Attorney General Hector Balderas Statement on Kari Brandenburg Investigation


Contact: James Hallinan (505) 660-2216

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement today regarding the Kari Brandenburg investigation:

“Today my office released detailed findings from a four-month-long investigation regarding a public referral from the Albuquerque Police Department alleging that Bernalillo County District Attorney, Kari Brandenburg, engaged in bribery or intimidation of witnesses. The investigation concluded that there is insufficient evidence to bring charges of bribery or intimidation of witnesses against District Attorney Brandenburg. This conclusion was based on APD case materials, and additional evidence gathered by my office during its expanded, independent investigation. While we did not find sufficient evidence of criminal conduct, there were identifiable leadership failures to which both agencies can take immediate corrective action and begin to re-focus on serving the people of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.”

Attached is a copy of the letter Attorney General Balderas sent to the chief of the Albuquerque Police Department this morning outlining the findings of the investigation.


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