Henderson Police Beating Judgement Spurs Resignations

In Late October 2010, Nevada Highway Patrol and Henderson Police officers approached the 4-door sedan driven by Adam Greene with guns drawn. Even though officers were screaming at him to exit his vehicle, Adam Greene didn’t move. Moments later, an officer kicked in the driver’s side window of Mr. Greene’s car, pulling him to the ground and screaming.

As the officers pulled Adam Greene from his car, he was thrown to the ground. Additional officers came to the scene, repeatedly kicking Adam Greene on the ground. One even screamed “Stop resisting, mother#$%!er repeatedly. Then Mr. Greene was searched and police found insulin on his person. Quickly realizing they had not beaten a drunk driver but instead someone in diabetic shock, the Nevada Highway Patrol and Henderson Police officers openly discussed fallout from the incident. If you have been victim of a police assault and would like to begin a Nevada personal injury case to recover monetary reimbursement for lost work, medical bills and pain & suffering, contact Benson and Bingham, one of the leading Las Vegas personal injury law firms for a free legal consultation.

Mr. Greene was eventually awarded nearly $300,000 for the attack. Additionally, Henderson City Manager, Mark Calhoun retired and today it was announced that Henderson Police Chief Jutta Chambers would also resign. At this time, disciplinary proceedings against the Nevada Highway Patrol or Henderson Police officers involved with the incident have not been announced. If you have been injured in a police brutality personal injury incident involving a Las Vegas Area police department, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.

In 2010 and 2011, Benson and Bingham secured over $24,000,000 in injury awards for their clients. The law firm’s Nevada licensed attorneys work to develop strong and trusting relationships with their clients to ensure all of a case’s facts are presented to the jury.

New Studies Illustrate Pollution Threats to Las Vegas, Reno Residents

Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas power much of America’s and Nevada’s economy. Some of the energy in Nevada is generated by renewable means as well, including the gigantic turbines at Hoover Dam, geothermal installations across the Northern areas of the Silver State. The mountains of the Sierras are increasingly providing more and more wind power to Nevada and small solar installations are powering homes across the state while Southern Nevada is seeing more and more construction of large scale solar farms, feeding even more electricity to the power grid.

The majority of electricity generated across the country and in Nevada is generated by the burning of coal. Coal, while very inexpensive to burn per kilowatt hour, spews a broad range of toxins into the atmosphere. Those toxins have repeatedly been found to cause significant respiratory problems for those who live near power plants. Recent findings by universities and the EPA in Boston, Providence, and Chicago have found that the toxins associated with burning fossil fuels also can increase the incidence of stroke and memory loss. Valley communities like Las Vegas, Clark County, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are especially vulnerable to the dangerous air conditions due to pollution. If you have suffered serious health effects in Las Vegas due to polluting fossil fuels, contact Benson and Bingham for a free legal consultation today.

Benson and Bingham are one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the State of Nevada. Our attorneys work to develop trusting and communicative relationships with our clients, so we are best able to represent them. These trusting relationships enable our attorneys to zealously represent our clients through negotiations and in court. While we cannot promise a successful outcome to your case, our attorneys have had significant recent success – in 2010 and 2011 we secured over $24,000,000 in injury awards for our clients. Contact Benson and Bingham for a free personal injury consultation today.