MDC Inmate Dies in Custody


September 8, 2023, 12:39 am

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 9/7/2023 @ 6:30PM

Bernalillo County – Estevan Vásquez Communications Coordinator for Bernalillo County announced today that despite rigorous life-saving efforts, an inmate died on September 6, 2023 at the Metropolitan Detention Center. MDC and the UNM Hospital Rapid Response Team responded to a medical emergency notification and life saving measures were initiated.

Albuquerque Ambulance and Bernalillo County Fire & Rescue were dispatched and arrived at the facility at 10:27 a.m. Life-saving measures continued until the inmate was pronounced deceased at 10:48 a.m. The individual has been identified as Robert Michael Torivio, age 48 (DOB 9/11/1974).

The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to the facility. In accordance with standard operating procedure the incident is pending investigation by the MDC Office of Professional Standards and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator will investigate the cause of death.


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