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DA: Review of Albuquerque police shooting of homeless camper to be completed by late winter


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — A district attorney looking into the Albuquerque police shooting of a homeless camper, which sparked angry protests around the city, says her review will be completed by late winter.

Second Judicial District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Thursday that she personally is reviewing the March shooting of James Boyd and will decide if officers in the shooting will face charges.

The FBI also is investigating the shooting.

The 38-year-old Boyd was fatally shot in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains during an hours-long standoff with Albuquerque police. Video from an officer's helmet camera showed police fired on Boyd, who had struggled with mental illness, as he appeared to be preparing to surrender.

Days later, a demonstration that drew national attention turned violent, leading police to use tear gas on protesters.

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