Police officer gets 90 days in Browder death
The police officer responsible for the traffic death of Carson Valley National Guardswoman Ashley Browder received the maximum sentence on Friday.
Former Albuquerque police Sgt. Adam Casaus received 90 days in jail, according to KRQE news.
Browder’s parents and her sister testified at the hearing asking the judge for the maximum sentence.
He was convicted of two counts of careless driving in connection with the fatal Feb. 10, 2013, collision.
Casaus claimed that he was trying to catch up to a speeder when he ran a red light and struck the Honda sport utility vehicle being driven by Ashley’s sister Lindsay.
Browder, an airman 1st class in the Nevada Air National Guard, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Browders are suing the city of Albuquerque and the police department in connection with the accident.
Under New Mexico law, Casaus could have been convicted of reckless driving, a felony that carries up to nine years in prison.
Both Browder sisters 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