CCSD Releases 1,967 Pages About 2023 Police Confrontation With Durango High School Students

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Attorneys for the Clark County School District have released 1,967 pages about the 2023 police standoff with students outside Durango High School, where an officer was seen knocking a student to the ground.

Earlier this year, a judge ordered CCSD to release body camera video of the Feb. 9, 2023 incident, all the result of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. The trial also led to the release of nearly 2,000 pages of documents.

This is the cost to obtain body camera footage from an incident near Durango High School.

CCSD attorneys, through the communications department, released the documents today shortly before 5:00 pm Friday “in the spirit of transparency.” Many of the documents include correspondence from FOX5, the ACLU and other media outlets requesting reporting of the incident and body camera video. CCSD officials responded to various requests, saying an investigation involving minors was “privileged” and “confidential” information and denied the requests.

The ACLU sent FOX5 this statement surrounding the documents:

“After winning the court case against CCSD, we are receiving emails related to the violent attack on our clients at Durango High School by CCSD police. It’s absurd that CCSD forced us to sue them for these records, but like I said, we’re happy to challenge any government entity that so disrespects the community. It will take time to review the records that have been provided as well as the privileges the district has asserted to withhold from others. We intend to follow up after this review is complete.”