- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Prosecutors are pushing for the trial of two former Albuquerque police officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man to stay in the city.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1ZrgcYT) that Randi McGinn and Kevin Holmes filed their response in court this week to a request from defense attorneys that the trial be relocated.

In court documents, the prosecutors say Albuquerque’s large population would offer a bigger jury pool than anywhere else in the state.

They also say Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez should be tried where the alleged killing occurred.

Defense attorneys had argued media attention surrounding the case made a fair trial impossible.

Sandy and Perez were officers when they shot James Boyd after an hours-long standoff.

Boyd had been camping illegally in the Sandia Mountain foothills.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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