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Police and change in Las Vegas
How the city addressed killings of black men
Las Vegas is all too familiar with the storyline of George Floyd's death. Our city has experienced the painful journey of seeing police needlessly kill unarmed black men and be held unaccountable. It led to a 2011 Review-Journal investigation that spurred major reforms within the Metropolitan Police Department and modeled by departments around the country. The series "Deadly Force," remains among the most impactful journalism we have ever produced. We reshare the series, along with stories of some victims whose cases inspired it, so those new to Las Vegas might learn where the city once was and how it arrived at today. Read More

Las Vegas Protests

March for man shot by police takes place on Las Vegas Strip

Four months after a man was shot and killed by Las Vegas police at a Black Lives Matter march, a protest honoring the man is expected to take the same route Friday night.

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Breonna Taylor protesters take to Las Vegas Strip

A march on the Las Vegas Strip brought more than 100 people calling for justice in the death of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, after a grand jury determined there was no criminal violation among the officers involved in her shooting.

Protesters march in downtown Las Vegas for victims of police brutality

Record-breaking heat and nearly five miles of marching seemed to only strengthen the group of about 100 protesters who gathered Saturday night in Downtown Las Vegas to call for justice for victims of police brutality.

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Deadly Force - The 2011 RJ series examines two decades of shootings by officers from the Las Vegas Valley’s five major law enforcement agencies.
Trevon Cole - Cole, 21, was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Detective Bryan Yant on June, 11, 2010.
Stanley Gibson - Gibson, 43, a Gulf War vet, was shot and killed by Officer Jesus Arevalo on Dec. 12, 2011.
Tashii Brown - Brown, 40, died in police custody on May 14, 2017. Officer Kenneth Lopera was charged in his death, but the charges were dropped.