Police Officer Dominique Perez is accused of fatally shooting Boyd, 38, after a four-hour standoff. Video from an officer’s helmet camera showed Boyd, armed with two knives, appearing to surrender before he was shot.
Since Boyd’s killing, on Jan. 13, 2010, Albuquerque police have been involved in more than 40 shootings, 27 of them fatal. In October, the Justice Department and the city of Albuquerque announced an agreement that requires the police department to transform its practice of “routinely” taking lethal action against residents.
Boyd’s death was not included in the DOJ investigation but was cited, along with Eden’s comments, as as evidence of the systemic problems in the police department.