Lawyers say two Albuquerque police officers, accused of killing a homeless man, James Boyd, last March, will face criminal charges.
KRQE reported that multiple sources confirmed Sunday that District Attorney Kari Brandenburg planned to file charges against Dominique Perez, a SWAT officer, and former detective Keith Sandy, who retired from the department eight months after the fatal shooting [of James Boyd].
Albuquerque has one of the highest rates of police shootings in the nation, but the murder charges would be the first time an officer with the department had faced criminal charges for shooting someone in the line of duty.
New Mexico law permits prosecutors to file charges without a grand jury indictment, although the practice is rare. Source: Raw Story
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