NAACP, ACLU Want Probes Of Vegas Police Slaying

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File photo of a chalk outline. (Photo: OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a chalk outline. (Photo: OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) The NAACP in Las Vegas wants a federal probe and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is calling for an independent investigation of a police shooting that killed an unarmed 43-year-old Gulf War veteran behind the wheel of his car in a Las Vegas condominium complex.

The calls for outside oversight of the Monday morning slaying of Stanley Lavon Gibson came two days after Sheriff Douglas Gillespie pleaded for patience from the public and promised a thorough internal investigation.

Police say Gibson rammed his vehicle into police cruisers after officers were called to a report of an attempted condominium break-in late Sunday.

Videos show officers firing shots into the vehicle after it spun its wheels while wedged between police cruisers.

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