Press Releases

  Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez has urged the Second Judicial District Court to correct an apparent violation of the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) arising from its recent denial of a request for GPS alerts and notifications for defendants under the supervision of the Court’s Pretrial Services Division (PTS). The IPRA […]

Silver City, NM –Today, a Grant County jury convicted Cody McDonald of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence for the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Daniel Murillo. McDonald was found guilty of both counts and could face up to 18 years in prison. Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.  On the evening of November […]

Today’s ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court, affirming the state’s antiquated abortion ban, is an alarming and deeply concerning decision that undermines the fundamental rights of those accessing reproductive healthcare in our neighboring state. The ruling restricts access to safe and legal abortion and sets a very dangerous precedent for the continued erosion of reproductive […]

Gallup, NM – Gallup Firefighter, Andres Garcia, was arrested by the New Mexico Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division for possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), including Sexual Exploitation of Children Under the Age of 13 (NMSA 1978, Section 30-6A-3). “Someone who was tasked with protecting our community chose to harm […]

Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced the release of the New Mexico Department of Justice’s new Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) guide, a comprehensive resource for government transparency in New Mexico. By helping shine light on the affairs of state and local government, IPRA is a fundamental tool for promoting good government […]

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Jaremy Smith has been charged by federal for the murder of New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare. Smith, 33, of South Carolina, made his initial appearance today in federal court, where a detention hearing is scheduled for March 26, 2024.  Charges were announced at a press conference today. U.S. Attorney Uballez and […]

Albuquerque, NM – This morning, Attorney General Raúl Torrez, announced a new online portal to address the data-sharing and public-facing aspect of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) in New Mexico. The portal provides real-time, public access to active MMIP cases across the state, facilitates better communication between law enforcement agencies and enables anyone to […]

Las Vegas, NM — Today, Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced that the New Mexico Department of Justice will be opening a consumer complaint office inside of the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The NMDOJ will have a consumer advocate inside of the office ready to assist victims of the Hermit’s […]

Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, a jury convicted Izaiah Garcia of first-degree murder, depraved mind murder, shooting at a motor vehicle, armed robbery, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, tampering with evidence, child abuse and conspiracy. Garcia is guilty on all counts related to the 2019 murder of 21-year-old Cayla Campos. Garcia could face […]

New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a bipartisan coalition of states, today announced the filing of a lawsuit that challenges the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons.