DA releases review of death of man who fell from overpass during chase
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County District Attorney has determined that the Nevada Highway Patrol trooper involved in the September 2012 death of a man who fell from an overpass acted reasonably and lawfully.
NHP Trooper Nicholas Montgomery was chasing Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto. The man ignored commands by the trooper and choose to jump a barrier along the 215 beltway at Decatur Boulevard.
He fell more than 26 feet onto the southbound lanes of Decatur Boulevard.
A fact finding review was held on Nov. 7, 2013. One of the big questions during the review was whether or not Trooper Montgomery had used a taser on Sanchez-Escoto.
It was determined that he fired the taser but it never actually hit the man.
The full review can be read here.