Prosecutors clear thousands of Albuquerque rape cases that stretch back decades. https://www.abqjournal.com/1370901/16-charged-so-far-in-rape-kit-backlog-cases.html?fbclid=IwAR29PYTpeF_tyw26n43Iqepra_2t1WOIZt06hKeSqeLRDzMSGqXEz0itCV0
District Attorney Raúl Torrez has made using the federal system a priority when violent crime violates both state and federal laws. Link to Editorial: https://www.abqjournal.com/1364908/pushing-dangerous-defendants-to-us-court-safer-streets.html?fbclid=IwAR2-ynou9RpLhhHUscUYyLgQmE5g2mnrBRo30Y_kVDCnjPC4ODlHbTPph_s
Is bail reform making the community safer? Here is a link to the story produced by KOB reporter Chris Rameriz. https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/abq-4ward-is-bail-reform-making-the-community-safer/5635254/?cat=500&fbclid=IwAR2tQkuLYzJNVm0hSoiRjkNWIGZmOdn0Kws1iFTLEpWiUh_epJjmLfWmoYg
The City of Albuquerque and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, are partnering to create the county’s first-ever security camera map. These agencies are encouraging business owners and residents to provide information about their security cameras to assist officers and prosecutors with the investigation of crimes and prosecution of criminals in Bernalillo County.
By participating in this program, you will help law enforcement agencies more quickly identify where video evidence might exist when investigating crimes in your area.
On July 6, 2019, the District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Albuquerque Police Department and Crime Stoppers, is hosting a Gun Buyback as one of its initiatives to reduce gun violence in the community. This collaborative effort seeks to provide a safe and easy way for individuals to dispose of unwanted guns and reduce the incidence of violence. The event is open to everyone, and will take place at the Cesar Chavez Community Center on July 6, 2019 from 10am to 2pm. Firearms must be transported without ammunition in the trunk of a car.