Las Vegas Metro Police continues to investigate their actions in the spate of officer involved shootings over the past few years. In fact the District Attorney’s office for Clark County has just issued a report on two shootings from 2010. One of the shooting victims was Eduardo Lopez-Hernandez. Before he was shot, in a struggle with Las Vegas Metro, he had been tasered 19 times. Police had been trying to prevent the man from running into traffic. Steve Wolfson, Clark County’s District attorney, disagrees with the family of Mr. Lopez-Hernandez that excessive force was used. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a confrontation with Las Vegas Metro police and would like to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death case, contact the attorneys at Benson and Bingham.
The other report released by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office was regarding the shooting death of Anthony James Brenes from November 2010. Prior to the fatal shot that ended his life, Metro police had attempted to subdue him first by firing a bean-bag projectile and then with a taser. Mr. Brenes has been waving a stick threateningly at police as they attempted to subdue him. As he moved towards the Las Vegas Metro Police officers, he was shot dead. This had not been Mr. Brenes first interaction with Metro PD – he had been taken into custody two times for domestic battery. If a loved one has been killed in a Las Vegas PD wrongful death incident, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation. While we can make no promises your case will be successful, our attorneys can help you get reimbursed for pain and suffering, lost work and healthcare costs.
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