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Understanding the new coroner's inquest process

Reported by: Gerard Ramalho
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Updated: 5/01/2012 12:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Legal papers are flying back and forth in the effort to stop an upcoming coroner's inquest -- now less than three days away.

On Monday lawyers for the Clark County coroner and the local court system responded to a request for an emergency injunction from the police officers' union to stop inquests.

Once the union files a counter-response, the state Supreme Court could issue a ruling at any time.

The inquest is scheduled to start Thursday and will look into the death of Eduardo Lopez-Hernandez.

He died after repeated Taser hits during an encounter with Nevada Highway Patrol troopers in August of 2010.
The inquest scheduled for this Thursday will be the first in about 18 months but there are 18 others are still pending.

News 3's Gerard Ramalho has been following developments in the inquest process and has the latest information.
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