Trinita Farmer, the mother of Tashii Brown who died in Las Vegas police custody, spoke in public about her son’s case for the first time during a Thursday screening of the documentary film, “What Happened in Vegas.”
In other cities, an officer who kills an unarmed man under suspicious circumstances and accused of lying to cover his tracks might be prosecuted. In Las Vegas, Bryan Yant kept his job. And now he’s taken on a role that will make him more influential at Metro.
Next week, KaLynn Cole turns 1, which means a year has passed since her father Trevon was shot and killed by Las Vegas police during a drug raid.
Bryan Yant, a narcotics detective on paid administrative leave since a June 11 drug raid led to the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Trevon Cole, has been reassigned to a desk job at the Metropolitan Police Department. A police official said an investigation concluded Yant violated several policies in connection with the shooting.
A police board has cleared Detective Bryan Yant in his shooting of an unarmed, small-time drug dealer, but it recommended that investigators look at Yant’s mistakes leading up to the shooting of Trevon Cole. A Clark County coroner’s inquest jury in August also found the shooting justified.
A Clark County coroner’s inquest jury took 90 minutes Saturday to rule the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man justified, capping two days of pointed questioning and contradictory evidence in one of the more controversial officer-involved shootings in recent history.