ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The State Supreme Court agreed to consider changes to rules that have set suspected criminals free.
Bernalillo County courts set rules to try all felony cases within a year of arraignment and present evidence at arraignment only 48 hours after arrest.
A massive case backlog and overcrowding at MDC propelled the rules. District Attorney Kari Brandenburg says it’s forced them to temporarily drop cases.
The court is now considering modifying the rules.