September 17, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal oversight agency says Las Vegas police are keeping better track of officers using deadly force, and are close to putting cameras on the uniforms of some officers.
Justice Department Community Oriented Policing Services officials are making a mid-term report Wednesday about Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department use of force policies and practices.
COPS officials reported last November that the department needed an organizational transformation, and said officers needed better training to resolve crisis situations without firearms.
The update credits the department with keeping annual statistics on deadly use of force, and improving use of force reviews and public communications.
It says the department has made progress on all but four of the 75 recommendations that the reviewers made 10 months ago.