Nevada Governor Calls For Inquiry Into Observer Arrests
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor has called for an investigation into the arrests of legal observers at a protest against police brutality on the Las Vegas Strip.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak says there should be an inquiry into the arrests Saturday of six attorneys and law students who were documenting interactions between police and demonstrators.
Lead observer John Piro says he and Clark County public defender Belinda Harris were handcuffed with zip ties and arrested for what he said was no reason.
Sisolak says information from the investigation should be used to develop long-term plans to avoid similar situations in the future. Metropolitan Police Department officials could not immediately be reached.