The Clark County coroner's office said an inmate asphyxiated due to police restraint methods during a reported struggled with officers earlier this year.
According to the coroner's office Thursday, 38-year-old Luis Solano's death stemmed from complications of positional asphyxia due to police restraint procedures. Medical examiners also ruled renal failure as a significant factor in Solano's death.
The coroner's office ruled his manner of death as a homicide.
Las Vegas Metro police said Solano was being uncooperative with officers while at Clark County Detention Center on Feb. 25.
Police said after the struggle that lasted three minutes, officers observed he was unconscious and had difficulty breathing.
Solano was transported to University Medical Center, where he was treated until he died on March 6.
According to Metro, Solano was booked on charges of trafficking cocaine and possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, among other counts.
Police identified the officers involved in the restraining of Solano as David Aspiazu, Bradley Temple, Patrick Gray and Eugene Dixon. They were placed on paid administrative leave.
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