A Review-Journal investigation found Henderson officers with years of misconduct kept their jobs. Confidential police records revealed why.
Records show two arrests, and a series of sexual harassment allegations – including sending nude pictures – but officer Darius Brown is still on duty at the Henderson jail.
The former Henderson officer earned the nickname “Creepy Cop” and was the subject of 60 internal affairs investigations stemming from a dozen incidents, files show.
Sgt. Michael Gillis had more than 30 internal affairs allegations tied to a dozen personal and professional incidents.
Henderson officer Brett Seekatz was promoted despite dozens of complaints over 18 years, some stemming from a 2010 video of him kicking driver Adam Greene in the face.
Records show years of sustained citizen complaints, allegations of sexual misconduct or criminal arrests, yet officers kept their jobs. Some were promoted.
U.S. lawmakers have pushed to make police internal affairs records public, but the Nevada Legislature is considering a bill that would close off key investigative documents.
The Citizen Review Board either dismissed complaints or sided with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police internal affairs in most cases the past three years, records show.
In the wake of two controversial officer-involved shooting deaths in the summer of 2010, the Review-Journal set out to analyze two decades of shootings by officers from the Las Vegas Valley’s five major law enforcement agencies