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Sheriff Lombardo says first police body camera footage to be released on Wednesday

LAS VEGAS – Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo who runs the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday that they will comply with the Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling and release of the October 1 Massacre records.

Lombardo said that on Wednesday the LVMPD will release the footage of body cameras from two of the officers who initially made entry into Stephen Paddock’s 32ndfloor suite at the Mandalay Bay on October 1.

Lombardo said that the other records and evidence will be released over several months on a rolling basis.  He said this will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense and that detectives will have to be reassigned from their normal workload to fulfill the demand.

He cautioned survivors and family members of those killed that video from the concert venue, when released, is graphic and may cause further trauma.

Lombardo said, “we will not be granting interviews with employees,” and many police officers will have to relive the incident.

 


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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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