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New police fatality review process will look at Stanley Gibson's death

New police fatality review process will look at Stanley Gibson's death

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 24, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The date for the first Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Review has been set for 9 a.m. Feb. 28 in the County Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center.

The shooting death of disabled veteran Stanley Gibson in December will be reviewed.

Gibson was shot by Officer Jesus Arevalo with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after he refused to exit his vehicle.

Police were called to respond to an attempted break-in at the Alondra condominium complex near North Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

As they were getting ready to prepare a report on the incident, police saw a Cadillac pull into a parking lot and shut off its lights and engine.

When officers approached the car, the person inside put the car in reverse and hit a police car.

That led to a standoff with the responding officers. Gibson was shot during that standoff.

Former District Court judge and former district attorney Stewart Bell will be the presiding officer for the review.

Upcoming reviews will look into the shootings of Ronald Morrison on Oct. 28, 2012; Daniel Hathorne on Nov. 2, 2012; and Justin Hoey on Nov. 7, 2012.

Ronald Morrison was shot after LVMPD responded to reports of a shooting in a parking lot on Desert Inn Road near South Eastern Avenue.

A person was found with a gunshot wound and Morrison, the suspected gunman, fled on foot.

Police chased him and say that they were forced to fire after Morrison pointed a gun at them.

Daniel Hathorne was accused of grabbing a woman on a Las Vegas sidewalk and holding two knives to her throat before he was shot by LVMPD.

Justin Hoey was shot by Henderson police. Hoey's ex-girlfriend claimed that he had assaulted her in a parking lot near Eastern and Serene avenues.

Police tracked Hoey to a drainage ditch where he made suicidal statements while holding a gun to his head.

Henderson police shot him after he pointed the gun at them.

All of the Police Fatality Public Fact-finding Reviews will be shown live on Clark County Television, which is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable. They will also be broadcast on the county's website at


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