Skip to comments.Taking police shooting case to grand jury a mistake, sheriff says in video
Posted on 10/13/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT by redreno
Metro Police, under pressure from media outlets, have released a video message from Sheriff Douglas Gillespie detailing to Metro employees his objection to a Clark County grand jury review of a deadly officer-involved shooting.
In the Oct. 3 video, which department officials previously said was for internal use only and refused to release to the public, Gillespie informs his employees of District Attorney Steve Wolfsons decision to convene a grand jury to review the Dec. 11, 2011, fatal shooting of Stanley Gibson.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...
Isn’t this some type of tampering or obstruction?
It’s Las Vegas. Tampering...obstruction....LOL. Does that really need an answer? Watch the movie “Casino” and remind yourself that Oscar Goodman was a lawyer to the Mob, was elected Mayor, and played himself in the movie. Sony Bono played Harry Reid which I find much more interesting. Yeah, they cleaned up Las Vegas and I have a bridge to sell.
IIRC, the Las Vegas Police Dept had never blamed one of their own for a shooting. In NYC & LA, about 1/2 of shooting result in some discipline.
According to the article, they were going to fire a beanbag to break the windshield of a surrounded car, and then use tear gas on the driver. The cop then fired a rifle instead, killing the guy. It will be interesting to see where THIS case leads...
Hey it’s dark, you’ve got an AR15 with a grenade launcher loaded with beanbag, you pull the wrong hook...Crap-O!!!! “Hey, sorry fella!”/SARCASM
According to police reports, Stanley Gibson refused to surrender to police who had responded to a burglary report near Smoke Ranch Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Gibson allegedly rammed his white Cadillac into at least one patrol car.
Officers used two patrol cars to box in Gibsons car and kept him there for more than half an hour. When Gibson persisted in trying to drive away and did not heed officers orders, police devised a plan to use a beanbag round fired from a shotgun to break a car window and fill the cabin with pepper spray to force Gibson outside.
When the beanbag round was fired, though, Arevalo fired seven live rounds from a rifle, striking and killing Gibson.
A grand jury is expected to convene next week to review the case. Representing Arevalo, who has worked for Metro since February 2002, will be the police union, Las Vegas Police Protective Association, said its executive director, Chris Collins.
How is that defendable in any way???
Well, you see, when a man has a badge...[/birds-and-bees-talk]
It was also metro police that shot Erik Scott at Cosco.