Albuquerque (KRQE) – Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg today refused to deny the accuracy of a KRQE News 13 report that said her office anticipates filing open counts of murder against the Albuquerque police officers who shot James Boyd.
News 13 spoke with the DA by telephone after stories by other news organizations this week reported contradictory information.
The report, which aired in Tuesday night’s 10 o’clock broadcast, cited multiple sources who told News 13 that the legal team reviewing the Boyd shooting for the District Attorney’s Office anticipates filing open counts of murder against former APD Detective Keith Sandy and officer Dominique Perez.
Asked whether she would deny that she and other prosecutors in her office had reached the preliminary decision that open counts of murder against Sandy and Perez would be presented in a preliminary hearing, Brandenburg said, “I can’t deny that.”
Brandenburg had the same response when News 13 asked whether prosecutors had reached that decision in November.
A Friday morning report in the Albuquerque Journal, which followed a similar story reported two days earlier by the newspaper’s broadcast partner, quoted the district attorney’s spokeswoman as saying “no decision has been reached” in the review of the Boyd shooting.
Friday afternoon, the District Attorney’s Office released a statement about the Boyd case: