Reno is welcoming its first female police chief to the force — a longtime member of the Stockton Police Department.
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“It's on our radar,” Ford told The Nevada Independent Tuesday. “I know it's unsatisfactory, relative to what people want to hear, but again … I can't be persuaded to speak on something that could potentially jeopardize anything that we are doing.”
Fiore, who said she had been renting a house in the county since mid-November and is “very excited to be a Pahrump girl,” said she was working on her bachelor’s degree and intended to become a licensed attorney in the future.
Judge James E. Wilson said that while the Nevada Pardons Board had the power to commute death penalties, he also found the proposed agenda item to be against Marsy's Law, which affords rights to crime victims.
After a tracking device placed by a private investigator was discovered on Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s personal vehicle, attorneys on behalf of Schieve filed a complaint requesting restitution, among other actions.
The discussion item, listed on the board's agenda, comes after attempts to abolish the death penalty through the legislative process in 2021 failed. At the time, Sisolak announced there was “no path forward.”
Last year, Justice James Hardesty empaneled a commission of water officials and District Court judges to study how cases are moving through the legal system. We spoke to Hardesty about the commission’s progress and the judiciary’s role in hearing water disputes.
Nevadans have been able to purchase medical marijuana from dispensaries since 2000, but attorneys in the case said the pharmacy board “forcibly” continued listing cannabis in a manner similar to illicit substances, such as heroin and methamphetamine.
Nevada officials repeated that assessment, the report said, with one telling investigators that there was a “mindset” that “children need to go to residential” because of the lack of community services.
Her case also names the City of Las Vegas as a defendant, claiming the city acted to impede the investigation into Fiore’s assault, including destroying video evidence, and failed to protect Seaman during the incident.
When Justice Elissa Cadish asked Liakopoulos if he took responsibility for the actions that lead to his conviction, he said he felt pressured into making a promise to vote for the tax increase, but that “I should have been truthful with the lady, regardless of the circumstances.”