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The Line: Transparency Promises Don’t Always Equal Delivery

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August 9, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss transparency in matters concerning the Department of Public Safety under the state’s former and current administrations. They consider certain policies that require “sunshine” no matter what administration happens to be in power.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
Kristelle Siarza, CEO, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:

Public Safety Department Drags Its Feet Turning Over State Police Reports  – KUNM

State reveals settlements totaling $1 million in claims against ex-police chiefSanta Fe New Mexican

State releases secret settlement lettersKRQE

Released records: NM paid $1M to settle claims from 3 DPS officialsAlbuquerque Journal

New Revelations About Handling Of Rape Test Kits In New Mexico

Sexual Assault Kit

December 14, 2018 – New Mexico is making progress working through a backlog of untested rape kits. But there is still work to do, especially in light of a new CNN investigation which found police destroying those DNA kits before the statute of limitations had expired. That report included three local police departments, in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces. Host Gene Grant talks with Connie Monahan, the state coordinator of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE), concerning these new revelations about the handling of rape test kits in New Mexico, and why there is also reason to be optimistic. SANE is an arm of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.


Connie Monahan, state coordinator, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE), of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (NMCSAP)


For Updates on Albuquerque’s Rape Kit Backlog:


For Further Reading:

https://nmcsap.org/ (New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Program, Inc.)