Here are your Saturday morning headlines:
1. Las Vegas police have released body camera footage after a former officer pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in an excessive force case. The video shows a former Metropolitan Police Department officer assaulting a woman near Tropicana Avenue and Interstate 15 on Jan. 6, 2015. The officer suspected the woman was a prostitute because his criminal case had been closed. He faces up to a year behind bars and a $100,000 fine on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in connection with the encounter.
2. Police are assisting with an investigation after a body was recovered Friday in a desert area of Henderson. The body was found about 2 miles south of the intersection of East Horizon Ridge Parkway and Ray Boulevard. The desert area where the body was found is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, so it wasn’t immediately clear whose jurisdiction the case falls under.
3. During a press conference Friday, Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo said officers had “reasonable suspicion” to stop NFL player Michael Bennett in August after a shooting was reported on the Strip. Lombardo said Bennett was detained for 10 minutes because he ran from a reported shooting inside the hotel while police commanded people to stay down. The Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman, attracted national attention after he accused Las Vegas police of using excessive force and of targeting him because he’s black.
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