Oct. 18, 2022

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

On the morning of Oct 13, 2022, Metro Police Officer Truong Thai was murdered by a convicted criminal in possession of a firearm while responding to a domestic dispute. The murder occurred near Flamingo and University Drive, a problematic area with several weekly hotels, homeless people, and high crime.

Yesterday, Metro Police held a press conference to discuss the shooting death of officer

The real action on the body-worn camera video starts at 6:43 minutes.

Sheriff Lombardo, who is running for Nevada governor, navigated the presser without any overt political comments:

“He’s an honorable officer, a commendable officer. He’d done a fantastic job as part of the law enforcement community through his tenure here.”

The alleged killer is Tyson Hampton, who was charged in 2020 with drawing a Deadly Weapon in threatening, a manner, a Misdemeanor, and Assault, with use of deadly weapon a felony. According to court records, it appears he was involved in a domestic dispute at the time he drew his Glock 19. He was ordered to stay away from two females. Hampton pled to one misdemeanor plus:

  1. Suspended Jail Sentence, 90 Days 04/05/2021 – 10/04/2021, , Closed 10/04/2021
  2. Stay Out of Trouble, minimum 6 months 04/05/2021 – 10/04/2021, , Satisfied 10/04/2021
  3. Community Service, 50 Hours In Lieu of fine 04/05/2021 – 10/04/2021, Closed 04/05/2021
  4. Stay Away Order, from Taryn and Tristan Harris 04/05/2021 – 10/04/2021, , Closed 10/04/2021
  5. Property Forfeited, Glock 19 9mm (S#BKVC974) under Metro Event #200700100049 04/05/2021 – 10/04/2021, , Closed 10/04/2021

But one cannot ignore that this cop killer is just the latest in a string of violent criminals given multiple chances under the Dems’ failed criminal justice reform. Under the guise of reducing the number of blacks in prison, Dems have consistently ignored the high risk a young violent man like Tyson poses. Yes, it was his first offense, but the fact that he drew and aimed a firearm should have been a red flag. But in our plea bargain woke factory, race is the primary issue, not the offense or risk to innocent people they will hurt if released.

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