Category Archives: APD

The Line: How Police Officers Handle People Experiencing Mental Illness

NMiF: mental illness

November 17, 2017 – The Santa Fe New Mexican reported this week on the response by a crisis negotiation team in the police department to a call with a man in crisis who was schizophrenic. Anthony Benavidez was shot and killed by police officers after barricading himself inside his apartment. The response by police is raising new questions about how officers and specialized responders are trained for such calls. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists react to the story this week on New Mexico in Focus.

Line Panelists
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

The Line: APD Chief Gorden Eden Announces Retirement

NMiF: Chief Gordon Eden announces retirement

November 10, 2017 – Albuquerque police Chief Gorden Eden announced last weekend that he will retire on Dec. 1. During his time as the head of APD, the U.S. Department of Justice signed a consent decree with the city to address excessive use of force by officers in the department. The future of the police chief was a key issue in this year’s mayoral race. This week host Gene Grant and NMiF Line opinion panelists discuss the legacy of Chief Eden and future of APD.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP