A two-year study on shootings involving Metro Police officers finds many cops have low morale and don’t believe the department has their backs.
Las Vegas police say nearly every officer in the department has been trained in recent weeks in new-use-of-force policies designed to cut down on the number of fatal encounters with the public.
Gillespie told Metro’s Fiscal Affairs committee Monday the funding is needed after years of cutbacks. But county and city officials say they have their own budget problems.
The first in a series of talks over North Las Vegas’ police services has concluded.
Sheriff Doug Gillespie says Metro Police needs more money next year.
U.S. Department of Justice officials are meeting with the Clark County sheriff to determine whether the federal agency will help investigate shootings by Las Vegas police officers.
Metro Police say a patrol officer fired seven shots with a military-style AR-15 assault rifle into a car during a fatal standoff with an unarmed Gulf War veteran.
The top law enforcement official in Las Vegas is endorsing a Justice Department probe of police practices days after officers fatally shot a troubled and unarmed Gulf War veteran.
Bagpipers lead the march into a special memorial service on the grounds of the Metro Police Academy. A special honor guard from most all area law enforcement agencies and fire services also took part.
A lawsuit against Metro Police for a deadly shooting is expected to be filed today.