Feds to deliver report on Vegas police practices

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Updated: 11/15/2012 6:56 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nearly a year after civil rights groups called for federal intervention, U.S. Justice Department officials plan to make public the findings and recommendations of a review of Las Vegas police use-of-force policies and practices.

Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie plan to outline the report on Wednesday, along with federal Community Oriented Policing Services chief Bernard Melekian.

The COPS review began earlier this year, amid claims by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada and the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that police were involved in too many fatal encounters.

The ACLU and the NAACP pointed to a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation that tallied 142 people killed by police in the Las Vegas area since 1990.

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