Vegas Officer Who Used Chokehold Charged With ManslaughterClark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday that Officer Kenneth Lopera's on-duty actions in the May 14 death of Tashii Brown crossed a line into criminal conduct.
Arrest Report: Officer Told Colleague To Stop Choke HoldOfficer Kenneth Lopera violated several departmental policies in the early May 14 arrest death of Tashii S. Brown.
Vegas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Charge in Choke DeathA police officer was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter for placing a neck hold on an unarmed man who died outside a Las Vegas Strip casino, authorities said.
Sheriff: Officer to Face Involuntary Manslaughter Charge in Neck Hold DeathA lawyer says the mother of a 40-year-old man killed by a police officer using a neck hold after a chase through a Las Vegas Strip casino had hoped the officer would face a murder charge.
Vegas Protest of Man's Police Custody Death Leads to 10 Arrests Fighting erupted during a weekend protest on the Las Vegas Strip amid calls for a police officer to face criminal charges in the death of a black man in custody, leading to 10 arrests, authorities said Monday.
Vegas NAACP Joins Call to Ban Police Neck Holds After DeathThe president of the southern Nevada chapter of the nation's oldest civil rights organization joined a call Friday for Las Vegas police to stop using a neck restraint that can render suspects unconscious.
Lawyer: Vegas Officer Guilty of Misconduct in Fatal Chokehold CaseRelatives of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino want the officer fired and brought up on criminal charges for repeatedly using a stun gun and then placing the man in an unauthorized chokehold, an attorney for the family said Thursday.
Wolfson: City to Air Probe of Man's Police Restraint DeathThe death of an unarmed man after police squeezed his neck during a struggle to subdue him outside a Las Vegas Strip casino raised questions Monday about the risks of the technique designed to restrict the flow of blood to the brain.