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Las Vegas police receive B+ grade from Department of Justice

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Las Vegas police receive B+ grade from Department of Justice

By Victoria Spilabotte. CREATED Sep 25, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Department of Justice has given the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department a B+ for its efforts to reduce the number of officer involved shootings.

This is the second report in its lengthy investigation into Metro's use of force policies.

The DOJ said Metro has successfully lowered the number of officer shootings since its peak in 2010.

"Based on the analysis done in this report, I believe it shows that we are, and will continue to be committed to these reforms," said Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

The sheriff said those reforms include more training for officers, and allowing the public to sit in on the department's Use of Force Review Board.

The department said it thinks the sheriff's handling of the shooting reviews are transparent, and it plans to follow up with Metro as more of the reports recommendations are put in place.

The department will release another report on Metro's progress in the coming months.

Victoria Spilabotte

Victoria Spilabotte

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Victoria Spilabotte is the weekend anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas, as well as a general assignment reporter.