Metro Releases Rosten Report, Two Others
(LAS VEGAS, NV., KXNT)–Metro Police have released review reports on three non-fatal officer-involved shootings, including the shooting that led to mass resignations from the Use of Force Board.
Civilian members of the board resigned in protest of Sheriff Doug Gillespie’s decision not to terminal Officer Jacquar Rosten, who shot and wounded a a man who was being questioned in a car at a South Hollywood parking lot last November.
The board report reveals Rosten had violated numerous department procedures in the way he handled the encounter.
In the other reports released by Metro, a sargeant and other officers involved in one incident were ordered to complete additional training.
The case involved Sammie Clay, who took his own life during an encounter with a SWAT team last year after a SWAT team on Wyatt Avenue. Officers fired nine shots, but none of them hit Clay. A seargeant was cited for not gathering enough information after learning an 8 year old at the home had been hospitalized earlier with a gunshot or bb-gun wound.
In a third case, the oversight review board praised an officer who came across a convenience store holdup and wounded an armed suspect who pointed a gun at him. The incident occurred last July on North Jones.
The reports on all three incidents can be viewed here, at the LVMPD website.