By David Medrano |Staff Writer|
According to Black Voice News Torres spent seven years as a U.S. Marshal for the Central Judicial District of California.
“As Marshal he led one of the nation’s most active judicial districts in protection of federal judges, apprehension of fugitives, management of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture program and production of federal prisoners,” according to Black Voice News.
Torres explains some of the thoughts that went through his mind after knowing he would be a member of the Commission.
“After I was told that Governor Brown was going to appoint me to the Commission on Judicial Performance I felt honored to be part of his team,” Torres said. “Also I was anxious to start my work on the commission and use my experience to help maintain public confidence in our judicial system,” he added.
Torres also explained the different areas the State of California Commission on Judicial Performance focuses on.
“The commission’s mandate is to protect the public, reinforce rigorous standards of judicial conduct and maintain confidence in the integrity and independence of the judicial system,” Torres said. “The commission’s authority is limited to investigating allegations of judicial misconduct and, if warranted, imposing discipline.”
After his appointment the Governor wasted no time in putting Torres to work with the next Commission meeting, according to Black Voice News.
Torres attended school at Colton High School and graduated from CSUSB with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting and explained the impact it had on his career.
“CSUSB absolutely had an impact on my career choices. During my junior year my accounting professor encouraged me to attend the ‘meet the firms night’ where an IRS agent spoke about his work and mentioned they had an internship program,” Torres said. “I applied for the program and worked as an intern during my junior and senior year. My plan was to gain experience and then join an accounting firm after graduation, but I enjoyed my time in government service and made a career of it.”
Torres’ appointment with the Commission on Judicial Performance is for four years. He went on to acknowledge some of the people who help him during his time in CSUSB.
“I would like to thank Nadine Chavez and EOP for believing in me and students in similar situations. Without their support I am certain my time at CSUSB would have been more difficult,” said Torres.