Six Las Vegas Police Use of Force Board Members Quit Over Cop Retention


Six members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Use of Force Board, including the co-chairman, resigned over the sheriff's decision to keep a cop who shot an unarmed man, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The members quit in protest of Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie's decision to save the job of Jacquar Roston, who shot and wounded a man in November. The board unanimously recommended Roston be fired, but he was suspended for a week. Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody, who co-chaired the board, abruptly retired last week after Gillespie's decision. The Use of Force Board consists of four civilians and three officers who review shootings and other serious uses of force by Las Vegas police. During his Use of Force Board hearing, Roston was combative and unapologetic for his actions and told board members he wouldn't change how he handled the incident.

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