Dozens of people showed up Monday night for the first meeting of a panel appointed to look into Clark County’s coroner’s inquest process.
The nine-member panel was formed in the wake of the high-profile officer-involved deaths of Erik Scott and Trevon Cole. Panel members, including Sheriff Doug Gillespie and representatives from the ACLU and the NAACP, discussed the current system and ways it can be improved. One possible change would allow an attorney representing the family of the victim to question officers and witnesses directly. The nine-member panel will meet again next Monday at the Clark County Government Center. Two more meetings will be held next month. The panel will present its recommendations to the county commission in mid-November.
KXNT Morning News spoke to Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak to learn more.