LAS VEGAS (AP) - Several civilian members of a panel that reviews Las Vegas police use-of-force cases have resigned, including the co-chair, who says he's disappointed the sheriff let an officer keep his job even though the board recommended otherwise.
Five people, including the board's co-chairman Robert Martinez, quit on Wednesday.
The board recommended in April that Jacquar Roston lose his job for a Nov. 11 confrontation that ended with Roston shooting 22-year-old Lawrence Gordon in the leg. Roston had responded to a domestic dispute involving Gordon, and police say the officer mistook a shiny label on Gordon's hat for a gun.
Gillespie announced last week that Roston's punishment would be a 40-hour suspension.
Martinez tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal Gillespie's decision disregarded the board's work.
Gillespie declined immediate comment to the newspaper.
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