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PCAO will not pursue criminal charges against officers involved in death of Carlos Adrian Ingram Lopez

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TUCSON (KVOA) - The Pima County Attorney’s Office will not pursue criminal charges against the officers involved in the death of Carlos Adrian Ingram Lopez, according to a letter addressed to Tucson Police Department Chief Chris Magnus that was released Monday morning.

Back on June 23, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero shared that three TPD officers resigned from the department following an investigation into an in-custody death that occurred in April 21. After information was shared surrounding the death of Carlos "Adrian" Ingram Lopez, the city held a press conference, showcasing the body cam video.

According to officials, Lopez died while in handcuffs following a 9-1-1 call from his grandmother. She reported that Lopez was acting crazy and was under the influence of drugs.

On Monday, PCAO issued a 14-page letter sharing their reasonings behind declining criminal charges against the former TPD officers, identified as Jonathan Jackson, Samuel Routledge and Ryan Starbuck, and current officer Jerin Stoor.

The letter states that PCAO's review of the case showed that "there is insufficient evidence to prove negligent or reckless homicide."

According to the letter, "to the extent there is a suspicion that the officers' conduct may have been a factor resulting in Mr. Ingram-Lopez' death, mere suspicion, however reasonable, is insufficient."

The letter can be viewed in its entirety by visiting pcao.pima.gov.

News 4 Tucson Investigators reported Aug. 5 that a $19-million claim was filed on behalf of Lopez's 2-year-old daughter, Sophie and his estate.

The claim, which was made against the city and the three officers who responded, have 60 days from when the claim was made to respond to the claim before a lawsuit can be filed. 

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Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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