Vigil eyed for camper killed by Albuquerque police

Updated: 06/13/2014 7:36 AM | Created: 06/13/2014 7:34 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A coalition of groups and religious leaders are planning a candlelight vigil to mark the three-month anniversary of a homeless camper shot and killed by Albuquerque police.

The coalition says the vigil will take place Sunday evening at the Sandia foothills where 38-year-old James Boyd was killed in March following a long standoff with police.

Organizers say members of Boyd's family are expected to attend.

A helmet camera video of the shooting showed Boyd, who authorities say suffered from schizophrenia, gathering his belongings before officers opened fire.

That shooting sparked widespread calls for Albuquerque police reform, and U.S. Justice Department then released a scathing review of the agency's use of force.

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