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No Charges Filed in Case of Suspect Dying in Custody

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An autopsy by the Washoe County Medical Examiner revealed Talancon was high on meth at the time of the incident. He died after this caused a heart arrhythmia during his struggle with police.

His manner of death is listed as a homicide resulting from complication of being physically restrained. However, no charges will be filed against any of the three officers involved.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office completed their independent, criminal investigation and found, "There is no evidence of intent to harm or kill Kristofer Talancon on the part of the involved officers.”

The officers were never placed on leave because no criminal charges were filed. 

In a press conference Thursday, Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen said now that the department has a copy of the investigation, they will conduct an internal review to determine if there was anything they could have done differently.

However, he notes this is a rare occurrence, as the department's last in-custody death happened more than 10 years ago. 

Original Story:

The Sparks Police Department says a death investigation is underway after domestic battery suspect, Kristofer Talancon, has died in custody. 

Sparks Police were investigating a domestic battery around 6:30 Saturday evening. That investigation led to probable cause for the arrest for the suspect involved.

Around 8:55 p.m. that same night, police located that suspect in the 1200 block of Coachman Drive. Officers attempted to arrest the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect was then taken into custody.

Police say a short time later, the suspect was observed to go unconscious. Medical aid was performed and the suspect was transported to the hospital where the suspect was declared deceased.

The Sparks Police Department requested the Washoe County Sheriff's Office investigate this incident

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 775-328-3320.

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