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Wed May 22, 2013
Albuquerque Sued Over Fatal Collision
The family of a 21-year-old woman killed in a February automobile collision involving an Albuquerque police vehicle is suing the city.
The lawsuit filed May 15 in state District Court by the family of Ashley Browder contends the Albuquerque Police Department has a history of illegal and unsafe driving by officers.
Browder was killed Feb. 10 when an SUV driven by her sister collided at an intersection with a police SUV driven by Sgt. Adam Casaus. The sister was seriously injured.
Law enforcement investigators concluded that Casaus was driving above the posted speed limit when he went through a red light.
He's on administrative leave and faces criminal charges.
City Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry told the Albuquerque Journal that the city cannot comment on pending litigation.