Metro, unions at odds over policing plan

Violent crime is up in the valley, and Metro is putting an emergency plan in place to address the problem. Two unions that represent police, however, say that a plan already in place may be to blame for the uptick in crime.

“I think we’re in a crisis,” said Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) Executive Director Mark Chaparian.

“From the supervisors and the officers that we’re interacting with, they are painting a very bleak picture for what’s going on in our city right now,” added Las Vegas Police Managers and Supervisors Association (LVPMSA) Chairman Lt. John Faulis.

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