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Police department approves settlement for widow of man shot by police

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 28, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A settlement of $1.5 million has been approved from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to the widow of Stanley Gibson.

The settlement was approved Monday morning by the Fiscal Affairs Committee.

Stanley Gibson was killed by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer in 2011.

He was shot after police were called to a possible break in at a northwest Las Vegas apartment complex.

Gibson was an Gulf War veteran that suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

He had been hospitalized earlier in the day and his widow said he was confused the night that he was shot.

Gibson was killed after he attempted to leave the apartment complex and police officers surrounded his vehicle.

He was shot after he refused to exit his car.

Gibson's wife Rondha has been very vocal in her belief that the LVMPD did not handle the situation properly.

Jesus Arevalo, the police officer that shot Gibson, was terminated earlier this month after a pre-termination board recommend his firing.

The board reviewed the final report of the Critical Incident Review Team before making its decision. The report said that Arevalo violated LVMPD's use of force policy.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.