NEWS

District Attorney’s Crime Strategies Unit Discovers Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring Targeting New Mexico Victims

October 30, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – Two men have been federally charged for buying and selling a 19-year-old Santa Fe woman and using Albuquerque as the transportation hub. Alfonso Orozco Juarez (Texas), 35, and Robert Hubert (South Carolina), 66, were charged…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Receives Nearly $1 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Funding

October 22, 2020

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office received $993,979 in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) funding to continue investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases. With the new funding, the Unit will hire 2 additional attorneys, another victim advocate and…

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District Attorney’s Office Provides Support for Domestic Violence Victims

October 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year, but victims in Albuquerque don’t have to feel like they’re alone. The Bernalillo County District…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Working to Protect the Integrity of the Election

October 16, 2020

Early voting is underway and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement community are working to prevent any unlawful interference with the election. “Our goal is to reassure voters that we are dedicated to protecting democracy,”…

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Local leaders explain how they’re keeping ballots secure

October 15, 2020

via KOB4 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 2020 election is expected to have a historic turnout of people voting by absentee ballot.  “This is probably going to be the very largest election Bernalillo County has ever seen, especially in…

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Armed militias, extremists, and vigilantism during the 2020 election and beyond.

October 8, 2020
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DA’s Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program Gives Defendants a New Look on Life

October 6, 2020

When law enforcement agents confronted Michael White* about the pharmaceutical drugs he’d stolen from work, White was terrified that he’d end up in prison. Instead, he became a part of the Bernalillo County District Attorney Office’s Pre-Prosecution Diversion…

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CiQlovía – Open Streets!

October 5, 2020

CiQlovía is an annual event that promotes community health and safety by closing down some streets to traffic and creating a fun and safe space for cyclists and pedestrians. It is modeled after similar “open streets” events worldwide.…

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District Attorney’s Office Loans Technology to Victims and Witnesses Testifying Virtually

September 15, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way our society functions and our judicial system is no different. Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, has been adamant about advocating for careful planning and preparation to make courtrooms safe. Aligned with this…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Seeks Assistance in Identifying Witness Tampering Suspect

August 17, 2020

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office is asking for community assistance on identifying a subject who showed up armed to a witnesses’ home shortly after testifying at the preliminary hearing in the criminal prosecution of Steven Baca.  …

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