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(Las Vegas, NV) The Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Review into the October 2012 death of Ronald Morrison will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14th.

According to police reports, about 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confronted Morrison outside a Ross retail store on the 2400 block of East Desert Inn Road. Morrison was a suspect in an earlier shooting of a homeless man. Officers shot Morrison after he refused to follow their commands and then pulled a gun out of his waistband.

Morrison’s blood alchol-content was .324, over four times the legal driving limit.

“When Mr. Morrison drew his gun, by looking at any gun it makes it a deadly-force situation, but what makes it particularly interesting in this situation is that it was a revolver. Officers don’t know if there are live rounds in that weapon or not because they can’t tell if the rounds have been spent, says Sam Smith, lead investigator.

The officers involved are Michael Henry, Michele Iacullo and Samantha Wimmer.

Officer Henry has been employed with LVMPD since September, 2003. Officer Wimmer has been employed with LVMPD since September, 2006. She was originally employed as a Police Cadet and became an officer in October, 2009.
Officer Iacullo has been employed with LVMPD since January, 2003.

This is the fourth fact-finding review under the new process adopted by the Clark County Commission in January.

At the end of the review, no formal determination about the manner or cause of death is rendered.

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