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More delays for family of deceased CCDC inmate


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More delays for family of deceased CCDC inmate

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Aug 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It’s been several months since the coroner ruled inmate Luis Solano was suffocated during an altercation with correction officers and CCDC.  Since then, his daughter has been pushing Las Vegas police to release surveillance video of the incident, but the department has refused.

During a hearing Friday, attorney’s for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department once again tried to prevent its release, arguing that  the department had just completed their review of the surveillance video, despite it being six months since Solano had died. 

LVMPD's attorney said the department has now handed the video off to the District Attorney’s office where a decision will be made whether criminal charges would be filed.

Solano's daughter and her attorney say both offices are purposefully dragging their feet and have had entirely too long to make that decision.

“They have something to hide,” said Carmen Solano. “The DA is a city employee. Metro is the same thing.  They're just covering each other’s backs and stalling.  It doesn't work that way.”

LVMPD’s attorney denied our request for an interview, citing pending litigation. The District Attorney's office did not respond to our interview request.

Solano and her attorney vow to continue fighting until the video is made public.

Spencer Lubitz

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.