- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - No cellphones, computers, tablets or the like will be allowed in the courtroom when the trial begins for two former Albuquerque police officers charged with fatally shooting a homeless man.

State District Judge Alisa Hadfield established the rules for the upcoming trial in an eight-page order issued Wednesday.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2bi34Dz) that the order also prohibits any interviews in the courthouse until verdict comes back, among other things.

Jury selection for the trial of retired detective Dominique Perez and former officer Keith Sandy is set to begin Sept. 12. They’re charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of James Boyd.

Video from the shooting showed Boyd appearing to turn away before Perez and Sandy opened fire. Authorities have said Boyd threatened officers with two knives.

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


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