APD officer resigns after Omaree case

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The APD officer suspended for what she didn’t do in the Omaree Varela case has now quit.

Jennifer Jara served a weeklong suspension last month then resigned Friday.

She went to Omaree’s school in late 2012 after the 9-year-old boy told a teacher his mom had beaten him.

Jara’s report said she didn’t feel Omaree was safe with his mom but that he had changed his story because she was there too.

Jara didn’t arrest her for child abuse, didn’t take the boy away and didn’t follow up.

His mother allegedly kicked him to death last December.

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