(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The Clark County District Attorney’s office has ruled cleared corrections officers were legally justified in their actions a year ago which resulted in the death of a Detention Center inmate.

Luis Solano died days after a struggle with jailers.

The District Attorney’s office said in a statement, ““Officers were attempting to subdue Mr. Solano because he was causing a disruption in the corrections facility, creating a potentially dangerous situation for the officers and other inmates.”

District Attorney Steve Wolfson added, “A thorough investigation indicated that officers did not use excessive force in their efforts to restrain him.”

Solano had been jailed on a drug charge and booked into the Detention Center, but was moved to a psychiatric module of the center three days later because of disruptions in the unit. Solano began acting erratically again and several officers struggled with him, then restrained and handcuffed him.

Officers noticed Solano was unconscious and summoned medical personnel. His conditioned worsened and he died 9 days later.

A Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review was conducted last month. It was during the review that a video of the struggle between Solano and his jailers was seen, prompting cries from Solano’s family in the review hearing room.
The family has a wrongful death suit pending against the county.

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