First fact-finding review focuses on death of disabled veteran
The former coroner's inquest that reviewed police shootings in the Las Vegas valley was widely criticized so it was replaced with a new process called the Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Review. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Fact-finding review began today into death of Stanley Gibson Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The former coroner's inquest that reviewed police shootings in the Las Vegas valley was widely criticized so it was replaced with a new process called the Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Review.
The first review took place Thursday.
The review, presided over by former judge and district attorney Stewart Bell, will focus on the Dec. 12 shooting by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer of Gulf War veteran Stanley Gibson.
Gibson, 43, was shot in the head while sitting in his car after police were called to investigate a suspicious situation at a local apartment complex.
Gibson had a history of emotional problems and had been recently hospitalized. His family says that he was just trying to get home the night that he was killed and that he was confused because he was off his medication.
The controversial shooting prompted a federal investigation by the Justic Department into LVMPD's use of force policies.
The purpose of the new fact-finding review is not to place blame on anyone but to answer any unanswered questions that anyone might have about a shooting.