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$600,000 settlement for law enforcement after Vegas shooting

Nevada Appeal staff report

A police officer takes cover behind a police vehicle during a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Attorney General's Office has provided $600,000 in non-taxpayer settlement funds to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for costs sustained by the department.

The funding results from a deceptive trade settlement obtained by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection in July and processed in an expedited manner at the direction of Gov. Brian Sandoval.

"As our community continues to heal following the Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy, it remains important to support those who worked around the clock in the immediate aftermath of this tragedy. My office is proud to provide the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with $600,000 in non-taxpayer settlement dollars to help offset investigative costs for our first responders," Attorney General Adam Laxalt said.

On Oct. 12, the federal government announced $1 million of additional resources would be directed toward the Nevada Department of Emergency Management to assist with overtime costs. The funding provided by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General will be used to offset Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigative costs not covered under the federal funding guidelines or that exceed the federal amount.