Family of Homeless Man Killed by Police to Get $5 Million

The city of Albuquerque has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a homeless man shot to death by police last year in a mountainside encounter captured on video. Officials said on Friday that the footage prompted protests against excessive force by officers. The payment settles a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the city by the family of James Boyd, a man described by relatives as mentally ill who was killed in March 2014 near his makeshift campsite after a four-hour standoff with police. Two officers from the Albuquerque Police Department, Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy, were charged with second-degree murder in his death.



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