County reworking Vegas police death review process
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A county lawmaker says she wants colleagues to talk next month about modifying coroner's inquests of Las Vegas-area police-involved deaths so they meet Nevada Supreme Court requirements.
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said Wednesday she'll ask for a discussion Dec. 4 on a proposed ordinance that would have the quasi-legal inquests overseen by hearing masters instead of justices of the peace.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Giunchigliani wants other commissioners and community members to have a chance to propose other changes before she reintroduces the measure.
The state high court ruled last month that the fact-finding inquests don't violate police officers' rights, but that the county couldn't require justices of the peace to officiate.
The process stalled in 2010 after Las Vegas-area police officers balked at participating.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com