COPS to review Las Vegas Metro

In a somewhat unusual development, the U.S. COPS Office and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have agreed to collaborate on a review of deadly force incidents, use of force policies, and internal investigations. The typical federal response in a situation like this, following a number of police shootings and mounting pressure for external review, would be for the DOJ Civil Rights Division to open an investigation. It will be interesting to see whether this COPS Office initiative represents an alternative federal approach, or simply an added layer of assistance.

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