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Clark County inmate dies after late-February struggle with jailers

Updated Saturday, March 9, 2013 | 7:07 p.m.

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Clark County Detention Corrections Center

400 Stewart Ave # 8, Las Vegas

A Clark County Detention Center inmate died Wednesday, 10 days after a struggle with corrections officers during an attempt to subdue him, Metro Police said.

Police said the struggle took place Feb. 25. Three corrections officers and a sergeant had attempted to restrain Luis Solano, 38, who was uncooperative at the time. Solano resisted, struggling against the officers 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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