Sandy: "What do they have you guys doing here?"
Ware: "I don’t know. The guy asked for state police."
Sandy: "Who asked?"
Ware: "I don’t know."
Sandy: "For this f***ing lunatic? I’m going to shoot him in the penis with a shotgun here in a second."
In the footage, Boyd picks up his belongings and appears ready to walk down toward 19 officers armed with over 700 rounds of ammunition who were surrounding him. An officer fires a flash-bang device, which disorients Boyd.
Boyd appears to pull out knives in both hands as an officer with a dog approaches him. He makes an allegedly threatening motion toward the officer, then starts to turn around away from police.
That’s when shots fired by Officer Dominique Perez and former Detective Keith ring out, and Boyd hits the ground. Blood can be seen on the rocks behind him.
The Albuquerque police ruled that officers were justified in murdering this man because he had made “threatening moves” from 30 feet away.
Since 2010, there have been over 40 police shootings in the city, over 30 of which were fatal.
In April of last year, the department received a scathing review from the Department of Justice that stopped short of recommending federal monitoring.
"What was the crime that prompted this paramilitary response? It was not a terrorist act. It was illegal camping," Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn said during her opening statement at the hearing on whether or not the law enforcement duo would stand trial.