ACLU Ask the DOJ to Reconsider Investigating Metros FOIS’

The ACLU Tries the Classic Tactic

“Pretty Please” with the DOJ

Not happy with the Department of Justice’s decision to contract with a non-profit group to examine Metro’s policies regarding the use of deadly force.

Today’s letter calls the DOJ’s decision to have CNA, a Virginia-based non-profit, conduct the a study of Metro’s policies rather than  and independent investigation of the LVMPD by the (Civil Rights Division’s) Special Litigation Section, “disheartening.”

The ACLU said delaying a proper investigation into the scores of fatal officer involved shootings this in the past decade will only “further erode public confidence,”

In January the ACLU and the local chapter of NAACP jointly requested a DOJ investigation in the wake of a Review-Journal series on police shootings and the December shooting death of Stanley Gibson, an unarmed, disabled war veteran.