Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill

Number 25264
Subject Police
Source Las Vegas Review-Journal
State Nevada
Year 2011
Publication Date November 27, 2011-December 1, 2011
Summary In the wake of two controversial officer-involved deaths in the summer of 2010, the Las Vegas Review-Journal asked a simple question: Are Las Vegas police too quick to shoot? What reporters Lawrence Mower, Brian Haynes and Alan Maimon found in a groundbreaking analysis of all police shootings in Clark County since 1990 stunned even veteran police administrators: Local cops had shot at people 378 times, resulting in 142 deaths. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department alone was involved in 311 incidents resulting in 116 deaths. By any measure, Nevada's largest law enforcement agency uses deadly force more often than counterparts in the region and in other major cities surveyed.
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Keywords officer; shootings; deaths
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