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APD Internal Investigator Questioned By Prosecution

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Adolphe Pierre-Louis / Albuquerque Journal
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Prosecutor Randi McGinn sets up a shot of the area near where James Boyd was killed. Det. Geoffrey Stone is on the stand.

The detective who oversaw the internal investigation into James Boyd’s killing continued testimony Thursday, Sept. 22, in the trial of two Albuquerque police officers charged with second-degree murder. 

The prosecution asked Geoffrey Stone questions that were angled at highlighting how the officers were treated differently than other potential homicide suspects.

For one, investigators got a briefing on the shooting at the scene from the same K-9 officer whose life the defense says Keith Sandy thought he was protecting. "That’s kind of my fault," Det. Stone said on the stand. "I did not realize until after he briefed me just how involved he was. So it is not customary for me to do that." 

Stone also testified that Sandy and Dominique Perez, the officers who shot Boyd, left the scene that night without giving statements about what happened.

Marisa Demarco began a career in radio at KUNM News in late 2013 and covered public health for much of her time at the station. During the pandemic, she is also the executive producer for Your NM Government and No More Normal, shows focused on the varied impacts of COVID-19 and community response, as well as racial and social justice. She joined Source New Mexico as editor-in-chief in 2021.
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