Metro To Fire Cop Who Killed Stanley Gibson

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie has moved to terminate Metro Officer Jesus Arevalo, who shot and killed a former veteran in a controversial police standoff in Las Vegas in late 2011.

Officer Jesus Arevalo fired the shots that killed Stanley Gibson, who had been cornered at an apartment complex parking lot and shot after police mistakenly though the unarmed Gibson had fired a weapon.

Last month, the District Attorney announced following a public review of the case that there would be no criminal charges filed in the case.

The decision to terminate Arevalo can be challenged by the officer. There will be a pre-termination board hearing within weeks. But the decision whether or not to fire Arevalo is the sheriff’s option.

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