DA candidate won't rush decision in police case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The sole candidate for district attorney in Albuquerque says he won't rush a decision on how to move forward with the case of two former Albuquerque police officers who were tried on second-degree murder charges in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man.
A 12-member jury deadlocked Tuesday in weighing the fates of now-retired Detective Keith Sandy and former Officer Dominique Perez, leading a judge to declare a mistrial.
In a statement, Democrat Raul Torrez - the candidate for district attorney - said he'll consult with the special prosecutor who tried Perez and Sandy before any decision is made in the case in the New Year, when he's expected to take office.
Torrez's GOP opponent dropped out of the race for Bernalillo County district attorney in June.