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December 19, 2014

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Metro Police to start releasing deadly force case reports

The top cop in Las Vegas says police will begin releasing investigative reports about officer-involved deadly force incidents.

Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie plans to outline the policy change today.

His announcement comes with the Nevada Supreme Court due to hear oral arguments on Tuesday in Las Vegas on a constitutional challenge to a stalled fact-finding system in officer-involved deaths.

And on Wednesday, state lawmakers are due to take testimony in Las Vegas about public reviews of police slayings.

There are currently 19 police slaying cases awaiting public review.

The last coroner's inquest was in October 2010.

Since then, police officers have challenged revisions that county lawmakers made to the system.

Officers say the changes unfairly turn the process into an adversarial procedure more like a trial.

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