Clark County officials determined the Aug. 25 officer-involved death of Eduardo Lopez-Hernandez will be postponed until the newly passed Clark County Ordinance is in place.
The Clark County Commission voted 4-2 Tuesday to change the inquest process. One of the major changes will be the addition of an ombudsperson to represent the victim’s family at the hearings.
The Lopez-Hernandez inquest was originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 16. Media will be notified of the new hearing date once it is scheduled.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.