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The Line Top 10 Countdown: #4 ATF Sting & Police Reform Efforts

Top Stories of 2017 #4

December 29, 2017 – Number four on our list of the top ten stories of 2017 is the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) sting that led to a disproportionate number of arrests of African Americans in Albuquerque and ongoing reforms of Albuquerque’s police department.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican

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