NEWS

August: Bystander Awareness Month

August 15, 2020

Community Prosecutor, Theresa Romero, discusses bystander awareness on KRQE.

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez’s Statement Regarding Federal Law Enforcement in Albuquerque

July 22, 2020

Albuquerque, NM – ​There is no excuse – and no legal authority – for the abusive misconduct we are witnessing on the streets of Portland. When masked federal agents grab fellow citizens off the street and detain them…

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Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez Files New Charges Against Steven Baca and Announces Civil Suit Against Private Militia Group

July 13, 2020

Less than one month after the June 15th protest at the statue of Spanish conquistador, Juan de Oñate, near Old Town in Albuquerque, the Bernalillo County District Attorney, ​Raúl​ ​Torrez, filed amended charges against Steven Baca, adding aggravated…

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We Still Need Your Help Identifying Witnesses

June 17, 2020

Thank you for your help . By sharing your videos, images, and information you are already providing clarity to the events. We still need your help identifying key witnesses. If you are the individuals with the green or…

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DA Seeks Community Help in Protest Shooting

June 16, 2020

This video was taken during a June 15, 2020 protest in Old Town, Albuquerque. It depicts a woman being assaulted by the man in a blue shirt. We are seeking to learn more information about the events surrounding…

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Joint Statement From Elected Prosecutors on the Murder of George Floyd and Police Violence

June 1, 2020

Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez signs on to Fair and Just Prosecution’s Joint Statement from Elected Prosecutors on the Murder of George Floyd and Police Violence, urging the adoption of recommendations on the following: Enhancing Accountability and…

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Man pleads guilty in NM’s first-of-its-kind rape investigation

May 5, 2020

We are extremely proud that the first ever use of forensic genealogy in New Mexico resulted in a conviction after so many years of uncertainty. This conviction demonstrates that forensic genealogy is an important new tool in law…

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Children often humiliated and intimated by legal system, DA says

March 10, 2020

DA Torrez proposes changes to reduce the number of times a child would have to be interviewed before testifying at a trial, and limit the harm inflicted by the system.

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Project Predator initiative focuses on prosecuting rape kit backlog cases

March 10, 2020

The Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez announces a new justice plan as the rape kit backlog testing is nearing completion.

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Community prosecutor begins work in SE Albuquerque

March 10, 2020

Theresa Romero, Bernalillo County’s first community prosecutor, is part of a pilot program to bridge the gap between the community, police, and DA’s Office.

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