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Plaques to honor woman killed by Albuquerque officer

May 16, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ten memorial plaques will be placed at police stations throughout Albuquerque in honor of a woman who was killed five years ago in a crash with an off-duty police sergeant.

A plaque honoring Ashley Browder was unveiled during a ceremony at the Albuquerque Police Academy Tuesday.

The plaques are part of a settlement between Browder’s family and the city of Albuquerque reached after the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Browder was 21 years old and in the Air National Guard when Albuquerque police Sgt. Adam Casaus crashed into the car Browder and her sister were driving in.

Casaus was fired from the department and served 90 days in jail for reckless driving.

The settlement also includes additional driving training for officers and cadets.

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