Police shootings are down, LVMPD report says

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:04 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released its five-year use-of-force report. Metro reports the number of deadly force incidents involving officers is going down.

In 2021, there were 10 officer-involved incidents, which is a decrease of 47% when compared to 2020, according to the report.

Deadly Use of Force20172018201920202021
Fatal OIS10124105
Non-Fatal OIS12101294
Total OIS2222161910

Other statistics include:

• The suspect was armed in every officer involved incident

• One or more supervisors were on scene during 70% of the officer involved

shootings

• The average number of non-deadly use of force incidents during the 5-year period was 889 incidents, increasing by 6% in 2021

In one officer-involved shooting from September of 2021, a dispute turned into a barricade situation. The suspect, Trent Leach, fled and fired 20-rounds at officers. After pointing his weapon at officers once more, Leach was shot and killed.

Non-Deadly Use of Force20172018201920202021
Corrections Officers152145168158192
Police Officers622722757782749
Total Non-Deadly UOF Incidents774867925940941

LVMPD also said the average number of non-deadly use of force incidents during the 5-year period was 889, increasing by 6% in 2021.

43% involved black people, followed by the white and Hispanic population.

Metro said it’s working on de-escalation techniques.

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