On March 16, Albuquerque police officer detective Keith Sandy opened fire on homeless man James Boyd in the New Mexico foothills. The entire event was caught on video and sparked public outrage.
The death of James Boyd was one of many fatal shootings in New Mexico, something the Department of Justice determined was a pattern of unjustified excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department.
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Now a dashcam video has surfaced, which recorded audio of Albuquerque Police Officer Detective Keith Sandy, one of the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of James Boyd, saying he would shoot Boyd in the penis:
Detective Keith Sandy: What do they have you guys doing here?
Ware: I don’t know. The guy asked for state police.
Detective Keith Sandy: Who asked?
Ware: I don’t know.
Detective Keith Sandy: For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second.
Ware: You got uh less-lethal?
Detective Keith Sandy: I got…
Ware: The Taser shotgun?
Detective Keith Sandy: Yeah.
Ware: Oh, I thought you guys got rid of those?
Detective Keith Sandy: ROP’s got one…here’s what we’re thinking, because I don’t know what’s going on, nobody has briefed me…
Two hours later, Officer Detective Keith Sandy fatally shot James Boyd.