Three “Mixed” people killed by police in Las Vegas since 1996

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:45 am

2895 E. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas SWAT officer Mike Quick fatally shot Michael Dean Chevalier, 48, after Chevalier enters an apartment on 2695 E. Charleston Blvd., takes a woman hostage, and sexually assaults her.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

1230 Comstock Drive

After setting his home on fire, apparently to draw officers to the scene, Bryan Benjamin Hanasz, 36, shot at arriving firefighters and police, one of whom was wounded. Three Las Vegas police officers shot and killed Hanasz at the home near Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard.


Friday, January 19, 1996 at 5:42 pm

Interstate 15 at Apex

On Interstate 15 near Apex, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Skordoulis approached a homeless man, Miguel Angel Gomez, 44, to offer assistance after spotting the man holding a “need gas” sign. Gomez shot him in the leg, leading to a standoff in which he and two Las Vegas officers fired their weapons. Gomez was wounded but lived five more years.


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Police Academy – Teens meet the Police

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Racial-Profiling Case Against New York Police Is Allowed to Proceed

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Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court said there was enough evidence for a jury to decide the racial profiling case against the New York Police Department.
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Large Crowds Protest NYPD Cops’ Rape Charge Acquittal

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A crowd of hundreds gathered outside the criminal court in lower Manhattan on Friday evening to protest the acquittal of New Yorkpolice officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata. The protest was organized by a coalition of women’s rights groups, including Permanent Wave and Feministing. The purpose of the demonstration, as stated on the Facebook page for the event, was to urge the New York Police Department to implement comprehensive sexual assault training for new officers, along with other preventative measures that will ensure similar incidents do not happen in the future. The organizers are giving Police Commissioner Ray Kelly one week to respond to their demands. “The NYPD are supposed to be stewards of safety, stewards of the law,” Michelle Crentsil, a union leader who helped plan the protest, told HuffPost. “It’s not just about this case, it’s about the entire idea of rape and sexual assault not being taken seriously.” Lori Adelman, of the women’s rights group Permanent Wave, said she posted the event on Facebook the day before. Within 24 hours, the page had over 1,500 attendees. “New Yorkers deserve to feel safe, and this verdict clearly showed that we have no reason to feel safe in this city,” Adelman said at the protest.
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