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The federal Justice Department report released last week on police shootings put Metro Police under the microscope.

On Monday, the head of the police union said he agrees with 90 to 95 percent of the report, but said he also wants change.

The groundbreaking review of Metro officer-involved shootings found that when too many officers are on a crime scene, tactical errors and fatalities are more prevalent.

Chris Collins, executive director of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, said Metro needs a new rank, between officer and sergeant.

“There’s not enough supervisors out there on the street to respond to all the armed individual calls,” he said. “Many large city police departments have the corporal rank. One of them that has a significant role in this report is the Los Angeles Police Department, and they have the corporal rank.

Read the rest of Aaron Drawhorn’s report at 8News Now KLAS-TV Las Vegas.

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