Police Abuse

DOJ-Led Reforms of Las Vegas PD Could Be National Model

The Obama administration has stepped up federal reviews of police departments accused of civil rights violations

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The U.S. Justice Department's approach in reforming the Las Vegas police is being praised as a national model for better law enforcement by one of the nation's top police accountability experts.

Samuel Walker, a professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and author of several books on police accountability, said police departments everywhere should compare their own policies to recommendations federal authorities made Thursday in a report to the Metropolitan Police Department.