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First police fatality fact-finding review to take place Thursday

Molly Waldron

First police fatality fact-finding review to take place Thursday

CREATED Feb. 26, 2013

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The first police fatality fact-finding review will take place on Thursday, addressing the death of Stanley Gibson in 2011.

The process replaces the coroner's inquest process in determining whether officer-involved shootings are justified.

Clark County Commissioners adopted the new process in January, which allows the county manager to select presiding officers and an ombudsman for the review.

The District Attorney's office will present facts and witnesses and allow the presiding officer and ombudsman to ask questions.

Under the ordinance, the fact-finding reviews must be held at public facilities where members of the community can attend and ask questions.

Thursday's review of the Gibson case will take place at 9 a.m. at the Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers and will air live on the county's website.

Stanley Gibson was not armed when he was fatally shot by police in December, 2011 after refusing to cooperate with officers' demands.

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