NAACP and ACLU want probes of Vegas police slaying

December 15, 2011 - 10:10 AM
Police Slaying Las Vegas

This undated photo provided by family via the Las Vegas Review-Journal shows an undated photograph of Rondha and Stanley Gibson. Police said Stanley Gibson rammed his vehicle Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2011, into police cruisers, leading officers to fire multiple shots into the vehicle toward Gibson. Police were at Gibson's condominium complex investigating a reported burglary. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Family via Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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.