Albuquerque Police Officers Actually Charged With Murder For On-Duty Shooting

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm Updated: January 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

The police department initially said the shooting was “justified,” but later conceded under public pressure that may have been a mistake. The shooting of Boyd was one of two controversial police shootings in a period of less than ten days, and one of more than 37 in the city since 2010, 23 of them fatal. To put this volume in context, New York City saw about the same number of shootings during that period for a population that is 15 times as high, according to the ACLU of New Mexico.

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