NEW MEXICO CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO BE A CESSPOOL OF CORRUPTION
RPNM CONDEMNS THE FIRING OF TWO HIGH-LEVEL CYFD WORKERS WHO RAISED A RED FLAG FOR DESTROYING RECORDS
Albuquerque May 21—The Republican Party of New Mexico is demanding answers after new revelations have surfaced surrounding the illegal activities at the Children, Youth, and Families Department, namely the dismissal of employees who protested the deletion of important communications.
A Searchlight New Mexico investigation uncovered the latest developments that again show a pattern of secrecy and violations inside the embattled Department.
Two high-level workers at CYFD had been fired after they raised concerns about the accepted practice of encrypting and destroying public documents and other information. CYFD had been using a special secure text messaging app, Signal, that allowed automatic deletion of texts and other information. This procedure made it impossible for attorneys, journalists, and others to access vital information involving possible child abuse, foster families, and other operations. Government transparency on sensitive information vanished.
The firings are the latest in a series of clandestine happenings designed to prevent the public from learning what is really happening inside CYFD.
And where is New Mexico’s Attorney General, Hector Balderas, as things get out of control at this Department? He remains silent.