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38 year old James Boyd had been camping in a spot that the state deemed “illegal.” Trigger happy officers were dispatched to the scene and Boyd was murdered by them.

Boyd was being cordial and surrendering and he started walking down the mountain. At this point the aggressive and violent escalation by police led to a flash bang grenade and then shots fired.

Apparently cops wearing cameras does not deter them from murdering people.

According to ABQ Journal, The illegal camper shot by Albuquerque police this week was turning away from officers when they fired at him, according to video released by Chief Gorden Eden on Friday.

The shots come after a confrontation in which the man, identified as 38-year-old James Boyd, tells police he’s going to walk down the mountain with them.

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Police Kill Homeless Man For Camping In The Foothills




ALBUQUERQUE Police Chief Gorden Eden insists that the use of lethal force against a homeless man in the foothills was justified because the officers had no choice.

The homeless victim in the video, 38-year-old James M. Boyd, was being served a $10 citation for camping in the foothills when he was killed by police last Sunday.

The two officers who fired shots, Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez, remain on paid leave.

Sandy was hired by APD in 2007 after he was fired by New Mexico State Police over a scandal. He was accused of fraud and collecting payment for private security work while on the clock for State Police.

When APD hired Sandy, they claimed he would be a civilian employee and he wouldn’t have a gun or a badge.

“I’m shocked, I’ve never seen a murder captured on videotape before,” said Joe Kennedy, the civil rights attorney who won a huge case against APD for the wrongful shooting death of Kenneth Ellis in 2010.

 
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Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden speaks to reporters during a news conference on Friday.


Video: Camper turning from officers when shot

James M. Boyd seemed to think he had a deal. The 38-year-old homeless man – whose illegal camping in the foothills had drawn Albuquerque police – told officers on Sunday that he was ready to walk off the mountain. Instead, he was carried off, fatally wounded after officers opened fire. Boyd, in a long confrontation with police, ended up face down in the dirt, a splotch of blood visible on his back, a police dog on his leg. He held a knife in each hand.

But before that, there appeared to be a chance he’d cooperate, according to video released by APD on Friday. “All right, don’t change up the agreement,” Boyd says, as officers have their guns trained on him. “I’m going to try to walk with you.” Boyd picks up his backpack and belongings, and he looks ready to start walking. There are no knives in his hands at this point. “Do it!” an officer says on the video.

A flash-bang device is thrown at Boyd’s feet, disorienting him. Officers yell at him to get on the ground, and a dog and officer approach him. Boyd takes two knives out of his pockets and appears to wave them. Then Boyd starts turning away from the officers. That’s when shots ring out and he hits the ground. Officers continue to yell at him to drop the knives. “Please don’t hurt me anymore. I can’t move,” Boyd says as he lies on the ground.

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VIDEO: Cops gun down homeless man for illegally camping in shocking helmet-cam footage

An Albuquerque police standoff with James Boyd, a 38-year-old with a history of violence and mental illness, ended in Boyd’s death after he allegedly threatened a K-9 officer.


Shocking footage from a cop's helmet cam shows the moment a homeless man was shot dead in New Mexico after police tried to detain him for illegal camping.

James Boyd was reportedly gunned down in the Sandia Foothills outside Albuquerque at 7:30 p.m. last Sunday after being confronted by officers for sleeping in an unauthorized area.

Harrowing video shows the 38-year-old finally agreeing to give himself up — after a three hour stand-off — and turning around to retrieve his belongings. But then an officer fires a flash-bang device into his path, and two other officers fire multiple shots into his body and he falls to the ground.

Boyd was pronounced dead soon after.


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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police oversight panel members on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man as video footage from the altercation brought further condemnation from across the state.

Speaking a day after Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry called video of the shooting "horrific," Police Oversight Task Force members said a new investigation was needed to examine the death of James Boyd. Members said they wanted an independent review of Albuquerque police and the Second Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Authorities said Boyd, 38, died after officers fired stun guns, bean bags and six live rounds on March 16. Police said Boyd had threatened to kill officers and held onto knives as an unarmed K-9 officer approached him.

A helmet camera video showed Boyd gathering his belongings then turning away right before officers fired following a long standoff where Boyd claimed he was a federal government agent.


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Crowd spills through downtown Albuquerque protesting APD

Protest comes after fatal officer-involved shooting


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A protest against the fatal foothills officer-involved shooting took place in Albuquerque Tuesday.

Protesters carried a symbolic coffin through the streets with 22 names of people killed by Albuquerque police since 2010.

The crowd was chanting and carrying signs, as well.

VIDEO: APD protesters pour through downtown Albuquerque


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