More than a year after a Gulf War veteran was shot and killed by a Metro officer, a grand jury has declined to seek an indictment against that officer.
Stanley Gibson, 43, was killed by Metro Officer Jesus Arevalo after begin stopped in his vehicle last December. Police said Gibson did not respond to requests that he exit his vehicle. Gibson was unarmed.
Ten months after the incident, word surfaced that the DA might seek a criminal indictment.
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) issued the following statement:
On behalf of all of the officers who belong to the LVPPA, we are obviously pleased with the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Jesus Arevalo. We believed all along that there was no criminal action or intent in this tragic incident, an after hearing all of the evidence brought by prosecutors in the District Attorney's Office, the grand jury came to the same determination. The process worked and brought back the appropriate conclusion.
Union officials earlier this year said internal video that captured the events surrounding Stanley Gibson's death makes clear that foul play wasn't involved.
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