On July 7, 2009, the ACLU of Nevada made a formal request under Nevada’s Public Records laws for information about the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's implementation of the 287(g) program. The ACLU of Nevada is seeking, among other things, racial arrest statistics for the 6 months before and after Metro commenced its 287(g) program. The goal is to determine whether there has been any change in arrests for certain offenses or if there has been any change in the arrest of certain racial groups.
On August 12, Metro responded to the public records request and stated that certain documents were available for inspection. Attorneys plan to inspect the documents and release their findings once the information has been analyzed.