Clark County commissioners have approved more money for Metro Police, but less than what Sheriff Doug Gillespie wanted.
City and county officials will decide next week whether to allocate more money for police officers.
Tourism officials say Sin City is a safe place to visit, despite yesterday’s deadly incident on the Strip.
Governor Brian Sandoval has come out in support of a sales tax increase to get more police on the local force.
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.