University of New Mexico police, DA not at odds, says Chief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The University of New Mexico campus police chief says his department is not at odds with the local district attorney’s office, despite officers telling federal investigators they were frustrated with how frequently prosecutors dropped sexual assault cases.

UNM Police Chief Kevin McCabe’s comments Friday came a week after the U.S Justice Department released the results of an investigation that found university administrators and staff failed to comply with federal law in their handling of sexual assault and harassment claims.

A footnote in the report said supervisors in the University of New Mexico Police Department told the Justice Department that they felt Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg’s office doesn’t pursue charges in many instances of sexual assault on campus.

Brandenburg says sexual assault cases are extremely difficult to prosecute. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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