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CYFD Under Fire for Private Communications


July 2, 2021 – The Line opinion panel weighs in on the implications of encrypted and destroyed official records at the Children, Youth and Families Department. Searchlight New Mexico reports that fired CYFD whistleblowers Cliff and Debra Gilmore recently filed suit against the state after the pair said they were dismissed for raising concerns about the agency’s practice of using the Signal app to hide communications from the public eye. The group also discusses the governor’s response, or lack of one, to the reporting of Searchlight New Mexico. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima PR 
Sophie Martin, attorney 
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal political writer 

For More Information: 

Firing back: High-level officials accuse CYFD of retaliation – Searchlight New Mexico 

Agency Underground – Searchlight New Mexico 

Gilmore v CYFD Press Release – Davis & Gilchrist, P.C., Attorneys at Law