Fremont Police Presence Increased

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas officials are stepping up police presence at the downtown Fremont Street Experience to curtail aggressive panhandling.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie says he will increase the number of officers assigned to the area. Typically there are about nine officers on Fremont Street every night.

Gillespie did not detail how many more officers would be in the area, but he says some panhandlers intimidate visitors and increased police presence may reduce that.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman says it's only a handful or performers and panhandlers who become aggressive with visitors.

City officials also say they're enforcing a no-touching rule for street performers so that visitors do not feel intimidated.

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