Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Las Vegas Police Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Charge in Choke Death

LAS VEGAS — A police officer was arrested Monday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, accusing him of killing an unarmed man with a martial arts-type neck hold after a chase through a Las Vegas Strip casino, authorities said.

Kenneth Lopera, 31, posted $6,000 bail and was released from jail with an August court date in the May 14 choking death of 40-year-old Tashii S. Brown after a chase through back hallways of The Venetian casino. 

Lopera will plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and a second charge of oppression under color of office, Las Vegas Police Protective Association official Steve Grammas said. He could face up to up to eight years in state prison on the two charges.  

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Source: NBC News

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