Reno Police initiating internal investigation of officer-involved shooting

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Updated: 9/02/2014 11:54 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Reno Police Department has announced that they are conducting an administrative investigation following an officer-involved shooting incident on Sunday.

According to a press release, this is a standard investigation in accordance with RPD policies and the Officer-Involved Shooting Protocol. A man was shot by Reno Police after allegedly robbing the CVS on Plumb Lane, then initiating a standoff on Virginia Street, near the Peppermill on Sunday.

The Washoe County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol, adopted by the law enforcement agencies in the area, requires an uninvolved law enforcement agency conduct a criminal investigation into any officer involved shooting. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is leading this investigation with the assistance of the Sparks Police Department. As a part of the protocol, once the criminal investigation is completed, the case will be submitted to the Washoe District Attorney’s Office for review.

The Reno Police Department Internal Affairs Division will conduct an administrative investigation to determine whether departmental policies and procedures were followed in this incident. This inquiry is broadly-based and encompasses the entire incident, including the actions of all departmental personnel before, during and after the incident. The investigation is also used to determine if there exist any potential training improvements that can be implemented by the Reno Police Department to better prepare our officers to protect the Community.

During both investigations, the officers involved in this incident will remain on paid administrative leave, pending initial criminal review and fitness for duty evaluation.
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sierra11 - 9/2/2014 3:36 PM
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Perpetrator robbed CVS, shot a bystander then fled. Chased down and shot to death. End of investigation, Nice shooting RPD!

Speed - 9/2/2014 3:34 PM
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So the Cops are basically investigating themselves? Wouldn't the CREDIBLE thing be to have the investigation done by a Police agency that is not involved in this Department's daily business? It's like if a Sheriff Deputy is in an accident,they have a Local Cop or an NHP officer conduct the investigation. In this case,it sounds like more than one agency has involvement,so I'd suggest having an agency from out of town,or out of State send a team to investigate,if for no other reason than to avoid any likelihood of impropriety.

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