Organization calls for Sheriff to resign following officer-involved shooting
Action News is finding out new information about the deadly police shooting that happened early Monday morning. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Veterans in Politics, a political advocacy group for veterans, is speaking out against the officer involved shooting that happened Monday morning.
Officers responded to a possible break in at the Alondra Condominiums when Stanley Gibson returned to the complex in his car.
Sources inside Metro tell Action News that commanding officers decided to shoot bean bags at his car to coax him out. We're told Jesus Arevalo, one of the officers identified by Metro, seems to have reacted to the first bean bag shot, and fired seven rounds from his rifle into the back window killing Gibson.
In a press conference later that day, Sheriff Doug Gillespie updated the public on the ongoing investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man.
"I see it as my duty to come forward, acknowledge the situation, and do my best to bring the information forward," Gillespie said.
Many in the community believe that there does need to be better training so there are fewer officer-involved shootings, but they say the accountability begins at the top of Metro.
"I believe the Sheriff has failed the Metropolitan Police Department. He has failed the citizens of this community," says Sanson.
"Veterans in politics is calling for Sheriff Doug Gillespie to resign on his own," he continues. "If he doesn't do that, we're going to go for a vote and move for a petition to remove him."
This organization also warns that as more veterans return from foreign wars, law enforcement may not be able to handle those struggling with PTSD episodes.
Late Wednesday afternoon Action News confirmed the NAACP and the ACLU are also calling for a federal investigation of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.