CLARKS TRADING POST TURNING INTO ANOTHER CRISIS
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says it has fired a sheriff’s deputy after he allegedly posted on Facebook that “a white man has raped me” and then killed a young black woman in the parking lot of his business.
Deputy Joseph Riggs, 40, of Las Vegas, is on paid administrative leave while the Clark County Commission decides what to do about him.
The sheriff’s office said in a news release Thursday that it was not aware of the Facebook post until Monday, when it was shared on the sheriff’s Facebook page.
Clark County Sheriff Wayne Williams said the sheriff has been briefed about the incident.
The Sheriff’s Department is in charge of the investigation and the Sheriff’s office is cooperating fully with the commission, he said.