ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The family of a homeless camper fatally shot by Albuquerque police filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday and is seeking to force the department to make dramatic reforms.

The lawsuit filed in state district court claims that the more than 40 officers dispatched to handle James Boyd had “no meaningful control” of the standoff, and their lack of training led to his death.

“Boyd, suffering from mental illness, was helpless to understand why officers were pointing guns at him, let alone able to comply with their orders,” the lawsuit said.

“APD’s standards for hiring, training, policies, oversight, or lack thereof, contributed to the unjustified killing of (Boyd),” the complaint continued, “as did Albuquerque’s failure to take any action in the face of what was plainly an out of control police department.”

Janet Blair, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department, referred all questions on the lawsuit to the city attorney.

City Attorney David Tourek said the city doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit names Andrew Jones, Boyd’s brother and the personal representative of his estate, as the plaintiff.

A helmet camera video of the March shooting showed Boyd, 38, who authorities say suffered from schizophrenia, gathering his belongings before officers opened fire.