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Police show video during fact-finding review of Las Vegas inmate death

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Police show video during fact-finding review of Las Vegas inmate death

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Feb 6, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- After waiting almost a year, after inmate Luis Solano died at CCDC, his family finally got to see surveillance video of the altercation that killed him.

Officials said Luis Solano, who'd been arrested on drugs and weapons charges, had walked directly into a restricted area before making large hand gestures at other inmates.

Four corrections officers then swarmed the 38-year-old inmate bringing him to the ground.

His daughter believes he was in the middle of a medical episode.

"Not once in that video did my father put his hands in a fist, not once did he raise his hand to attack somebody. He simply needed medical attention," said Carmen Solano.

After the altercation, Solano was comatose for more than a week at UMC where he later died.

The coroner called the death a homicide, determining Solano had been asphyxiated while restrained by officers.

Although the district attorney decided there will be no criminal charges filed, Carmen Solano said she will be pursuing a civil law suit.

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.