Sandy, Perez case moves forward

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Some wins and a loss for two Albuquerque Police Officers charged with murder for the shooting death of James Boyd.

Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez will go on trial in September for the shooting in the Foothills in 2014.

The officers are fighting to keep some things out of trial, like the video footage showing the scene after Boyd was shot.

Thursday a judge excluded that saying it could be prejudicial and cause a jury to make a decision based on emotion.

The judge also denied testimony from a state expert set to testify about the so called police code of silence, insinuating officers cover for each other, saying there is no evidence that happened in this case.

The judge however denied a request to eliminate talk of lesser charges the former officers can be convicted of.

The two are facing anything from second degree murder to aggravated assault.

The officers argued for all or nothing.

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