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The coroner's office has a backlog of 14 inquests into police-related shootings. Thanks to a legal battle, it may not get to those inquests anytime soon. The inquest process was recently revamped after a series of officer-related shootings, but a recent court challenge filed by three Metro police officers is delaying that process. The last coroner's inquest was nine months ago, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that they might not catch up until 2013. So what happened? What led to this delay, and when might families and police next see an inquest process?
Brian Haynes, reporter, LVRJ