The Line: Mishandled Rape Kits

1223 Line Rape Kits

December 7, 2018 – CNN recently reported on a practice in some police departments, including here in New Mexico, of prematurely destroying rape kits. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss how policies are changing in response to the CNN investigation, and look at possible legislation that may be reintroduced in the next session.


Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

How the trashing of rape kits failed victims and jeopardizes public safety –

Law enforcement agencies respond to CNN’s rape kit investigation –

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