Tag Archives: cops

The Line: Crime In Albuquerque

Crime Scene Tape

July 27, 2018 – The Albuquerque Journal reported this week that some crime rates appear to have dropped in the first part of 2018, but violent crimes continued to rise. Crime has been a top concern in New Mexico’s largest city for years. Property crime, particularly auto thefts, rose year after year. What should be done now to address crime rates in Albuquerque? Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line panelists discuss what’s being done in the Keller administration.

Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC

Viki Harrison, director of state operations, Common Cause

Andy Lyman, reporter, NM Political Report

Dan McKay, reporter, Albuquerque Journal

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