ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – A special prosecutor has dismissed second-degree murder charges against one of two former Albuquerque police officers who fatally shot a homeless man during an hourslong standoff.
Special Prosecutor james Randi commenting on the results, the notification of the dismissal of the charges against ex-Officer Dominique Perez on Monday, more than a month after a jury trial for Perez and another officer charged in the shooting ended with a judge declaring a mistrial because the jurors said they could not come to an agreement about a verdict.
The notice of dismissal was filed “without prejudice,” which leaves open the possibility for the public prosecutor to bring an action later.
Perez was a SWAT officer at the time of the March 2014 shooting that killed camper James Boyd. Now retired Detective Keith Sandy also opened fire.
Commenting on the results not dismiss the second degree murder charges against a Sandy beach.