Joe Lombardo Has The Strip But Not The Police Union: Can He Become The Next Sheriff?

Joe Lombardo doesn't have the vote of Las Vegas police union. But he has a raft of campaign contributions, much of that from resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.

The question is whether or not that's enough for him to beat popular former police Capt. Larry Burns in this November's election.

Lombardo talks to KNPR's State of Nevada about the police union, militarization of police, use-of-force policies and his reputation as a research-based decision maker.


Joe Lombardo, Clark County sheriff candidate

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