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On March 20, Metropolitan Police Officer Derek Colling got into an “altercation” with a videographer. After an eight month investigation he is now out of a job. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Colling was found to be in violation of several departmental policies, though the department didn’t specify which policies he had violated. [Read More…]

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 7:47 am and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

An extensive five-part series from the Las Vegas Review and Journal has uncovered significant issues with the Las Vegas Police Department’s handling of police shootings. The series is made up of more than 20 articles, each looking at different aspects of police shootings—from officer training, accountability after the fact, to possible solutions and what the problems mean to the community at large. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at 3:29 am and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

A new automatic license plate reading system installed in a Henderson police car yielded results almost immediately, spotting a stolen car, and alerting the police to apprehend the driver. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 8:16 pm and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Just this year, the state opened the doors to its first courtroom solely dedicated to domestic violence cases. Serving the unincorporated areas of Clark County, the Justice Court’s domestic violence courtroom 7D is led by Justice Melissa Saragosa, who volunteered for the position. The hope is that this specialty court will be able to give domestic violence offenders the treatment and attention they need, potentially reducing recidivism and the overall rehabilitation rate of those who go before the judge. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 8:14 pm and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has called on counties to share the budgetary burden of the state. But this plan puts several mental health courts in jeopardy as the counties are strapped for cash as well. These courts are specialized to assist those people who aren’t always given the same access to needed resources in the traditional court settings. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 at 7:24 pm and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Nevada is only one of several states currently considering legislation that would make it okay for students and teachers to carry weapons on campus grounds. The trend has risen in the past several years after notable violent campus tragedies across the country. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 7:34 pm and is filed under criminal laws. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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