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August 7, 2015 – A preliminary hearing began this week for two officers involved in the fatal shooting of James Boyd last year in the foothills of Albuquerque. The city of Albuquerque recently reached a settlement with Boyd’s family in a civil case. His family will reportedly be paid 5 million dollars.

The line opinion panelists share their reaction to information that came out in the hearing this week. They also talk about the significance of this case in the ongoing debate about oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department.

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Sophie Martin, an attorney and editor of
Rob Nikolewski,
Stephen Spitz, New Mexico People, Places and Ideas on KUNM