Mayor claims APD lapel camera policy is top priority

Mayor RJ Berry

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police told KRQE News 13 they are investigating why there was no video from the officer who first shot at James Boyd.

The department released new video from the deadly police shooting Wednesday but said there was no video from Officer Keith Sandy.

He and Officer Dominique Perez killed James Boyd in the foothills in March.

APS says it’s looking into whether Sandy’s camera malfunctioned or if he didn’t turn it on.

They say they’re still investigating the shooting itself and will decide if Sandy should be disciplined once that is complete.

The shooting is the subject of an FBI investigation and Thursday the mayor said it’s a priority for the city to come up with a plan for lapel camera policy and discipline during DOJ negotiations.

“We have a situation where we’re trying to craft some auditing policies for example so we can audit rank and file folks, whether it’s a critical incident or not, if we have officers who have a propensity not to. Retrain those situations and set the discipline in place to make sure that’s happening,” Mayor Berry said.

Eden initially told News 13 Sandy did record the shooting.

APD said that’s what he thought, but that’s not the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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