"They keep them if a doctor agrees with the assessment and says this person needs to be on a 72-hour hold," said John McGrath, Las Vegas police deputy chief. "But we've had people who have been released in 15 minutes. We have people who we have taken multiple times in the same day. That part of the system is broken."
Chief John McGrath had said previously that The Metropolitan apartment building near one of the city's downtown entertainment districts had been inspected dozens of times during the course of construction and met all code requirements.