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The Line: APD Officers Will Not Face Another Trial For Shooting Of James Boyd

March 3, 2017 – Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez announced recently that he will not seek a retrial for two former APD officers who shot and killed James Boyd in 2014. Local media like the Albuquerque Journal reported that Torrez indicated he did not believe a new trial would lead to a different outcome. Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez were charged with murder by former DA Kari Brandenburg. Their trial ended in a hung jury. Host Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists discuss the decision to not seek a retrial and the broader significance of the case.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM