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Debate Over Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement | The Line

1316 Line Bernco Body Cams

October 18, 2019 – Despite offers by the Bernalillo County Commission of more than $1million in financial support, Sheriff Manny Gonzales is still refusing to outfit his deputies with body cameras. While police-reform advocates say they’re important accountability tools, Sheriff Gonzales says body cams would be used to unfairly criticize deputies. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the benefit of body cameras for law enforcement officers in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading/Watching:
Commissioners Try Again to Get Sheriff to Accept Use of CamerasAlbuquerque Journal
Family of Woman Killed by BCSO Deputies Calls for Use of Lapel CamerasKOB 4
Autopsy: Woman Shot by BCSO at Least 21 TimesAlbuquerque Journal


The Line: Public Reaction To High Rate Of Crashes Involving APD Officers

NMiF: APD crashes

May 19, 2017 – A recent deadly crash involving an officer from the Albuquerque Police Department has some community members asking if law enforcement officials are doing enough to prevent these types of crashes. This week, host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists share their reactions and debate whether distractions from new technology might be contributing to some crashes.

Line Panelists
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP