OIS Review and Evaluation

Consistent with other District Attorney offices around the country, graphic materials related to officer involved shootings are not posted on our website. These additional materials may be requested under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.

On-Scene Shooting Incident Attendance and File Creation

  • Whenever possible, an on-call Assistant District Attorney for the Second Judicial District will attend the scene of an officer-involved shooting.
  • Once the law enforcement agency completes an investigation of the shooting incident, it delivers its file for that investigation to the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Special Prosecutor Review of Shooting Incident

Once the Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office receives the complete investigation file for an officer-involved shooting incident, it turns the file over to a sworn Special Prosecutor appointed specifically to review officer-involved shootings. The Second Judicial District Attorney’s Office does not direct or participate in the review process of the Special Prosecutor.

The Special Prosecutor:

  • Reviews all aspects of the police investigation and requests additional information as necessary from the law enforcement agency;
  • Reviews any relevant additional information other than law enforcement;
  • Contacts victims or next of kin as appropriate to give them an opportunity to participate in the review process;
  • Seeks additional review and analysis as appropriate from District Attorneys in other New Mexico districts;
  • Determines whether there is sufficient admissible evidence and otherwise sufficient grounds to prosecute the shooting incident as a crime. To reach the conclusion that the shooting incident should be prosecuted, the Special Prosecutor must determine that a jury, considering the facts and law, would be likely to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that the force used by the officer(s) involved was unjustified.

Special Prosecutor’s Report and Conclusion

  • Once the shooting incident review is concluded the Special Prosecutor delivers a report of the review to the head of the law enforcement agency for the involved officer(s), to the Second Judicial District Attorney, and to other interested parties.
  • If the Special Prosecutor concludes that the shooting incident should be prosecuted as a crime, the Special Prosecutor will proceed with that prosecution.
  • If the Special Prosecutor concludes that the shooting incident should not be prosecuted as a crime, the Special Prosecutor will close the review file for that incident.

Independent Panel Review

  • The Second Judicial District Attorney will review each report received from the Special Prosecutor and may solicit input from the law enforcement agency and from other interested parties about the report. If the Second Judicial District Attorney determines that there are clear, articulable facts about or matters of law regarding the underlying shooting incident that the Special Prosecutor did not address, the Second Judicial District Attorney has the authority, in coordination with the New Mexico District Attorneys Association, to convene a special panel of District Attorneys outside the Second Judicial District to conduct a second review of the underlying shooting incident.
  • If after a secondary review the special panel determines that the force used by the officer(s) involved was unjustified the matter will be referred for prosecution either to the office of one of the panel District Attorneys or to a special prosecutor.

Officer-Involved Shooting Reports Issued to Date:

Albuquerque Police Department

April 5, 2022 Albuquerque Police Department
March 10, 2022 Albuquerque Police Department
February 25, 2022 Albuquerque Police Department
February 20, 2022 Albuquerque Police Department
November 30, 2021 Albuquerque Police Department
February 19, 2021 Albuquerque Police Department
February 01, 2021 Albuquerque Police Department
May 31, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department
May 25, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department
March 30, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department
March 18, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office
January 23, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department
January 06, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department
July 2, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
October 25, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
October 14, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
August 22, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 14, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
April 18, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
April 5, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
March 7, 2019 – Albuquerque Police Department
December 24, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department and New Mexico State Police
December 23, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
December 12, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
November 18, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
November 4, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
August 19, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
July 17, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department and New Mexico State Police
June 16, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
January 7, 2018 – Albuquerque Police Department
November 1, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
October 4, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
August 19, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
August 8, 2017 Albuquerque Police Department
July 31, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
June 21, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
June 2, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 2, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
February 10, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
January 26, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
January 7, 2017 – Albuquerque Police Department
October 22, 2016 – Albuquerque Police Department
June 15, 2016 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 28, 2016 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 24, 2016 – United States Marshals and Albuquerque Police Department
January 11, 2016 – Albuquerque Police Department
December 22, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
September 30, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
July 31, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
June 4, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 28, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
May 25, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
January 13, 2015 – Albuquerque Police Department
August 8, 2014 – Albuquerque Police Department
July 22, 2014 – Albuquerque Police Department
April 21, 2014 – Albuquerque Police Department
October 13, 2013 – Albuquerque Police Department

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office

January 14, 2022 Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
March 18, 2020 Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office
March 3, 2020 -Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
September 18, 2019 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
February 23, 2019 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
October 31, 2018 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
August 6, 2018 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
June 20, 2018 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
June 7, 2018 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and United States Marshals
February 20, 2018 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
November 10, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
November 5, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
October 24, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
August 6, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
July 28, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
July 25, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
July 23, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
July 4, 2017 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
September 19, 2016 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
April 26, 2016 Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
May 3, 2016 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
February 2, 2016 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
September 15, 2015 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department
August 20, 2014 – Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department