Stanley Gibson's widow upset with new police fatality review process
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Rondha Gibson spoke out Tuesday about her husband Stanley Gibson's case being the first to undergo the new Police Fatality Review Process.
Stanley Gibson, a military veteran, was shot by police
in December, 2011. He was unarmed at the time.
Rondha was a strong advocate for reinstating the old coroner's inquest process with some minor tweaks, a proposal that was stopped yesterday.
"If my husband has to be the guinea pig in this then so be it, lets prove these people wrong," said Gibson.
She feels the new process is still inadequate.
Family members of victims, including Gibson, have fears the new review process will still not be transparent because officers involved in shootings are not obligated to appear. Instead, lead investigators can answer questions and present facts.
A Police Fatality Review for Stanley Gibson's case is likely first. It should take place in about four to eight weeks.
Under the new review system, District Attorney Steve Wolfson must call upon the hearing. The ordinance approving new review processes takes effect in two weeks.
"It's going to set the tone," said Wolfson. "It's going to show our community what these hearings are all about. So, the first one is real important."
The Police Protective Association distributed a memo to its members with recommendations based on the new process. Read that memo here.