- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board has voted to revoke the certification of a former Albuquerque sergeant who was involved in a deadly traffic crash in 2013.

The board made the decision in the case of Adam Casaus during its meeting Thursday in Farmington.

Casaus was off duty while driving his patrol car with its emergency lights on when he ran a red light and crashed into an SUV, killing a woman and seriously injuring her sister.

The police department fired Casaus, who initially claimed he was looking for a drunken driver. He was later convicted of misdemeanor careless driving and sentenced to 90 days in jail.

The victim’s family has sued Casaus, claiming that he wasn’t conducting government business when the crash occurred.

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