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Poppa: Las Vegas Police compromised crime scene by leaking photos

One of the leaked photos that most likely was shot with a cell phone, according to Doug Poppa.


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Doug Poppa

Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.
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  • noelogara

    Doug you’ve got to put yourself in that leakers position as a cop who confronted corruption and lies as you did when you were in the force. Now that cop you are complaining about has given you and the public the evidence to question the sheriff’s verdict which was made public before any forensic investigation could take place. If those pics had never been seen by the public nobody could question Lombardo’s verdict. I think the guy who took the pics and passed them on deserves great credit and I doubt if he asked for any cash for them because he knew that Paddock had two bullet holes, one in his heart and another through his mouth probably leaving the bullet fragments in the floor under his head. You think Lombardo waited long enough to check that out? Perhaps that cop tried to tell the boss that Paddock was murdered. You know they wouldn’t listen to him if they had already made their minds up what to say in public.

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