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New Mexico police officers ordered to stand trial for murder

New Mexico police officers ordered to stand trial for murder

A New Mexico judge ruled Tuesday that two police officers must stand trial on murder charges in the on-duty shooting of a homeless man whose killing was caught on video and sparked national outrage while fueling reforms at the Albuquerque Police Department. Pro Tem Judge Neil Candelaria said after a nearly two-week preliminary hearing that there was probable cause for the murder case against Officer Dominique Perez and former Detective Keith Sandy to go to trial. Video of the 2014 shooting taken with an officer's helmet camera showed 38-year-old James Boyd gathering his belongs and appearing to surrender after an hours-long standoff in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Police...

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