Metro Scraps $42 Million Radio System
(Las Vegas, NV) — Las Vegas police have pulled the plug on the department’s $42 million digital radio system.
The “Review-Journal” says Sheriff Doug Gillespie notified provider Harris Corporation the system can’t meet Metro’s needs.
The Desert Sky digital radio was launched in 2010, but officers soon complained about dropped two-way calls and poor reception. Some feared their lives could be in danger.
The department could hire a new company to build a replacement system. But that comes at a time when Metro faces a $46 million budget deficit in the next fiscal year. Officials warn a lawsuit could be filed.
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