Department of Justice to meet with groups after foothills shooting

Created: 03/26/2014 10:44 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The Department of Justice will meet Wednesday with several Albuquerque groups demanding a private investigation into an officer-involved shooting in the Sandia foothills.

On March 16, 38-year-old James Boyd was shot and killed after a standoff with police.

Albuquerque's Police Oversight Task Force will join the meeting. The group wants an independent review of the shooting done by civilians.

At least six different agencies are currently investigating the shooting.

The Justice Department launched an investigation into APD's use of force in 2010. There have been 36 officer-involved shootings since then--22 of them fatal.

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