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Police shoot man dead for camping on government land

krqe.com [1]
March 24, 2014

Critics of the Albuquerque Police Department are raising serious questions [2] about the fatal shooting of a homeless camper in the foothills, one even calling it murder. Meanwhile, the department says the shooting was justified.

In the department’s first news conference [3] since the shooting took place, APD did something they normally don’t do, releasing the entire video [4] of the incident.

Police say 38-year-old James M. Boyd is the man who was killed in the shooting last Sunday. So far, they’ve been unable to contact any of Boyd’s family members.

New Albuquerque Police chief Gorden Eden said Friday the video shows that the latest officer involved shooting is justified.

Full article here [1]