Metro court’s chief judge retiring

Metro court chief judge Julie Altwies

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Metro court’s Chief Judge is retiring at the end of the month.

Before becoming the Chief Judge 18 months ago Julie Altwies served for seven years as a judge in the Metro Court Criminal Division.

She also worked for more than 17 years as a deputy district attorney handling high-profile prosecutions for murder, rape and other violent crimes.

Altwies also served as the presiding judge for the court’s DWI-drug court program.

She says she is looking forward to spending time with her family and traveling. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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