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DA discusses police shooting, O.J. Simpson at town hall

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District Attorney Steven Wolfson discussed the Stanley Gibson shooting and O.J. Simpson during a town hall meeting Thursday night. (FOX5) District Attorney Steven Wolfson discussed the Stanley Gibson shooting and O.J. Simpson during a town hall meeting Thursday night. (FOX5)
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It was the rare public meeting where everything was on the table. Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly on Thursday held a town hall meeting with District Attorney Steve Wolfson as his guest.

The two spent more than an hour answering questions on a wide range of topics, with recent police shootings a focal point. Wolfson even took questions about the status of the potential for an O.J. Simpson retrial.

Weekly and Wolfson have history together, serving on the Las Vegas City Council at the same time.

Among the hot topics was the 2011 police shooting of veteran Stanley Gibson.

Wolfson said his office studied what led to the shooting for more than six months.

"What we determined was we could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Arevalo committed a crime because there were so many contributing factors," Wolfson said.

Wolfson said his job as district attorney is to follow the U.S. Constitution and Nevada's laws, which is what he did in deciding not to proceed with charges against the officer involved.

As for Simpson, because the former football and film star is asking for what's called post-conviction relief from the courts, Wolfson said he will have to wait for a judge's ruling.

"He's been in prison how many years now? Six? You know, I mean, it was a stupid case. It was prosecuted before I was there," said Wolfson.

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