Use of Force Board recommends firing of police officer after shooting

Joyce Lupiani

Use of Force Board recommends firing of police officer after shooting

CREATED Apr. 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Use of Force Board is recommending the firing of a police officer for shooting a man in the leg in November.

Las Vegas police were summoned to a local park on Nov. 11, 2012, because of a fight between a man and his ex-girlfriend.

Upon arrival, they found the man and woman sitting in a car. The woman was removed from the car. While speaking to the man, the police officer fired one round, striking him in the leg.

The officer was later identified as 36-year-old Jacquer Roston. He has been employed by LVMPD since 2009.

The Use of Force Board, comprised of four civilians and three police officers, determined that Roston's actions violated policy.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie has signed off on their recommendation. Roston will have the opportunity to appeal the decision at a pre-termination hearing.

A date for that hearing has not been set.

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