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2 N.M. officers to be charged in man’s death


ALBUQUERQU­E, N.M. — Two New Mexico police officers will be charged with second-degree murder in last year’s shooting death of a homeless man near a tent in the mountains where he had been camping, a special prosecutor said Monday.

James Boyd was killed during a standoff after video showed him appearing to surrender. It sparked angry demonstrat­ions in Albuquerqu­e, with protesters calling for reform after several deadly police shootings.

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