Police

Las Vegas PD Board Recommends Officer's Firing over Shooting

There's still a bunch of steps and the sheriff has the final say, though

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In an unprecedented decision, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has recommended an officer be fired for his actions in a police shooting.

Officer Jacquar Roston, 36, is on administrative leave since the November shooting of a man in an east valley park. Roston shot the man in the leg after mistaking the shine from a label on the man's hat for a gun.

Roston, a four-year veteran of the department, recently went before the police Use of Force Board, a panel of four civilians and three officers who determine whether an officer's actions violated policy.

(Hat tip to Wayne Thorley)