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Fact-finding review held on death of man who fell from overpass


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Fact-finding review held on death of man who fell from overpass

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Nov 7, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The death of a Las Vegas Valley man was under the microscope on Thursday.

The Police Fatality Public Fact-Finding Review was held more than one year after Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto died.

Sanchez fell from an overpass on the 215 Beltway and South Decatur last September. Nevada state troopers said they stopped to question him and he ran.

One of the big questions answered on Thursday was whether a Nevada Highway Patrol officer tased Sanchez before his death.

The investigation found the taser never actually hit Sanchez.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Sanchez's death was simply a tragic accident, "A tragic case, a lost life, but I'm pretty confident the final conclusion will be that no criminal charges will be brought."

The district attorney is not planning on filing any charges against the officer involved.

Wolfson's office will review the case one more time before closing it.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.