Two people who were shot by Las Vegas police last year have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department and three officers.
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Las Vegas police are set to pay $500,000 to the mother of Stanley Gibson, the unarmed, disabled veteran shot and killed by an officer in 2011. The settlement, which hasn’t been finalized, brings Metro’s total payout for the Gibson shooting to $2 million.
The 50-year-old knife-wielding woman who was shot twice by a Las Vegas police officer last week has a history of mental illness and problems with Metro, Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon said Thursday.
A female officer responding to a domestic disturbance call Friday night shot a knife-wielding woman who came at her when she exited her patrol car, Las Vegas police said.
A Pahrump lawyer who was shot by Las Vegas police five years ago during a traffic stop is running to be Clark County’s top prosecutor. Raymond James “Jim” Duensing filed to run for district attorney on Friday noting that he would stop prosecuting nonviolent crimes, including traffic tickets, if elected.
North Las Vegas police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting death of a homeless man early Monday morning. Officer Raymond Lopez shot and killed 38-year-old David L. Robinson after a confrontation about 1 a.m., police said.
The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the 38-year-old homeless man killed early Monday morning in an officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas.
The man shot by Las Vegas police last week confronted officers with a fake gun, police said Monday. Jason Mahe, 29, was shot seven times in the parking lot of Dotty’s Casino near Rancho and Vegas drives during the late-night confrontation, according to police. He remained in critical condition at University Medical Center.
The man shot by police Monday in east Las Vegas was living in the country illegally, Las Vegas police Undersheriff Jim Dixon said Thursday at a press conference.
The mother of the man shot by Las Vegas police late Tuesday after he flashed a handgun at officers says her her son didn’t deserve to be shot. “He’s no angel,” Barbara Sprouse said, “but he did not deserve this.” Her son, 29-year-old Jason Mahe, was shot outside a Dotty’s Casino at Rancho and Vegas drives just before midnight, police said.
A man shot and wounded by Las Vegas police after two failed robberies Monday was identified on Tuesday. Julio Estrada-Lopez was arrested on several felony charges, including attempted robbery, assault on a protected person, burglary and attempted grand larceny auto, according to Metro records. Police said Estrada-Lopez, 40, was shot after he pointed his gun at officers about 3:45 p.m. Monday near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. Highway 95.
A 40-year-old Hispanic man wanted in two attempted robberies was shot by police after he pointed his gun at officers Monday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.
A week after her son was shot and killed by police near Red Rock canyon Tracy Meadows has more questions than answers.
“My son ain’t never been a gang member. He wasn’t violent. He never used hard drugs … I wouldn’t accept that s*** from him,” D’Andre Berghardt Sr. said in a phone interview from his Los Angeles home.
The Bureau of Land Management said the man shot and killed near Red Rock Canyon Friday threatened to shoot them before getting into a Nevada Highway Patrol car.
Las Vegas police are seeking the public’s assistance for information leading up to the shooting of D’Andre Berghardt Jr. near Red Rock Canyon Friday.
An arbitrator has partially reinstated the Las Vegas police lieutenant demoted by the department in the wake of the controversial 2011 Stanley Gibson shooting.
Trooper Lucas Schwarzrock, a five-year veteran of NHP responded to the scene where 20-year-old D’Andre Berghardt Jr. was shot and killed by a Bureau of Land Management ranger after Berghardt got into Schwarzrock’s patrol car.
Two men observing a police stop Friday watched in growing disbelief and then horror as the seemingly routine incident turned deadly when a federal ranger shot a man inside a state trooper ’s patrol car.
The man who was shot and killed by officers near the Red Rock National Conservation Area Friday has been identified.
Officers shot and killed a man near the Red Rock National Conservation Area on Friday after the man evaded arrest, climbed into a police car and grabbed for a rifle, the Review-Journal has learned.
One person was shot Friday near Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon after an incident with Nevada Highway Patrol officers. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were with Bureau of Land Management officers when the incident occurred around noon.
Undersheriff Jim Dixon said Metro’s preliminary investigation shows an officer followed his training in Metro’s first police shooting of the year.