Mistrial declared in NM police shooting

The panel was deadlocked at nine jurors in favor of a not guilty verdict and three voting guilty on second-degree murder charges


Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A judge has declared a mistrial in a murder case against two former New Mexico police officers after the jury deadlocked on the charges.

Judge Alisa Hadfield made the declaration on Tuesday after three days of deliberations in the case involving the 2014 on-duty killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Albuquerque.

The panel was deadlocked at nine jurors in favor of a not guilty verdict and three voting guilty on second-degree murder charges against now-retired Detective Keith Sandy and former Officer Dominique Perez.

The officers killed camper James Boyd, prompting further unrest in Albuquerque over the actions of its police department amid a wave of police shootings earlier this decade.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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