Former officer guilty in Ashley Browder’s death
A former Albuquerque police officer was found guilty of two counts of careless driving in the death of Carson Valley resident Ashley Browder.
Sgt. Adam Casaus, was found guilty on Tuesday by an Albuquerque jury, according to KRQE news, which video taped the proceedings.
In New Mexico, careless driving is a misdemeanor carrying a maximum of 90 days in jail, according to the television station. KRQE reports Causus faces sentencing on Dec. 5.
Casaus told investigators that he was trying to catch up to a drunk driver when he ran a red light and slammed into an SUV being driven by Browder’s sister on Feb. 10, 2013.
However, Casaus’ story could not be confirmed and he didn’t have his siren on, which would be procedure if he was chasing a vehicle.
Lindsay Browder was severely injured in the wreck. Her sister, an airman 1st class in the Nevada Air National Guard, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both Browders were Douglas High School graduates, Ashley in 2009, and Lindsay in 2012.
Ashley Browder was planning to transfer to the New Mexico Guard to join her father.
She was buried in Minden with military honors.
She is remembered at the website http://ashleybrowderactsofkindness.blogspot.com