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State Civil Rights Act Police Reform

March 5, 2021 – A bill that purports to level the playing field when it comes to holding accountable government officials like police agencies has created controversy in the Legislature. The Line opinion panel looks at the New Mexico Civil Rights Act, and whether it promises meaningful criminal justice reform or just another half measure, despite months of protests. 

Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR 
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter 
Edmund Perea, attorney and public safety expert 

For More Information: 
How Much Would the Civil Rights Act Really Cost?Santa Fe New Mexican 
The Chance of Reform – New Mexico in Depth