LAS VEGAS — The ACLU of Nevada represents two Durango High School students who were attacked by Clark County School District Police in February in an incident that was caught on camera. Recent news coverage reports that the school district is refusing to release bodycam footage and other records to the news press, and this is also true for the ACLU of Nevada.
ACLU of Nevada Legal Director Chris Peterson released the following statement:
“CCSD police have repeatedly and falsely suggested our clients were involved with guns in order to justify their officers violently attacking and detaining our clients without cause. Our clients demand this slander cease and that the bodycam footage be released immediately. Even though we have stated multiple times to the public and the District that we represent the young men attacked during the incident, CCSD rejected the ACLU of Nevada’s request for these public records. Considering how quickly police release footage when it is in their favor, this is unacceptable and violates Nevada’s Public Records Act. The body-worn camera footage should be released immediately. If the requested records are not released within the next 30 days, we will be taking this matter to court.”
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