Bernalillo County District Attorney

Bernalillo County District Attorney The Office of the Second Judicial District Attorney is responsible for the effective and efficient prosecution of criminal cases within its jurisdiction.

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Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office receives nearly $1 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funding. “With ...
10/23/2020
Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office Receives Nearly $1 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Funding

Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office receives nearly $1 million in Sexual Assault Kit Initiative funding. “With the SAKI funding our Office has been able to assist survivors of sexual assault by assisting in cold case investigations, prosecutions, and providing information,” Lee Hood, Deputy District Attorney and SAKI supervisor said.
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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 fundi…

10/21/2020
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Chief Deputy District Attorney Chuck Barth on our plan for election day. Our office is committed to uphold the law and the security of the Bernalillo County Election. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hCsbkq6I_i8
#bernalillocounty #earlyvoting #electionprotection2020

What is disrupting the polling place? Read below. If you or anyone is experiencing any difficulties while voting call El...
10/20/2020

What is disrupting the polling place? Read below. If you or anyone is experiencing any difficulties while voting call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report what you see. Visit our website for more election information: https://berncoda.com/integrity-of-election/ #electionprotection2020 #bernalillocounty #vote2020

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. October is Domestic ...
10/20/2020
District Attorney’s Office Provides Support for Domestic Violence Victims

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was created to recognize the victims of domestic violence and the resources both locally and nationally available to empower them and end domestic violence.If you are a victim of domestic violence know you are not alone. Full article here:

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 …

Early voting has begun and is going on until October 31. Obstructing the polling place is a violation of your constituti...
10/17/2020

Early voting has begun and is going on until October 31. Obstructing the polling place is a violation of your constitutional right to participate in our democracy. If you or anyone is experiencing any difficulties while voting call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report what you see. Visit our website for more election information: https://berncoda.com/integrity-of-election/

With the rise in COVID-19 cases this week we have decided to pull our participation from the CiQlovia volunteering and r...
10/16/2020
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With the rise in COVID-19 cases this week we have decided to pull our participation from the CiQlovia volunteering and recharge station this weekend. Our office is still helping with back end tasks regarding this event. Please follow @ABQCiQlovia for more updates. We look forward to seeing everyone at this event next year. Learn more about CiQlovia here:

10/16/2020
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Update on preparations and readiness for absentee voting, expanded early voting and Election Day voting. Live now:

Bernalillo County presents a news conference on preparations and readiness for the 2020 general election. Participants include County Commission Chair, Lonnie Talbert, Bernalillo County Clerk, Linda Stover, Chief Deputy DA, Chuck Barth and emceed by County Manager Julie Morgas Baca.

Everyone has the constitutional right to participate in this democracy. We will not allow voter intimidation stand in th...
10/15/2020

Everyone has the constitutional right to participate in this democracy. We will not allow voter intimidation stand in the way of your rights. If you or anyone is experiencing any difficulties while voting call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report what you see. Visit our website for more election information:https://berncoda.com/integrity-of-election/

Visit our socially distanced recharge station in collaboration with our partners Endorphin Power Company, New Mexicans t...
10/14/2020
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Visit our socially distanced recharge station in collaboration with our partners Endorphin Power Company, New Mexicans to End Gun Violence and the APD Crisis Team at this year's CiQlovia event on Sunday, Oct. 18. The recharge station will be located at EPC’s parking lot located on the corner of Zuni and Cardenas SE. Learn more about CiQlovia here:

10/13/2020
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We must ensure the safety of our victims by upholding victim privacy. Here is Mary Ellen Garcia from New Mexico Crime Victims Reparations Commission talking about the importance of this issue.

10/13/2020
10/12/2020
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Remember @abqciqlovia starts today! Here is a welcome from DA Torrez. #community #abqciqlovia2020 #Albuquerque #InThisTogether #socialdistancing #fall #wellness

Our office will be closed today, October 12, 2020, in observance of Indigenous People Day.
10/12/2020

Our office will be closed today, October 12, 2020, in observance of Indigenous People Day.

Join us as our Community Based Crime Reduction team participates in CiQlovia from Oct. 12 - Oct. 18. On Oct. 18 between ...
10/09/2020
SignUp.com | The Easiest Way to Bring People Together

Join us as our Community Based Crime Reduction team participates in CiQlovia from Oct. 12 - Oct. 18. On Oct. 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. streets, sidewalks, trails and parks will be dedicated to safe, fun, connected walking and biking activities for all ages and abilities. The purpose of CiQlovia is to foster a discussion about improving our environment to safely accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and transit users. If you will like to volunteer, please sign up here:

Choose your SignUps for ABQ CiQlovia 2020 today! No login or passwords needed and receive automated reminders for your spots!

When law enforcement agents confronted Michael White about the pharmaceutical drugs he’d stolen from work, White was ter...
10/07/2020
DA’s Pre-Prosecution Diversion Program Gives Defendants a New Look on Life

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 (PPD) Program that would help him overcome his drug addiction and give him a new sense of self-pride. Read more about White's story and our PPD program here:

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 Bernalil…

Our Community Based Crime Reduction team will be participating in the 7th annual ABQ CiQlovía celebration beginning on O...
10/05/2020

Our Community Based Crime Reduction team will be participating in the 7th annual ABQ CiQlovía celebration beginning on Oct. 12 and finishing on Oct. 18. The Oct. 18 event of CiQlovía is an interactive virtual and socially distanced physical event that celebrates the many ways people use our streets, sidewalks, trails and parks to be physically active and strengthen communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read our blog post to learn more about this event: https://berncoda.com/ciqlovia-open-streets

#community #abqciqlovia2020 #Albuquerque #InThisTogether #socialdistancing #fall #wellness

DA Torrez joined dozens of current and former prosecutors and law enforcement leaders, voicing their concerns about the ...
10/02/2020

DA Torrez joined dozens of current and former prosecutors and law enforcement leaders, voicing their concerns about the lack of inclusion of the members on the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

Today, FJP Executive Director Miriam Krinsky issued the following statement in response to a District Court finding that the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement is in violation of federal law:https://fairandjustprosecution.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/FACA-Decision-Statement.pdf

Our office participated as a team in Miles for Hope to help raise funds and awareness while cycling, running, walking, s...
10/01/2020

Our office participated as a team in Miles for Hope to help raise funds and awareness while cycling, running, walking, skating, swimming, kayaking, even skipping! This September we harnessed our collective energy and joined together as ONE Team with ONE Mission – To Make Our Children Safer…One Child at a Time. As a team, our office raised $600.00, biked 900+ miles, ran 360+ miles, walked 265+ miles, and swam 7 miles.

How are parents at NCMEC working with their children to be safer online? Listen in as they share a #RealTip for all pare...
09/29/2020
NCMEC Real Tips

How are parents at NCMEC working with their children to be safer online? Listen in as they share a #RealTip for all parents out there.

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"Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) in the Land of Enchantment, where Hispanic culture is thr...
09/28/2020
Hispanic Heritage Month

"Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) in the Land of Enchantment, where Hispanic culture is thriving. Here are some of the best ways to experience Hispanic culture in the Land of Enchantment."

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If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day,...
09/24/2020
CyberTipline

If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) Use the CyberTipline to report child sexual exploitation. Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at https://buff.ly/3i0UNE3

NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child se...

New Mexico is one of the leading states that allows you to register to vote online. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3,...
09/22/2020

New Mexico is one of the leading states that allows you to register to vote online. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Make your vote count! The deadline to register online to vote is Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Register today: https://buff.ly/35XyL2S
#VoterRegistrationDay

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a lifetime of achievements and breakthroughs throughout her career. Listen in on just so...
09/21/2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a lifetime of achievements and breakthroughs throughout her career. Listen in on just some of her remarkable milestones on the NPR Up First Podcast "Remembering Justice Bader Ginsburg, And Looking Ahead." Photo cred: Sebastian Kim for TIME. https://buff.ly/3iLRcLk

09/18/2020
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We're half way through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Miles for Hope challenge. Today we're taking on cyberbullying, check out their article on how to spot, deal, and stand up to it.

09/17/2020
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Our victim advocates have been working tireless to ensure our victims needs are met. Currently, our team is working on training Woodstock to attend virtual settings and bring items from one room to another in order to sustain social distancing practices. Here is a video via @assistancedogsofthewestSF showing that process. #assistancedog #training #socialdistancing

COVID-19 has changed the way our society functions and our judicial system is no different. Bernalillo County District A...
09/15/2020
District Attorney’s Office Loans Technology to Victims and Witnesses Testifying Virtually

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 effort to keep our city safe while continuing to fight for change in Bernalillo County, our agents have been delivering sanitized tablets and cell phones to victims and witnesses to ensure they’re able to appear at a remote trial setting.

“It’s like an Uber-cell phone delivery,” Kyle Hartsock, Special Agent in Charge of the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Special Investigation Bureau said.

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 …

09/15/2020
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#TipTuesday: The legal system can take many paths depending on the case. This video goes over our interactive chart on navigating the system. Make sure to follow up with your case agent or victim advocate for details about your specific case.

Several members of our office partnered with Tree New Mexico and the International District Healthy Community Coalition ...
09/14/2020

Several members of our office partnered with Tree New Mexico and the International District Healthy Community Coalition to unload, separate and organize trees for International District residents who have requested trees for their business or residence. Our team is dedicated to volunteering and supporting communities throughout Albuquerque. #community #giveback

On September 11 we remember the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the heroism shown. #neverforget
09/11/2020

On September 11 we remember the lives lost, the sacrifices made, and the heroism shown. #neverforget

Happy Labor Day! As a reminder our office and all courthouses are closed today, we will resume tomorrow.
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day! As a reminder our office and all courthouses are closed today, we will resume tomorrow.

“Miles for Hope,” a reimagined version of The Ride for Missing Children, is an awareness and fundraising event to suppor...
09/01/2020

“Miles for Hope,” a reimagined version of The Ride for Missing Children, is an awareness and fundraising event to support the work of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Our office is participating as a team to help raise funds and awareness while cycling, running, walking, skating, swimming, kayaking, even skipping! This September we will harness our collective energy and join together as ONE Team with ONE Mission – To Make Our Children Safer…One Child at a Time.
https://events.missingkids.org/new-york/event/ride-for-missing-children-miles-for-hope/

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Albuquerque, NM
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