Victim's Family: Indicted Cop Should Be Fired
May 23, 2013
The grandmother of a woman who was struck and killed by an officer who ran a red light is demanding he be fired by the Albuquerque Police Department.
Vicki Serfoss told KRQE the agency should fire Sgt. Adam Casaus, who has been charged with vehicular homicide. Casaus turned himself in April 11 and awaits trial. Casaus was off duty and speeding when he ran the light and broadsided a vehicle. Ashley Browder, 21, died in the crash, and her younger sister Lindsey, who was driving, suffered serious injuries.
Casaus has said he was pursuing a drunk driver. Casaus remains on paid administrative leave.
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Troop @ 5/26/2013 4:04 PM
Love how civilians cry for their rights when we snatch them up, but when a cop screws up they call for their head.
Greg @ 5/28/2013 4:49 AM
"But when a cop screws up"...OK, time for reality here. He was off duty working after hours without permission. The passenger who's back he broke and who is in a wheelchair was tested for alcohol...Casaus wasn't tested. His first call after killing the driver was to his wife, not 911. He made no call about a drunk driver and witnesses said he didn't have his siren on (he claimed he did). He was speeding and ran a red light, even if he was on duty, his responsibility to not run lights "safely" still remains. He did more than screw up, his carelessness killed a girl. He hadn't been threatened and the risk to "civilians" was him, not the mysterious drunk driver with no records of him reported by any dispatcher.
Everyone has rights, very odd someone quipped about "civilians crying for their rights"....but the right to live past 20 without an off-duty dangerous driver running a light and killing one and crippling a passenger is somethig to cry about. I don't blast through intersections no matter what is flashing or wailing away, not worth the risk and the oblivious drivers.
angel @ 7/10/2013 8:39 PM
OK Greg get your facts straight 1) he was tested its standard city protocol 2) he didn't call his wife first he called dispatch it was time loged in the police report. If you knew anything at all your would know thst His wife works for dispatch but for the county not the city 3).he has been threatened the serfoss family and Donna browder have mailed him cards signed by Ashley saying "thank you for killing me" and 4) APD and bcso received notification that the broader uncle (currently in state pen for repeat offense) was paid life insurance money from Donna browder to put a hit on casuas and his wife...
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