- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico’s police chief is ordering an internal review of how officers treated a suspect who hid in a storage container and was dead for hours before officers noticed.

KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1EhJtb2) State Police Chief Pete Kassetas ordered the investigation after seeing lapel video of the incident for the first time.

Albuquerque and state police say 56-year-old Dale Lusian was breaking into cars when he hid in the container. They sent a police dog that was shot three times.

They were on the scene for more than four hours, throwing in several rounds of gas, a flashbang, a chemical grenade, and eventually fired rubber bullets. One broke the already-dead suspect’s eye socket.

APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said the suspect shot himself and the police K-9 with a stolen gun.


Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com



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