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UNLV questions NLVPD's actions during recent visit to campus

An alleged training session involving North Las Vegas Police officers was questioned Wednesday. UNLV sent out a community alert about an incident in which North Las Vegas Police officers entered the campus for training without notifying campus police or university leadership.

The letter said in part:

"Last night, after the conclusion of the "I Imagine" poetry event outside the Student Union, sponsored by the UNLV Center for Social Justice, Black Lives Matter UNLV, and Students Organizing Diversity Activities, seven police officers from North Las Vegas entered the UNLV campus on motorcycles and drove around the pedestrian-only area.

The officers entered campus without notifying campus police or university leadership. Understandably, this activity caused concern among students, faculty, and staff."

The Black Lives Matter group at UNLV posted video of the incident on its Facebook page.

The North Las Vegas Police department was asked about the incident, and it said the officers were conducting an unrelated training exercise in the vicinity of UNLV. But UNLV is concerned with the timing of the alleged training and conduct of the officers and has expressed to the agency that it would like an apology.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW will have a live report and a response from North Las Vegas Police on 8 News NOW at 6 p.m.