NAACP and ACLU want probes of Vegas police slaying
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NAACP in Las Vegas wants a federal probe and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is calling for an independent investigation of a police shooting that killed an unarmed Gulf War veteran behind the wheel of his car in a Las Vegas condominium complex.
The calls for outside oversight of the Monday morning slaying of 43-year-old Stanley Lavon Gibson came two days after Sheriff Douglas Gillespie pleaded for patience from the public and promised a thorough internal investigation.
Police say Gibson rammed his vehicle into police cruisers after officers were called to a report of an attempted condominium break-in late Sunday. Videos show officers firing shots into the vehicle after it spun its wheels while wedged between police cruisers.