Vegas Officer in Fatal Shooting Put on Desk Duty


A Las Vegas Metro police officer who shot and killed an unarmed marijuana dealer has been reassigned to a desk job for violating Metro policies, police spokeswoman Barb Morgan said.

Police officer Bryan Yant, who was on paid administrative leave since the fatal June shooting of Trevon Cole, 21, was found justified in that shooting by a coroner's inquest.

Police said Yant shot Cole after confronting him in the bathroom of a home on Bonanza Road near Eastern Avenue.

Yant had also been involved in two previous shootings, police told FOX5 in June.

Police said Yant had fatally shot a robbery suspect in November 2001.

The second shooting happened in December 2004 and was not fatal.

During Cole's inquest, Yant told a jury of seven that he mistakenly put false information on paperwork to get a search warrant for Cole's apartment.

He had included the criminal history for a different Trevon Cole, which could have been verified by comparing vital information, such as birth dates and other personal information.

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