ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The clock is now ticking in the case of two former Albuquerque Police Department officers charged with murder.
Monday, the special prosecutor, Randi McGinn, and the officer’s attorneys met to discuss what’s next. The special prosecutor wants the new District Attorney, Raul Torrez, to decide if the officers will be retried, but he hasn’t taken office yet so the judge set a trial date for July in case he does choose to.
McGinn says there is new evidence in the case involving Sandy’s police body cam.
Sandy’s attorney, Sam Bregman, was not happy. He says just last week the special prosecutor offered a plea deal to Keith Sandy. If he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, she would drop the rest of the charges against him and Perez. Bregman believes that shows this case is weak. Sandy rejected the plea deal.
Torrez said once he takes office he will immediately assign this case for review to a team of experienced independent prosecutors which will then make a recommendation.