- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry wants District Attorney Kari Brandenburg to appoint a Special Assistant District Attorney to work on any police shootings in the future.

Perry says it’s needed to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.

The Albuquerque Journal reported (https://bit.ly/1FYjJro ) Wednesday that Perry sent a letter to Brandenburg saying a serious problem may exist in the prosecution of police officer Dominique Perez and retired detective Keith Sandy in the shooting of James Boyd.

Perry says that’s because the lead prosecutor for the case was also the assistant district attorney on the scene of the shooting.

A spokeswoman for Brandenburg says prosecutors are called to the scene of officer-involved shootings to oversee search warrants and other legal matters that might arise.



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

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