In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
November 28, 2017

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

Security Magazine
November 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.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 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.

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.”