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October 18, 2017

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Las Vegas vigil planned for teen killed by police in Missouri

A group of community activists plans to gather Thursday night in Las Vegas to commemorate Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

The group has created a Facebook event page​ to promote the vigil, dubbed “Don’t Shoot LV.” It begins at 7 p.m. at 2420 N. Martin L. King Drive, at West Carey Ave.

Organizer Derek Washington said the group of eight organizers, mostly UNLV students, will also rally for changes in local policing tactics.

One of those changes, Washington said, is requiring all Metro Police officers to wear on-body cameras. The police department is developing a pilot program for the devices, and participation is voluntary, except for officers hired after July 11.

Organizers anticipate at least 100 attendees; the event’s Facebook page had 147 RSVPs as of noon today.

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