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Radio issues force police to double-up in patrol cars

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police say radio communication problems in the Las Vegas valley's latest officer-involved shooting has forced officers to double-up in patrol units.

Assistant Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said there were radio problems on June 26 when an officer was involved in an exchange of gunfire with suspect Joshua Bacharach. Lombardo said the radio problems caused a delay in the officer getting back up help. Police officers have been doubled-up in patrol cars since Tuesday. 

No one was injured by gunfire that night, but Bacharach, an ex-felon, did suffer a bite from a police dog when he was taken into custody. Bacharach faces attempted murder charges.

Metro Police is currently in the process of getting a new radio system.


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