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Defense Lawyers Allege Misconduct By The Prosecution In APD Case

Sep 28, 2016

Defense attorneys filed a motion on Wednesday, Sept. 28, alleging misconduct by the prosecution in the trial of two former Albuquerque police officers who shot homeless camper James Boyd.

The motion says prosecutors have misrepresented evidence, defied the court’s orders and "pushed the boundaries of prosecutorial ethics and professionalism."

It calls out special prosecutor Randi McGinn’s opening statement, saying promises about what the evidence would show were proven wrong. The motion also accuses the prosecution of asking witnesses leading questions and coaching witnesses improperly.

Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy are charged with murder and face 15 years in prison.

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FULL TEXT of the motion