Local NAACP praises Metro for transparency, wants choke holds banned

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas NAACP spoke out Thursday night about the in-custody death of a man near the Las Vegas Strip this past weekend.
   
The local chapter of the civil rights group is praising the Metro Police Department for its transparency in the investigation, but the NAACP says there was also a lot of things done wrong by officers leading up to the man's death.

Many in the community are upset over the in-custody death of 40-year old Tashii Brown, also known as Tashii Farmer.
   
Metro Police have called for calm and patience until the investigation is finished.  Leaders with the NAACP say the officer needs to be held accountable for his actions because he could have de-escalated the situation.

8 News NOW Reporter Mauricio Marin has the story.