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October 23, 2017

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Officers involved in struggle with inmate who later died identified

Four corrections officers who tried to restrain an inmate who later died have been identified by Metro Police.

Luis Solana, 38, was an inmate at the Clark County Detention Center when he died Wednesday, 10 days after a struggle with corrections officers during an attempt to subdue him, Metro Police said.

The officers involved were Sgt. David Aspiazu, 38, who has been with Metro for 12 years; Officer Bradley Temple, 44, who has been with the department for 12 years; Officer Patrick Gray, 48, who has been with Metro for 10 years, and Officer Eugene Dixon, 49, who has been with Metro for 12 years.

Police said the struggle happened Feb. 25. The three officers and the sergeant attempted to restrain Solano, who resisted for about three minutes, police said.

Once Solano was restrained, officers realized he was unconscious and having difficulty breathing. Emergency medical personnel responded and Solano was taken to University Medical Center Trauma in critical condition.

Police said Solano was in custody on drug-trafficking counts.

The four jailers involved have been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated, Metro reported.

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