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FAQ on Deadly Force

Frequently asked questions about the use of deadly force by law enforcement agencies

Wrongful death lawsuits rarely filed; families seldom win

The homicide investigation and coroner’s inquest that followed her son’s 1999 shooting death left Connie Perrin angry and dissatisfied, so she sought emotional and financial redress in federal court.

Analysis: Many Las Vegas police shootings could have been avoided

In the wake of two controversial officer-involved shooting deaths in the summer of 2010, the Review-Journal set out to analyze two decades of shootings by officers from the Las Vegas Valley’s five major law enforcement agencies

Case of ex-police officer shows authorities reluctant to take action

In June 1996, Andre Rowe sat in a packed hearing room listening to testimony about the night his father was killed by Las Vegas police officer George “Gregg” Pease, who was in the position of having to explain his third fatal shooting in five years.

Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill

A five-part special report begins Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal and online at lvrj.com. The culmination of a yearlong investigation covering more than two decades of officer-involved shootings in Clark County, the series will analyze the systemic issues that help determine when, where, how and why police shootings happen — and what can be done to limit them. The Review-Journal investigation includes staff-produced online documentaries, a searchable database of all police shootings since 1990, an archive of original documents, videotaped re-enactments by police and other interactive features.

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