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

Posted at 6:13 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 15:17:47-04

A fact-finding review was held Monday for the death of Tashii Farmer, also known as Tashii Brown.

The man died after he was put in a chokehold and tased by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police outside of The Venetian hotel-casino in May 2017. 

The fact-finding review took place in the Clark County government building in downtown Las Vegas.

Leaders from the NAACP were in attendance. 

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During a review, representatives from the District Attorney's Office present witnesses and make a presentation of the essential facts surrounding the police-involved death. After the prosecutors finish their presentation, the presiding officer and ombudsman may also ask questions. 

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The procedure for questioning witnesses is informal and intended to provide the public with relevant information about the use of force. Members of the public observing the review may submit proposed written questions to the presiding officer on forms available at the review. The presiding officer may ask the proposed questions, revise them or decline to ask them if he deems them "redundant, irrelevant or an abuse of the review process," according to county ordinance.

At the end of the review, no formal determination about the manner or cause of death is rendered.