Las Vegas police officer charged in connection with chokehold death of unarmed black man
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Kenneth Lopera

via KTLA:

LAS VEGAS -- (KTLA) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer Kenneth Lopera has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Mother’s Day death of Tashii Farmer, authorities said on Monday.

The charges stem from an early morning incident on May 14 when Farmer approached Lopera and his partner inside Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel at approximately 12:50 a.m to complain of people chasing him. Farmer then ran away into a restricted area of the property, police said.

As the altercation escalated, Lopera punched Farmer with a closed fist multiple times — and used a “rear naked choke” on him to stop what he believed to be a carjacking in progress, police said.

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