Santa Fe Police Department launches misconduct investigation into sergeant

Santa Fe Police

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – An internal investigation has been launched into a Santa Fe police sergeant because of his personal Facebook posts.

Chief Patrick Gallagher says the inquiry into Sergeant Troy Baker was opened Monday after he was made aware of the posts. Baker is also the Police Union Chief.

One of the post says quote, “all lives splatter, nobody cares about your protest.” There is also one mocking the transgender population and another about Islam.

The chief says the internal investigation will determine if Baker violated any police department policies.

KRQE News 13 reached out to Baker to get his response but have not heard back. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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