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Undersheriff: Metro's New Training Stopping Many Shootings


James Toroda was shot and killed by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer following a confrontation during a traffic stop.

A deadly shooting by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer during a traffic stop was caught on the officer’s body camera, giving a rare glimpse into the potentially dangerous situations police can find themselves in.

Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said the video also demonstrates Metro’s new training regimen, which emphasizes de-escalation.

The officer-involved shooting death was only the second this year. That compares to eight last year.

Talking to KNPR's State of Nevada, McMahill said the department's new training regimen has resulted in a huge decrease in the number of shootings police have engaged in.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following video contains strong language and graphic material that is not suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised.




Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police;  Capt. Matt McCarthy, Metro’s Office of Internal Oversight

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