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July 29, 2015

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Henderson suspends officer over destroyed police vehicle

Authorities have remained tight-lipped surrounding the events that led a Henderson Police SWAT vehicle to be destroyed after it caught on fire.

“We’ve launched an internal investigation to determine the details of what happened, and the officer who was driving the vehicle has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of that investigation,” Henderson government spokesman Bud Cranor said.

Officer Justin Simo was in possession of the vehicle, but it was unclear if he was driving when the fire began last Wednesday night, Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said.

Cranor said the city is conducting its own investigation and cannot comment further until the fire and subsequent destruction of the vehicle has been looked into, Cranor said.

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