Attorney General Ford Issues Statement on Officer Shootings
During Local Protests
Las Vegas – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford issued the following statement on the recent officer-involved shootings that took place during local protests in the Las Vegas valley:
“Today I was heartbroken to hear of two officer involved shootings that took place last night in the Las Vegas valley. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, one officer is in critical condition and the investigation remains ongoing. My family is praying for the families of those who were killed and for the recovery of those injured.
Across Nevada and this nation, people are scared, angry and in pain. Racial injustice has been part of this country’s history since before America was founded continues to this present day. But this country will not absolve its violent history with a violent future. Americans have made great strides towards equality because passionate people took the heat of their anger and used it to forge real change. Thousands of Nevadans have peacefully protested against racial injustice and I encourage those peaceful demonstrations and taking constructive action. Donate to a cause, volunteer with an organization you believe in, and participate in our elections. You may feel helpless right now, but in reality, you have the power here to drive the change we are all seeking for a more equal and just country. “
More information about the shootings and the ongoing investigation can be found on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s website.