Review Journal Wins Award for Five Part Series on Police Shootings

Las Vegas Review-Journal won the Emilie Wanderer Civil Libertarian of the Year award winner for its series  “Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill,” on police shootings.

The groundbreaking series examined LVMPD’s reluctance to hold officers accountable for mistakes and unwillingness to adopt policies to protect its officers and the public. The ACLU said the the series was essential in the organization’s effort to bring the U.S. Department of Justice to Las Vegas in order to conduct a patterns/practice investigation.

While Justice Department’s civil rights division declined to open a patterns-and-practices investigation, another arm of the federal agency, Community Oriented Policing Services, will work with Metro in conducting an independent review of the Police Department’s use of deadly force.

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