BREAKING: State Auditor Investigating Human Robot Simon Drobik's Overtime Claims
- Human Robot Officer Simon Drobik made $192,973 last year, making him the highest paid city government employee.
- Drobik put in for 2,809 hours of OT in 2018. Drobik billed the taxpayers for 5,063 hours of work in 2018.
The New Mexico State Auditor's office has launched an investigation into the massive overtime pay claims by the Albuquerque Police Department's human robot, PIO Simon Drobik.
Auditor's office spokesperson Stephanie Telles confirmed the investigation Thursday in a phone call with the ABQReport.
"The office is conducting an examination of the matter," Telles said. She added that because the probe is ongoing, she couldn't discuss any details of it, including exactly what the Auditor's Office is looking at or when the investigation began.
The probe could mean trouble for Drobik, who made $192,000 in 2018, and for APD Chief Mike Geier. Earlier this week Geier refused to even discipline Drobik for apparently violating department rules at least 51 times in claiming 2,809 hours of OT last year. And Geier totally rejected a recommendation by the Civilian Police Oversight Agency that Drobik be fired for violating APD rules.
Read the other stories about Drobik's massive OT claims below.