Top Vegas Cop to Review Siren Policies After Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says he plans to review department training policies and rules for using sirens after a fatal crash that left a 28-year-old officer dead.

Gillespie and others are hoping to prevent as many crashes as possible, and are considering giving officers more leeway in using their lights and sirens in responding to calls.

Officer James Manor was killed May 7 while responding to an emergency call when his patrol car slammed into a pickup turning in
front of him. Police say Manor was driving 109 mph without his seat
belt on and with his lights and siren turned off.

Gillespie says he is organizing an executive panel to review and possibly change the department's driving and training policies.

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