Police OK $1.5M for Widow in Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police have agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement to the widow of an unarmed Gulf War veteran who was fatally shot in a vehicle at a northwest Las Vegas apartment complex in December 2011.

The department's fiscal affairs committee approved the payment Monday for Rondha Gibson and cleared the way for her to drop her federal lawsuit against the sheriff and four other officers.

Police took an extraordinary step earlier this month in firing officer Jesus Arevalo, who shot Stanley Gibson during the chaotic scene Dec. 12, 2011.

Gibson remained locked in his car despite police commands to surrender, spinning the tires in billows of acrid blue smoke.

Arevalo's dismissal is believed to be the first for the department in an on-duty shooting.


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