In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 27, 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.

Las Vegas Weekly
November 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.

Las Vegas Sun
October 16, 2017

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

Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2017

The casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, with all their glitzy delights, aren’t just palaces of distraction. They’re miniature surveillance states.

Il Post
October 10, 2017

His name is Joe Lombardo and after 30 years of career he found himself facing the investigation into the massacre of October 1st.

New York Times
October 9, 2017

In nearly 30 years with the Las Vegas police, Joseph Lombardo has helped defuse an armed standoff between federal agents and local ranchers, struggled to contain a spike in homicides and defended his officers against accusations of using excessive force against a professional football player.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 9, 2017

UNLV senior Jamie McInelly confidently tells a jury of students that she’s seeking a charge of attempted murder.

Al Jazeera America
October 4, 2017

Investigators in Las Vegas are still investigating what they consider to be an active crime scene.

Las Vegas Sun
June 8, 2017

It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”

Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2017

It appeared to have all the ingredients for protests, hashtags and calls for justice on 24-hour cable news channels.

May 16, 2017

In a ranking of the best states to be in law enforcement, Illinois is near the top.

Monday is national Peace Officers Memorial Day. In honor of the occasion, financial site WalletHub has a ranking for the best states to wear the badge. Illinois ranked fourth overall, getting high marks for for how many officers are on the job and the nation’s highest average pay.

Las Vegas Sun
May 16, 2017

A giant step backward. A declaration of war. The worst legislation for women’s health in a generation.

These were among reactions to the May 4 passage of the American Health Care Act through the U.S. House of Representatives, from the American Civil Liberties Union, advocacy group UltraViolet and health care provider Planned Parenthood, which will lose all federal grants and reimbursements for a year if the bill were to clear the Senate.