A ten-member panel has made a number of recommendations to change the way Clark County investigates fatal police shooting.
Members approved the elimination of finding fault in coroner’s inquests, and to refer the inquest jury as an “inquest panel.” The panel also voted to make investigative files available to the family of the victim. But during the often -argumentative meeting Monday night, the panel first approved, then reversed a vote on a plan to remove the district attorney’s office from the inquest process. Members also split on whether to allow the victim’s family to ask direct questions to witnesses on the stand. The panel’s recommendations will be presented to the Clark County Commission next Tuesday. A final vote on changes to the inquest process is expected in December.