- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Latest on the school police shooting of a 14-year-old Reno boy on a high school campus (all times local, PST):

1:15 p.m.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is pressing school district officials in Reno for more information about the circumstances and policies that led to a campus police officer shooting a 14-year-old boy a week ago.

Washoe County school officials have refused to say if their armed officers also carry Tasers or pepper spray.

Cheryl Pitchford, the boy’s mother, was among 100 people who marched to district headquarters Wednesday to deliver a petition demanding school police be equipped with non-lethal weapons.

Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno confirmed Thursday their campus officers carry Tasers.

The ACLU said Thursday law officers have a duty to use only the degree of force necessary to maintain community safety.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide