Las Vegas Police Called Slow to Adopt Use-of-Force Reforms


Las Vegas Valley police have been involved in 378 shootings since 1990, 142 of them fatal, says the Las Vegas Review-Journal in the first of a five-part series. Dozens of the shootings were unavoidable — some even heroic. Others could have been prevented.

In the first installment, the Review-Journal focuses on a troubled former Las Vegas police officer involved in three deadly shootings, which the newspaper calls “each more peculiar than the last.” The career of officer George “Gregg” Pease illustrates a police department slow to get rid of problem cops and “slower still to embrace reforms that would help protect both officers and the public they serve.” the Review-Journal says.

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