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7 Police Officers Cleared In 3 Vegas Shootings

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — An accountability group of civilians and police has cleared seven officers involved in three separate fatal shootings in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police released internal reports from their Use of Force Review Board on Monday. They line up with Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson’s written opinions that the officers who fired on the suspects should be cleared of wrongdoing.

The incidents include the February 2011 death of Tory Manvilla as he wielded a knife in a home, the February 2011 death of Jaime Padilla in a gun battle after he tried to force his way into people’s apartments, and the March 2011 death of slaying suspect Mauricio Hernandez in a bar.

The internal and district attorney reviews come as coroner inquest hearings remain stalled by legal wrangling.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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