Monday, October 26, 2015

Family Of Homeless Man Killed by Cops Gives 200K Of Settlement To Help the Homeless

Albuquerque, NM – The police killing of homeless camper James Boyd shocked the world last year, after video of the murder surfaced, showing Boyd surrendering to police before he was killed.
Boyd was shot and killed by Albuquerque Police officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains after a local resident complained that he was ‘illegally camping.” Boyd was shot as he turned away from police. An autopsy confirmed that Boyd was shot in the back.
Boyd’s family recently won a $5 million settlement from the city, and they have been using a large part of the money to help the local homeless community. Boyd’s brother, Andrew Jones, announced this Friday that the family will be donating $100,000 to St. Martin’s Hospitality Center and another $100,000 to Health Care for the Homeless.


No comments:

Post a Comment