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Apr 19, 2018

When Scott Schlingheyde got out of prison the last time, his daughter, Breanna Boppre, was 21, getting ready to buy her cap and gown for graduation from University of Nevada, Reno.

Jan 16, 2018

he 2018 Homeless Census and Survey will launch on January 24th.

Jan 10, 2018

New Year’s fireworks exploded overhead as the Metropolitan Police Department’s lead homicide investigator arrived at the scene of the final killing of 2017, the deadliest year in Las Vegas since at least 1990.

Dec 18, 2017

The study, conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization, also found that the implementation of body cameras resulted in a decrease in police misconduct. The full study can be found here: https://www.cna.org/cna_files/pdf/IRM-2017-U-016112-Final.pdf.

Dec 8, 2017

A recent study conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas showed that use of force complaints dropped significantly at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) after the agency deployed body cameras.

Dec 4, 2017

The study, conducted by UNLV's Center for Crime and Justice Policy and Virginia-based non-profit research organization CNA in coordination with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), also found that body-worn cameras can generate considerable cost savings for police by simplifying the complaint resolution process.

Dec 4, 2017

A new study on the effects of body-worn cameras at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) revealed that the technology significantly reduced civilian complaints against officers, officer use of force, and departmental costs.

Nov 28, 2017

The first Las Vegas police officers to wear body cameras were less likely to use force or face complaints than others, and were slightly more likely to issue citations and make arrests, according to a study funded by the U.S Justice Department.

Nov 28, 2017

Researchers said a yearlong study into the Metropolitan Police Department’s use of body-worn cameras showed a decrease in police misconduct, complaints and use of force.

Nov 28, 2017

A yearlong study of police body-worn cameras shows Metro Police officers were less likely to use force while wearing the recording devices.

Nov 28, 2017

A study conducted by CNA, a nonprofit research firm, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department found that the implementation of body-worn cameras reduced the number of use of force incidents, found officers and community members more accountable and increased efficiency within the department.

Nov 28, 2017

The results are in after a year-long study on body-worn cameras by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers.

Nov 28, 2017

The first Las Vegas police officers to wear body cameras were less likely to use force or face complaints than others, and were slightly more likely to issue citations and make arrests, according to a study funded by the U.S Justice Department.

Nov 28, 2017

A yearlong study of police body-worn cameras shows Metro Police officers were less likely to use force while wearing the recording devices.

Nov 28, 2017

Analysts from the nonprofit research organization CNA, working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and researchers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, have released new research on the impact of body-worn cameras (BWCs). The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, concluded that BWCs are associated with significant reductions in complaints of police misconduct and police use of force incidents. The study also determined that BWCs can generate considerable cost savings for police by simplifying the complaint resolution process.

Nov 28, 2017

Body cameras are reducing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's use of force but also building public trust, according to a new year-long study examining how the cameras affect police work.

Nov 22, 2017

Like most of us, UNLV senior Robert Gipson II is fed up with political polarization. “People can’t engage one another about contentious issues,” the 24-year-old criminal justice major says.

Oct 16, 2017

In an emergency evacuation situation, a person’s natural instinct is to exit where they entered.