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Las Vegas police changing policy after inmate escapes custody

Posted at 10:23 AM, Mar 29, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department updated the public on the seventh police-involved shooting of the year and said it is changing its policy following the incident.

On March 27, an inmate at Clark County Detention Center attempted to escape from police custody, leading to a shooting involving the department and a police chase downtown.

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The suspect, Gregory Ganci, stole a truck and rammed two cars during the pursuit before running out of gas in the downtown area. Ganci was then taken into custody near Main Street and Carson Avenue.

Friday, the department said it followed protocol with a single officer escorting Ganci, but moving forward this will change.

"Looking at this incident, we've already taken steps...moving forward, we require two officers to be with any inmate taken outside the facility," said Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank.

Officers said Ganci was sentenced for his previous criminal history on Thursday and Wednesday's incident is expected to add additional charges.

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