District Attorney Raúl Torrez Recaps Activities In 2022

District Attorney Raul Torres

From the office of District Attorney Raul Torres:

Below is a summary of 2022 activities by District Attorney Raul Torres and his team.

December 2022 Includes:

judgment and conviction

            • Convicted: Stephen Pascal

in the community

            • International Volunteer Day.
            • Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Luncheon.
            • Fireside Chat at the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce.
            • Buyback of Guns to Gardens Guns.
            • City of Grace Christmas store.

Sentence and Conviction:

Convicted: Stephen Pascal. On December 16, a jury found Pascal guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy to kidnap. Pascal faces a life sentence plus he could get 42 years in prison.Courtesy/DA Raul Torres

Within the community:

International Volunteer Day: Whenever possible, our staff volunteers on weekends and after hours to help the community. Towards the end of 2022, in honor of International Volunteer Day on December 5th, we’ve created a highlight reel of the events we volunteered at.Courtesy/DA Raul Torres

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Luncheon: Bernallio County District Attorney Raul Torres delivered his fifth keynote address at the Public Safety Luncheon at the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce on December 7.We thank everyone who attended to learn more about our public safety efforts and legislative proposals.Courtesy/DA Raul Torres

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce fireside chat: On December 8, Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torres spoke to members of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce about organized retail crime affecting businesses, employees and shoppers. Through effective legislation and participation during the legislative session, we can mitigate the negative impact of organized retail crime on all New Mexicans.Courtesy/DA Raul Torres

Guns to Gardens Gun Buyback: Thanks to our partners New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Fiesta Auto Group, Albuquerque Police Department and La Mesa Presbyterian Church for a successful gun buyback event on December 9th. Collected over 180 unwanted firearms. Grants expert Gloria Ortiz elaborates on the partnership and importance of this event in the video below.Courtesy/DA Raul Torres

City of Grace Christmas Store: This Christmas, employees gathered to donate toys for the Christmas store at the Ciudad de Gràcia church in the International District. Ciudad de Gràcia partners with our federal grants to support the International District here in Albuquerque. Thank you to all of our employees and the rest of the public for making this Christmas store a success and making it accessible for all children to have a wonderful Christmas. Courtesy/DA Raul Torrez


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