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April 16, 2014

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Candidate for sheriff says Metro in need of culture change

Former Assistant Sheriff Ted Moody announced today that he will run for Clark County sheriff in next year's election.

Moody joins two others seeking to replace incumbent Sheriff Doug Gillespie, who announced last month he wouldn’t seek a third term. Former Las Vegas Township Constable Robert “Bobby G” Gronauer and Metro Police Officer Laurie Bisch also have announced plans to run.

Moody resigned from the police force in July in protest of Gillepie’s decision not to fire an officer who had been recommended for termination by the department’s Use of Force Review Board, which Moody chaired.

In a statement today, Moody said it was time to “change the culture” at the department, which has come under federal scrutiny over officer-involved shootings.

“I’m ready, and I’m excited for a new day at Metro,” Moody said. “What Metro needs more than anything else right now is strong leadership, innovation, and an overall improvement in how we deliver police services to our community.”

Before he resigned, Moody worked more than 30 years for Metro Police. During his tenure, he helped develop Metro’s protocols for potential terrorist attacks and led an overhaul of the department’s use of force policy, the statement said.

Candidate filing won’t open until March, with a primary election in June and the general election in November.

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