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Charges Recommended Against Two Metro Officers
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LAS VEGAS -- Two Las Vegas police officers could face charges in a high speed chase that cost a man his life.

On May 19, Metro Police Officers Andrew Ubbens and Aron Carpenter were chasing Ivan Carrillo, a man believed to be driving under the influence. The officers began the chase with their police lights and sirens on. According to documents, the officers' sergeant told them to stop the pursuit, but the officers continued without their lights and sirens.

According to the arrest warrants, Ubbens announced he was going to perform what's called a PIT maneuver to stop Carrillo's car. During a PIT maneuver, officers use their own vehicles to stop a suspect vehicle.

Read the warrant for Officers Carpenter and Ubbens

Ubbens' attempt was unsuccessful, causing Carrillo to lose control. Later, Officer Carpenter's vehicle hit Carrillo's Honda, causing the suspect to lose control again. This time, the Honda entered the wrong lane and caused a five-car accident near Lamb and Lone Mountain. Carpenter's patrol car was one of the vehicles involved in the wreck. Carrillo later died. Another woman in another car was hospitalized.

Late Monday, 8 News NOW learned Metro Police are recommending felony reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter charges against Officer Carpenter. Metro recommends a misdemeanor reckless driving charge against Officer Ubbens. So far, neither officer has been placed under arrest.

8 News NOW tried to contact both officers to get their comments, but the efforts were unsuccessful. Calls seeking comment from Metro Police were also not returned.

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