turned on, and his fellow officers’ cameras did not get a clear view of the shooting

The lawyer representing the Hawkes stated: “To take the life of a 19-year-old girl and then get a Chinese massage and go to Hooters, that’s hinged with real misogyny and disrespect to women.”

Dear’s body cam was not turned on during the altercation, and footage from other officer’s cameras do not show a distinct image of how the incident transpired.

The Albuquerque police department has been engulfed in controversy before. In November, a former records supervisor made explosive allegations claiming that law enforcement officials illegally deleted or tampered with body cam videos to cover up evidence in officer-related shootings.

Jeremy Dear visited Hooters to relax in the days after shooting and killing Mary Hawkes

According to an affidavit from Reynaldo Chavez, the department was “erasing, altering, corrupting and encrypting” footage depicting some of the most dubious events.

Those incidents included the 2015 shooting of Mary Hawkes and the killing of Jeremy Robertson, an informant who was shot while bolting from investigators in June 2014.

Chavez claimed that he was fired from his job as a records custodian for questioning his bosses when they asked him to tamper with video evidence.

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