A former Las Vegas police officer was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for using excessive force during the arrest of a woman he suspected was a prostitute.
David Ferrara covers courts and legal affairs. He joined the newspaper in 2014 after more than six years reporting in the Deep South, where he wrote extensively about the BP oil spill. Prior to that, he worked for newspapers, magazines and a wire service in Chicago. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
A veteran Boulder City police officer was indicted Thursday on more than a dozen felony charges that stem from the theft of money from his disabled son.
Gold Butte rancher Cliven Bundy stood outside the Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday and called on Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo to protect him in his ongoing dispute with the federal government.
A day after his criminal case was dismissed, Cliven Bundy talked about returning to his roots.
A federal judge dismissed all charges Monday against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man.
Even after a second Las Vegas judge dismissed murder and other charges against a man who was accused in the death of his mother, prosecutors said they could still pursue the case.
Dayle Elieson, who took over Friday as interim United States attorney in Nevada, is essentially unknown in the state, and Las Vegas attorneys are perplexed by the choice.
When it comes to seeking approval for a wiretap, Nevada law enforcement agents could have their pick of any number of well-qualified jurists in the state. But data collected by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts shows law enforcement agencies overwhelmingly ask just three Clark County judges who primarily handle civil cases to review and approve the intrusive investigative technique in criminal cases.