Trooper Exonerated In Suspect Death
(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The Clark County District Attorneys office has ruled that a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper acted reasonably and lawfully when a suspect jumped to his death from a freeway embankment in September 2012.
Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto was fleeing Trooper Nicholas Montgomery, ignoring commands to stop. Sanchez-Escoto jumped a barrier along the 215 Beltway at Decatur, falling more than 25 feet onto southbound lanes of Decatur.
An autopsy later showed the man had amphetamines in his system. The incident began when police received multiple calls of a man acting erratically and walking in traffic on the 215 Beltway. The trooper encountered Sanchez-Escoto, who jumped a msall wall and avoided an attempt by the trooper to use a Taser gun on him.
The District Attorney investigation ruled there was no evidence of any actual physical contact between the trooper and syspect.
On November 7th, a Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review was conducted into the incident.