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People urged to 'see something, say something' after shooting

Posted: 4:39 PM, Feb 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-17 19:54:13Z

In wake of the Parkland shooting investigation, retired Las Vegas police lieutenant and 13 Action News Crime and Safety expert Randy Sutton is urging people to continue "saying something, if you see something."

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"People who are trying to do what they should do as citizens, which is see something say something,
may feel a little frustrated because they don't know if the actions they took led to anything," Sutton said. 

Sutton says the situation is just as frustrating for police as it is for citizens.

He says once a tip is given to police it has to be distributed to the right agency, meaning if it's a drug tip it goes to narcotics and if the tip is child abuse it has to go to the abuse and neglect detectives.

Sutton says with many different agencies working together, sometimes things do end up slipping through the cracks.

While he says law enforcement needs to do better, he also advises people to never stop reporting what they see. Many of these tips have stopped major crimes in our community.

"There have been terrorist plots that have been foiled, robberies that have been foiled and criminal activity foiled by people getting involved," Sutton said. "That is the only way that law enforcement can work together with the citizens they serve."

If you believe you have seen something suspicious, call 311 to report it.