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Las Vegas Officer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Suspect's Death

June 6, 2017
Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer Kenneth Lopera was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter in the Mother’s Day death of Tashii Farmer, 40, at The Venetian casino hotel. He also was charged with oppression under the color of office.

'Credible' Islamic State Propaganda Video Features Short Clip of Las Vegas Strip

May 25, 2017
A legitimate Islamic State group propaganda video posted on social media last week features brief footage of the Las Vegas Strip while calling for lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and Las Vegas police are treating it as a credible threat.

Forensic Scientists Help Las Vegas Detectives Link Impounded Guns to Unsolved Crimes

March 22, 2017
Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department forensic scientists are working around the clock to help solve crimes in bulk, connecting cartridge cases from impounded guns to open criminal cases.

Las Vegas Police Use Mannequin Decoy in Murder Investigation

March 7, 2017
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Detectives investigating the murders of two homeless men sleeping on the sidewalk in downtown recently used a mannequin as a decoy to lure a suspect.

Retired Las Vegas Lieutenant Reunites with Woman He Helped Save from Suicide by Cop

March 6, 2017
More than 15 years after a Las Vegas police officer made a life-saving decision, he reunited with the veteran he helped save.

Video: Retired Las Vegas Lieutenant Reunites with Woman He Helped Save from Suicide by Cop

March 6, 2017
More than 15 years after a Las Vegas police officer made a life-saving decision, he reunited with the veteran he helped save.

NV Officer Dragged By Car During Traffic Stop

January 16, 2017
A Las Vegas Metro officer suffered nonlife-threatening injuries when he was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop just west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Video: Driver Tried to Run Over Las Vegas Officer While Fleeing Traffic Stop

November 18, 2016
Las Vegas Metro Police released footage Thursday of an officer-involved shooting that occurred after a teen reportedly tried to run down an officer as the officer approached his vehicle.

Officials Say Officer Shortage May be Causing Spike in Las Vegas Crime

May 27, 2016
The local sheriff, police union officials and district attorney have various theories about what's behind the body count: 64 homicides by the end of April, compared with 29 killings after the first four months of 2015; 75 slayings as of Wednesday, compared with 45 by the same date last year.

Protecting and Serving on Two Wheels

April 8, 2016

It would be hard to come up with an area of the country that presents more of a difficult year-round operating environment for motorcycle officers than Las Vegas. Traffic throughout the area is bad and on the Strip and downtown it sometimes doesn't move at all. Tourists are in town to have a good time, which often means more than a few intoxicating beverages and that means drunk driving.

Las Vegas K-9 Nicky was Killed by Friendly Fire During Gunfight

April 5, 2016
Las Vegas Metro police on Monday held a press conference in which they released additional information on the shooting of James Craig Simpson last and the death of K9 Nicky last Thursday. More Here.

Video: Las Vegas K-9 Nicky was Killed by Friendly Fire During Gunfight

April 5, 2016
Las Vegas Metro police on Monday held a press conference in which they released additional information on the shooting of James Craig Simpson and the death of K-9 Nicky last Thursday.

Video: Las Vegas K-9 Killed Weeks After Returning to Duty Following Machete Attack

April 1, 2016
The man refused to surrender and shots were exchanged between the police officers and the man. K-9 Nicky was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Las Vegas K-9 Killed Weeks After Returning to Duty Following Machete Attack

April 1, 2016
The man refused to surrender and shots were exchanged between the police officers and the man. K-9 Nicky was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene. More Here.

Sheriff Links California Prison Reduction Law to Ballooning Las Vegas Crime Rate

March 31, 2016
Depopulation in California jails and gang members moving to the Las Vegas Valley might be contributing to the rise in violent crime, according to Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

Video: Las Vegas K-9 Back on Duty After Recovering from Machete Attack

March 11, 2016
Las Vegas Metro Police Department K-9 Nicky is back on patrol with handler Sgt. Eric Kerns after recovering from slash wounds that almost killed him last month.

Las Vegas Officer 'Had No Other Option' Than Shoot Man Pointing Gun

March 4, 2016
A Metro Police sergeant pleaded with a man to drop a gun, later determined to be fake, several times before shooting him Monday night. The suspect is recovering.

Las Vegas K-9 Slashed in Face at Standoff Recovering at Home

February 16, 2016
Las Vegas Metro K-9 Nicky is on his way to a full recovery after being attacked by a suspect with a machete Friday morning. Nicky was taking down the suspect of a standoff when he was injured.

Video: Fugitive Ignored 24 Commands from Officers Before Being Shot

January 5, 2016
A wanted man who Las Vegas police officers fatally shot on New Year's Eve ignored at least 24 verbal commands to surrender before the gunshots.

Fugitive Ignored 24 Commands from Officers Before Being Shot

January 5, 2016
A wanted man who Las Vegas police officers shot and killed on New Year's Eve ignored at least 24 verbal commands to surrender before the gunshots. More Here.
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