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Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office

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Victims Services

Our services provide victims with the resources and support to navigate through the criminal justice system.

Justice Reform

Our Office continues to fight for transparency, accountability and
transformations within our criminal justice system.

Initiatives

Using data-driven strategies, our team implements cutting-edge
approaches to fight crime and keep our community safe.

Community Action

Our community based programs are designed to meet the specific needs
of Bernalillo County, promoting a stronger and safer society.

Latest News

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Wins IPRA Lawsuit Ordering Production of GPS Data

Lawsuit filed in December of 2021 Sought to Compel the Second Judicial District Court to Produce GPS Data for Certain Dangerous, Repeat Defendants on GPS Monitors Albuquerque, N.M. – Monday, District Court Judge James A….

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Jeremiah Lopez Found Guilty of First Degree Murder for the Strangling Death of Krishauna Perez

Albuquerque, NM – Today, a jury found Jeremiah Lopez guilty of first degree murder, felony murder, false imprisonment and three counts of criminal sexual penetration. The trial lasted seven days and the jury deliberated for…

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Yesterday, #BernCoDA and our partners at Ciudad de Gracia and the Albuquerque Police Department hosted Fundamentals and Fiestas at Emerson Elementary. We are so glad we got to be a part of this wonderful event, which helped kids and their families kick the school year off strongly by providing school supplies and haircuts, food and a demo of APD’s lowrider! We look forward to working with community partners to put on more events like this one and thank everyone who helped make yesterday’s event a success! ... See MoreSee Less

This evening, our office, Ciudad de Gracia, and the Albuquerque Police Department came together for the Fundamentals and Fiestas event. We had a fantastic time at Emerson Elementary giving out school supplies, helping facilitate free haircuts, and checking out APD’s lowrider! Thank you to everyone who stopped by – we’re honored to help give back to the community with events like this one. #Community #BackToSchoolMonth ... See MoreSee Less

This evening, our office, Ciudad de Gracia, and the Albuquerque Police Department came together for the Fundamentals and Fiestas event. We had a fantastic time at Emerson Elementary giving out school supplies, helping facilitate free haircuts, and checking out APD’s lowrider! Thank you to everyone who stopped by – we’re honored to help give back to the community with events like this one. #Community #BackToSchoolMonthImage attachmentImage attachment

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They did an amazing job on this case!! You guys inherited a mess with this case I’m so proud of everyone

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard in this case!

Thank-you for your thoughts on this.

This gives us hope for justice for all our lives ones.

Amazing I truly believe he knew and didn't call the police once he found outand Jessica's testimony sealed it for me no doubt that he tampered with evidence and neighbors testimony great job

Amazing job Greer!!!👏🏽👏🏽

So thankful for this outcome.

Thank you for your commitment to a better world for New Mexico's children.

Excellent job DA Torres and staff! Prosecutors rock ✨️

Rest in peace Victoria you were such a beautiful girl

Great job everyone!!

Justice for brothers Joe and Carlos Baca murdered on May 10, 2016

Outstanding job prosecutors and staff!! Justice for Victoria.

The families of NM want a conviction. Justice for Isaiah Villanueva ❤️❤️

He took the fall for the others … Kelly did it … At sentencing he’ll get time served and not what everyone is celebrating . The fool should have told all . He won’t be there long . Credit time served and maybe 15 additional years . This was not a Murder T r i a l !

Congrats 🎊

RIP VICTORIA 💔

Life!!!

You successfully protected suspect x.

Justice For Isaiah Villanueva

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This Wednesday marks our back to school event at Emerson Elementary! Join us for free school supplies and haircuts along with entertainment for the kids and a live demo of APD's infamous lowrider.

“Through our Community Based Crime Reduction grant we have been able to support communities and connect them to already existing resources in the International District,” said #BernCoDA Raúl Torrez. “Not only will this event provide attendees with much needed school supplies, it also gives participants a chance to connect with their neighbors and build relationships that enable trust and support.”

#Community #BacktoSchool
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This Wednesday marks our back to school event at Emerson Elementary! Join us for free school supplies and haircuts along with entertainment for the kids and a live demo of APDs infamous lowrider. 

“Through our Community Based Crime Reduction grant we have been able to support communities and connect them to already existing resources in the International District,” said #BernCoDA Raúl Torrez. “Not only will this event provide attendees with much needed school supplies, it also gives participants a chance to connect with their neighbors and build relationships that enable trust and support.”

#Community #BacktoSchool

Having interns in our office not only allows us to teach them about our profession and dedication to our community, it also gives us the opportunity to learn from them. We appreciate all of our interns as their insights and eagerness to learn are invaluable. Take a look at some of our current summer interns and their experience at our office thus far. #NationalInternDay youtu.be/dN8ni_acXJE ... See MoreSee Less

Having interns in our office not only allows us to teach them about our profession and dedication to our community, it also gives us the opportunity to learn from them. We appreciate all of our interns as their insights and eagerness to learn are invaluable. Take a look at some of our current summer interns and their experience at our office thus far. #NationalInternDay https://youtu.be/dN8ni_acXJE

Thank you to the FBI for having us at today's press conference which announced the improved reporting of Missing Indigenous Persons in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. All agencies present today have committed their organizations to collaborate on investigations regarding missing indigenous people.

"We appreciate the FBI’s work to vet and refine the list of reported missing Indigenous persons. Our MMIWR Unit, created in December of 2021, will use the advanced investigative techniques that have already helped solve two cases to follow-up on leads generated from this list," said Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez. "We encourage relatives of missing Indigenous persons who are not on this list to reach out to local law enforcement. Our office stands ready to work with you."

Learn more here: www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/fbi-releases-list-of-native-...
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Thank you to the FBI for having us at todays press conference which announced the improved reporting of Missing Indigenous Persons in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. All agencies present today have committed their organizations to collaborate on investigations regarding missing indigenous people. 

We appreciate the FBI’s work to vet and refine the list of reported missing Indigenous persons. Our MMIWR Unit, created in December of 2021, will use the advanced investigative techniques that have already helped solve two cases to follow-up on leads generated from this list, said Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez. We encourage relatives of missing Indigenous persons who are not on this list to reach out to local law enforcement. Our office stands ready to work with you.

Learn more here: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/news/press-releases/fbi-releases-list-of-native-americans-verified-as-missing-throughout-new-mexico-and-the-navajo-nation

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Christesen, who is now running for sheriff in San Juan County, still fears that Danny Tarango’s web of corruption may have been far broader than the public has been told. In the wake of the Countryman and Salazar arrests, the New Mexico state police’s narcotics division was quietly disbanded and reorganized. The fact that the state said so little about its actions leads Christesen and others to believe that the conspiracy may have involved other, still-unnamed, corrupt cops, border patrol agents, and public officials.

Peter Robertson, Senior Trial Attorney, is a Veteran and proud member of our community. Today we recognize his service and continued work at the #BernCoDA’s Office. We encourage others to hire Veterans and always remember their dedication and sacrifice. #NationalHireAVeteranDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Christesen, who is now running for sheriff in San Juan County, still fears that Danny Tarango’s web of corruption may have been far broader than the public has been told. In the wake of the Countryman and Salazar arrests, the New Mexico state police’s narcotics division was quietly disbanded and reorganized. The fact that the state said so little about its actions leads Christesen and others to believe that the conspiracy may have involved other, still-unnamed, corrupt cops, border patrol agents, and public officials.

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