For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, December 20, 2016Contact: Alan Packman | (505) 510-0019
DA-Elect Torrez Announces Independent Review Process for Boyd Case
ALBUQUERQUE - On Tuesday, Bernalillo County District Attorney-Elect Raúl Torrez announced the formation of an independent review team comprised of senior trial prosecutors from around the state to conduct a comprehensive review of the recent case against Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez in the shooting death of James Boyd.
ALBUQUERQUE - Raúl Torrez, Bernalillo County District Attorney-elect, released a statement following today's ruling:
"As I have stated from the beginning, this is a very important case for our community. This case, as with all pending officer-involved shootings, requires careful yet expedient review for the benefit of all parties involved.
"As District Attorney, I will immediately assign this case for review to a team of experienced independent prosecutors who will undertake a detailed review of the evidence and make a recommendation. Any decisions on the path forward must be guided by the law and the facts, and that is how my office will approach each case we handle."
ALBUQUERQUE - Former federal prosecutor and Democratic nominee for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, released the following statement after his Democratic Primary Election victory:"Thank you to all of the voters, our supporters and volunteers. I am incredibly humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support for our vision of a modern criminal justice system in Bernalillo County that not only makes us safe, but also makes us proud.
Torrez Releases First Ads in DA Race
For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, May 18, 2016Contact: Alan Packman
ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez released the first television ads of the campaign for Bernalillo County District Attorney. The spots, titled “Smart” and “Safety,” highlight important themes of Torrez’s campaign for reform including using a data-driven approach to identify our community’s most dangerous criminals while also placing emphasis on alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders.
We need to double down on getting the message out about creating a criminal justice system that makes us both safe and proud. To do so, we need to reach Bernalillo County voters. That means getting on the phones and knocking on doors. We need more of you to step up. Can you help us double our volunteer force this month?With only eight weeks left until the primary, we're holding a special training session for anyone interested in helping. Whether you're a veteran volunteer or brand new to campaigns, please join us as we go over the strategy leading up to June 7th. We'll have breakfast burritos and we'll be launching a door-to-door canvass immediately after.
For Immediate ReleaseWednesday March 30th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman
ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor Raúl Torrez announced the endorsement of former New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman. Feldman represented Albuquerque's North Valley from 1997 to 2012.
"Raúl Torrez has the progressive vision and real courtroom experience our community needs in a District Attorney to provide fresh leadership and a new direction for criminal justice in Bernalillo County," said Feldman. "I am particularity impressed by Raúl's dedication to the core values of ensuring dignity, respect and fairness for every person in our community."
For Immediate ReleaseMonday March 28th, 2016Contact: Alan Packman
"Time to Look Forward, Not Backwards, for Solutions"
ALBUQUERQUE - Today, former federal prosecutor and Democratic candidate for Bernalillo County District Attorney, Raúl Torrez, announced the endorsement of former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid.
"With our community suffering from a rise in crime and far too many young people who see a clearer path to prison than they do to college, we need Raúl's fresh, innovative approach to turn things around," said Madrid. "Now is the time to look to forward - not backwards - for the solutions our families need and deserve to reform and rebuild the criminal justice system in Bernalillo County."
We had the most amazing time at the Bernalillo County Democratic Convention! I was so proud to stand with my family to talk about how important it is to have a criminal justice system that is not only in line with our values, but one we can be proud of. It was great to see so many folks being active and engaged in this important process. I've been talking to people all over about modern and innovative approaches to criminal justice reform that will make our community safer. I am dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods secure and keeping violent offenders off the streets. To make this happen, I need your help to get my name on the ballot in June. Please visit my website where you can download petitions. Talk to your friends, neighbors, and any registered Democrat in Bernalillo County about signing on. I will continue to keep you updated on news and opportunities to get involved. We're so close to hitting our goal, but I still need your help. You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here or download petition sheets to collect signatures by clicking here.
Thanks for your support!