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Civil rights organizations wants answers from DA about Tashii Farmer Brown

Posted at 7:35 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 10:37:49-04

Two civil rights organizations are pushing for more answers about the death of Tashii Farmer Brown. 

Brown died after being placed in a chokehold by a Las Vegas police officer outside of The Venetian hotel-casino.

RELATED: Tashii Farmer's death discussed Monday during fact-finding review 

The ACLU of Nevada and the NAACP want the Clark County District Attorney's office to release additional records.

Information sought in the ACLUNV/NAACP public records request includes: 

  • Policies, procedures, and guidelines for taking cases to a grand jury rather than to a preliminary hearing;
  • Policies, procedures, and guidelines on how to handle police use of force cases;
  • Information related to the practice of bringing in experts, like the Force Science Institute, to contradict findings by the Clark County Coroner’s Office; and
  • Any communications about this case between the District Attorney’s Office and the Las Vegas police union, Metro, and the campaign to re-elect Steve Wolfson.