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What happened in vegas [electronic resource].

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 102 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Video Project, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ramsey Denison.
Summary, etc.:
When filmmaker Ramsey Denison went to Las Vegas for a relaxing weekend, the last thing he expected was to be arrested and beaten for reporting an incident of police brutality that he personally witnessed on the strip. What Happened in Vegas examines the lack of accountability within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department concerning four cases where individuals were killed by the police. The Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in US history, also shines a light on the department's troubling tendency to lionize themselves by playing with the truth. With the help of former LVMPD officers and families of Trevon Cole, Erik Scott, Stanley Gibson, and Tashii Farmer, the documentary weaves its way through the maze of lies laid by LVMPD officials when it comes to the abuse of power especially wielded against minorities. In the shadow of this deep-seated corruption, there are still those officers who fight to improve relations with their surrounding community in order to keep the streets safe. The crux of the film follows the heated sheriff's race between Joe Lombardo and Larry Burns. The former is handpicked by his predecessor and funded by the casinos while the latter is almost overwhelmingly backed by police union leaders of other counties as well as the Nevada Attorney General. What Happened in Vegas not only takes an unflinching look at one of the most corrupt police departments in the country, but also explores the officers who are working to bring about change by becoming one with the communities they're sworn to serve.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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