LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Internal Affairs said a homicide detective did not violate policy when he shared confidential details of a murder investigation to Las Vegas Township Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson, according to Connie Land, whose daughter Sydney along with her friend Nehemiah Kauffman were the victims in the unsolved October 2016 double slaying.
Land, whose Op-Ed, ‘Who killed my daughter?’ was published by the Baltimore Post-Examiner on June 7, said she was disturbed that LVMPD Homicide Detective Jarrod Grimmett had shared confidential details about the murder investigation of her daughter and Kauffman to Tobiasson.
She reported what Grimmett said to Tobiasson to Internal Affairs this year. Internal Affairs concluded Grimmett’s sharing confidential information about a homicide investigation did not a violate departmental policy. Internal Affairs confirmed to the Baltimore Post-Examiner that they did talk to Land, but they would not comment on what they told her or if it is a violation.
Grimmett could not be reached for comment. He is still the detective involved in the murder case.
Excerpts from Land’s Op-Ed:
There are so many questions I desperately want answers to. Why was one of my homicide detectives, Jarrod Grimmett, providing confidential information regarding evidence and suspects pertaining to the homicide investigation to Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson, when she and her daughter had interactions with Shane Valentine, one of the persons of interest?
For the six months, while Judge Tobiasson and I were communicating, she referenced conversations between herself and Grimmett in text messages and phone conversations, including details about specific evidence found at the apartment and certain records obtained in relation to the case.
Tobiasson mentioned to the Baltimore Post- Examiner that Grimmett confided in her that three people were involved in the double murder. The murder happened around 12:30 a.m. on October 26. Grimmett told her convicted felons Shane Valentine and Dominique Thompson (Domo) went to Neo and Sydney’s apartment. Grimmett also told her that evidence points to Frankie Zappia, whose stepdad is a retired police officer.
Tobiasson said, “The first detective who is investigating the case (Grimmett), thank God is someone who knows me and respects me, and I have a good relationship with. He tells me for the first three or four weeks after the murders while Shane is on the run, what information they have and what proof they have that Shane’s involved and they have his phone ping at the apartment…”
It makes it very hard to have any hope that homicide wants to solve this case. Was Grimmett trying to sabotage any possibility of using the DNA evidence collected in this investigation when he made this following comment?
This is a statement made on national television by Grimmett to Crime Watch Daily, which aired on April 27, 2018, referencing DNA evidence found in the OPEN homicide investigation:
“There were several items that contained DNA evidence, but the problem is these people had a lot of friends, a lot of associates, a lot of people that hung out at the apartment, so working through all of the details of what was relevant and what’s not, has been a challenge.” “I mean when I refer to DNA, there’s cigarette butts everywhere. Ashtrays full of stuff. Drink cups everywhere. So, you talk about DNA being in the apartment, there’s all kinds of stuff you know, so who knows what’s supposed to be there and what wasn’t supposed to be there.”
It is like banging my head against the wall. For over 24 months I begged to my lead detective, sergeants, and lieutenants in homicide that I did not want Grimmett on this case. I believed he was negligent and potentially corrupt. He appeared to be sharing information in an open investigation with Tobiasson which could potentially damage this case. There would be no hope for justice for Sydney.
Desperate, I provided all of my correspondence with Judge Tobiasson, to the homicide detectives in October 2017. Even after all of the documentation, I provided, as well as public statements made by the Judge confirming their communications, my requests for his removal from this case have been discarded like trash. I was told two weeks ago, by the sergeant in homicide that Dosch and Grimmett are STILL working this investigation when they have time.
Land filed a complaint to LVMPD Internal Affairs Bureau
Connie Land told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that in mid-May of this year she filed a telephonic complaint with the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) against Homicide Detective Grimmett and spoke with IAB Detective W. Williams.
Land told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that she subsequently sent Williams information to support her complaint against Grimmett.
In a June 12 email sent to IAB Det. Williams by Land and obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner, Land also questioned the handling of the October 8, 2016 shooting by Shane Valentine into Nehemiah Kauffman’s mother’s home, just weeks prior to the October 26, 2016 murders of her daughter and Nehemiah Kauffman:
So many problems with the handling of this case and homicide, but you already know that. I do have another serious issue regarding the shooting on October 8, 2016, at Nehemiah Kauffman’s family residence.
Shane Valentine shot into the house with 5 people in the home during the sequence of events. He ran his car into the garage door and threw a rock through a window. There were multiple eyewitnesses who saw Shane Valentine do all of these things and heard him verbally threaten Nehemiah’s life.
The crime scene investigators who worked the crime scene knowingly failed to retrieve and collect all of the evidence from the scene. I know the plastic parts of front grill and rock(s) were collected, but CSA failed to retrieve the bullet(s) shot into the house. Is this a violation of policy?
If the bullet was not easily accessible, there were witnesses who heard the verbal threat to his life. Why over the next 2 weeks did CSA and detective not go back and retrieve the bullets? The bullet(s) were easily accessible.
Why did the detectives close the case less than a week later due to insufficient evidence, knowing not all the EVIDENCE was collected at the scene? Is this a violation of policy?
After the murders happened, Detective Dosch went into the evidence room to pull bullets to compare from October 8 shooting and the double homicide. There were no bullet(s) in evidence from the October 8thevent, this is why Detective Dosch and CSA had to return to the Kauffman residence 3 weeks after October 8thshooting and after the double homicide and retrieved the bullets from the attic.
Where is the negligence on this case, CSA, the detectives, or both? They failed to properly investigate this case and closed the case without all of the evidence? The police knew Shane Valentine had an outstanding warrant during the time of the shooting on October 8th.
Regardless of the fact we/Sydney were not the victims of that incident on October 8thor not – Shane Valentine threatened to kill Nehemiah, Frankie Zappia (LVMPD officer Dano Giersdorf’s stepdaughter and person of interest in double homicide) and Sydney, my daughter, that morning. Nehemiah and Sydney were found dead 2 weeks later.
For further details read our February 4, 2019, Baltimore Post-Examiner story, ‘Las Vegas sex-trafficker who is suspect in unsolved double homicide threatened victims weeks before the murders’.
(Shane Valentine is in prison as he was charged with the shooting into the Kauffman residence, based on an investigation done by Homicide Detective Mitchell Dosch, not by any action of the police who investigated the October 8, 2016 shooting.)
Land also questioned to Internal Affairs why LVMPD Vice Detective Gregory Flores who was a family friend and alleged godfather to Frankie Zappia, had executed search warrants on her apartment and the residence of Zappia’s pimp, Dominique Thompson, after the murders because the Homicide Division had requested Vice to do the search warrants.
(The Baltimore Post-Examiner was told by a family member that Greg Flores was the godfather/sponsor to Frankie Zappia during her Roman Catholic confirmation because Flores was a friend of Zappia’s stepfather, now retired LVMPD police officer Daniel “Dano” Giersdorf.)
Homicide was looking for a weapon that was possibly used in the double murders.
The Baltimore Post-Examiner has confirmed from a police source that the request for Vice to execute the search warrants came from Homicide Detective Mitchell Dosch.
Records obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner after the Land/Kauffman murders show the police executed several search warrants on the Las Vegas residences of Dominique “Domo” Thompson, including a high-end condo where Frankie Zappia was residing. Thompson, a prior convicted felon was found to be in possession of a 9-millimeter semi-automatic handgun and a semi-automatic rifle. Thompson is in federal prison for charges of a felon in possession of a firearm. During the search warrants, the police also seized about $9,000 in cash.
Apparently, since nobody has been charged with the double murders two-and-half years after they occurred, it could be safe to say that no firearm or recovered bullet(s) that were confiscated by the police during the investigation were used in the murders. Then again, with all that has gone on surrounding this case, it might not be safe to take anything for granted at this point.
The LVMPD Internal Affairs Bureau responds to Land’s complaint
Connie Land told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that on June 19 IAB Det. Williams informed her that he looked into Det. Grimmett based on the information she provided and what he requested from Homicide and his determination was that Grimmett did not violate police policy by giving confidential information about the homicide investigation to Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson.
Land said that Williams also told her that Vice Det. Gregory Flores did not violate police policy because it is not against department policy for officers to work on cases involving family and friends.
Land told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that as an example, Williams said he was in IA and may have to investigate somebody who was his friend.
Land said she never got an answer if department policy was violated by the crime scene analyst on scene at the October 8, 2016 shooting into the Kaufman residence.
However, the LVMPD policy manual states under Crime Scene Investigations, that the reason for conducting crime scene investigations are to protect, to gather, and to preserve all evidential facts and material that tend to prove or disprove that a criminal offense has been committed, and to identify the party or parties responsible.
LVMPD CSA [Crime Scene Analyst] responsibilities; At all crime scenes which Criminalistics Bureau personnel are required to process, the crime scene analyst(s) responding to the scene will properly book and seal all evidence at the actual crime scene.
At crime scenes in which Criminalistics Bureau personnel are not requested, the officer locating the evidence will properly book and seal the evidence.
Let’s go back to the October 8, 2016 shooting into an occupied dwelling incident.
Since the bullet(s) were never recovered at that time from the Kauffman residence then how could a suspect (Shane Valentine in this case) if caught and who may have had a weapon, how could ballistic analysis be conducted if there were no bullet(s) in evidence to match the bullet to a weapon?
Was Shane Valentine, a known pimp “protected” by corrupt Vice cops?
Tobiasson told the Baltimore Post-Examiner in 2018:
“I learned pretty quickly that Shane Valentine was also untouchable, no matter what I said to the police about him, they never went after him.”
“Now, mind you I am telling the police about Shane now for six months, and then I learn this detail and I freak out because now I realize that he was targeting certain types of girls or certain families, now I know for sure.”
“So, I call Vice again and I said I have just learned that he is the same guy who pimped out the other judge’s daughter, and they seemed to be shocked, however I now know that they knew exactly who he was and exactly who he had pimped out when I first gave his information to them. They knew he was the guy who had pimped out this judge’s daughter. They knew he had never been charged, they had never submitted a case on him, and they’ve never gone after him.”
“Shane Valentine was associated with a place called Milk Money which is the same kind of thing as Top Notch, you know it’s like a front, they use all these clothing stores and strip malls and at area malls, that look like clothing stores from the front but they’re actually unlicensed clubs. And they’re all over town. Milk Money is from my understanding from talking to people in the industry is owned and run by Mally Mall, that should explain some things to you because Shane Valentine was associated with Milk Money.”
“Mally Mall’s people, in other words, pimps that worked under Mally Mall’s permission were pretty much untouchable. Just like Ocean Fleming and Raymond Sharp said. So, which explains why they never ever went after Shane Valentine. So, he does get charged with the burglary, kind of hard not to since it was on videotape and they put it all over the news, and so while he’s out on bail on that burglary, while I continue to go to the police and while he continues to harass my daughter, the police continue to do nothing.”
BPE: And why do you think that nobody cares about the crimes he commits?
Tobiasson: Because they never investigate them, and he never gets arrested for them unless of course, they are on videotape. I mean they had opportunities over and over and over. I mean he didn’t even get charged in the case with the other judge’s daughter when he was there, and he was directing her beating.
BPE: And why do you think it is, and why do you think he is protected?
Tobiasson: Because he’s working for Mally Mall, he’s protected, they’ve been paid to protect him.
Baltimore Post-Examiner requested comment from LVMPD Public Information Office
On June 20, 2019 the following media request for comment was sent to the LVMPD PIO:
The Baltimore Post-Examiner request clarification on the following:
Connie Land, the mother of Sydney Land one of the victims in the October 2016 unsolved double homicide, informed the Baltimore Post-Examiner that on Wednesday she had a telephone conversation with LVMPD Internal Affairs Bureau Detective W. Williams P#9707, in which Det. Williams stated he had investigated Mrs. Land’s complaint against Homicide Detective Jarrod Grimmett.
According to Land she had filed a telephonic complaint a few weeks ago with the IAB and spoke with Williams concerning Det. Grimmett releasing confidential information to his friend (Judge) Melanie Andress-Tobiasson in 2016 concerning details of the investigation of the double homicide.
BPE has previously published articles where Tobiasson had admitted in a recorded interview with the BPE that Grimmett, a close friend of hers, was giving her confidential information about the homicide investigation and Shane Valentine, a person of interest in the case, and others. Tobiasson also admitted to Mrs. Land that she had been receiving information from Grimmett about the case and sent Land text messages stating so, that the BPE also published in several stories.
On Wednesday, IAB Det. Williams told Land that Det. Grimmett did not violate any departmental policy by providing the information to Tobiasson.
How is that possible?
To complicate matters further, Tobiasson was an interested party as she had contact with Shane Valentine in the past, admitted in a recorded conversation with the BPE that she threatened Valentine through his attorney and later kicked in the door to his residence, prior to the homicide.
Tobiasson stated that her daughter Sarah was friends with Nehemiah Kauffman, the other victim in the unsolved double homicide and that Sarah also had contact with Valentine.
Melanie Tobiasson had major conflicts and an unknown motive for wanting information about the homicides.
Tobiasson stated to the BPE that Grimmett was giving her information because he was her friend who she has known for years. Tobiasson was not involved in any official capacity during the homicide investigation, i.e. search warrants, etc.
If Grimmett did not violate any departmental policy by compromising a double homicide investigation by “leaking” confidential details about DNA evidence, suspects names and the content of text messages of Nehemiah Kauffman and more to his friend Melanie Tobiasson, a private citizen, then is it safe to say that any other department personnel can release whatever information they want to, to any other citizen regardless of the consequences, with impunity, since they would not be violating a departmental policy?
Indeed there are several policies in the LVMPD manual concerning integrity (maintains trust and confidentiality), accountability (adhering to high standards of conduct and performance), and the releasing of information concerning investigations without the approval of a supervisor, and many others as you are surely aware of.
Is there a new rule/policy that we are not aware of that states a detective can release information to anyone he so desires?
Additionally, according to Mrs. Land Det. Williams in his conversation with her on Wednesday told her that it is also not against LVMPD policy for officers to work on cases involving family and friends.
Can you please clarify IAB Det. Williams response?
Does that mean that a detective can execute a search warrant during a homicide investigation when one of the targets of the search warrant is someone that he knows personally?
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not respond to our request for comment.
Baltimore Post-Examiner makes contact with the LVMPD Internal Affairs Bureau
On June 24 at 3:14 p.m. I made contact with LVMPD Internal Affairs Bureau Detective W. Williams. Williams admitted that an Internal Affairs investigation was conducted on Homicide Det. Jarrod Grimmett but he “couldn’t discuss it”.
I told him that Connie Land had told me that he had told her that Grimmett did not violate department policy by leaking confidential details of the homicide investigation to Melanie Andress-Tobiasson. Williams replied, “I can’t discuss it.”.
After talking with Williams, at 3:26 p.m. I called the LVMPD Homicide Division and asked for Det. Grimmett. I was transferred to his extension; however, the phone rang over 20 times and did not roll over to voicemail.
Tobiasson’s comments to the Baltimore Post-Examiner about Grimmett
As we previously reported in several stories, Tobiasson claimed in a recorded interview with the Baltimore Post-Examiner in May of 2018 that LVMPD Homicide Detective Jarrod Grimmett confided in her that three people were involved in the double murder. She said the murder happened around 12:30 a.m. on October 26 when Grimmett told her convicted felons Shane Valentine and Dominique Thompson (Domo) went to Neo and Sydney’s apartment. Grimmett also told her that evidence points to Frankie Zappia, whose stepdad is a retired LVMPD police officer.
How would Tobiasson know the exact time the Land/Kauffman murders happened if indeed they did occur at 12:30 a.m. on October 26, 2016, as she stated, unless that information came from a detective working the case.
“I told you about the detective that was originally on the case, he told me all the evidence they had that showed it was Shane, Domo and Frankie,” Tobiasson later said in that same recorded interview.
“The first detective who is investigating the case, thank God is someone who knows me and respects me, and I have a good relationship with, he tells me for the first three or four weeks after the murders while Shane is on the run, what information they have and what proof they have that Shane’s involved and they have his phone ping at the apartment and then what happens is that after the murders the phone is turned off almost immediately and then the next time his phone is turned on, it’s in Baker, California.”
“Now after the double homicide, they get Neo’s phone and there’s like forty thousand text messages on it. Apparently, Neo never deleted his text. There’s text messages between Neo and Shane, there’s text messages between [daughter of LVMPD Officer and Neo ….and many, many, many other text messages on his phone. I’m advised of this by the detective working on this case that they have this information.”
“I’m told they have Domo’s DNA, that Frankie’s phone pings at the apartment, that they caught Frankie in all kinds of lies and one of the most significant things is that after the two are dead, nobody ever texted them again.”
“So Shane gets arrested in California, he gets extradited back to Vegas and he gets charged with the drive-by shooting and I find out from the homicide detective that there are four other, now mind you he’s been out on bail on a burglary charge since May and then murders are committed in October. There were four other burglary cases that were sitting in the DA’s Office that had DNA and fingerprints that tied Shane Valentine to those burglaries, that they never filed. He’s out on bail on a burglary, they close the drive-by shooting case that they knew he did, and they got four other cases where that they have DNA and fingerprints and they don’t file on them and revoke his bail.”
Tobiasson reinforced her remarks made during the recorded interview about receiving information from Grimmett in a May 13, 2018 e-mail message to the Baltimore Post-Examiner:
“We know he [Shane Valentine] was involved based on everything I was told by the original homicide detective, Grimmett, coupled with the drive-by shooting on October 8that Neo’s house that, despite witnesses and previous threats, was closed by Metro as lacking prosecutorial merit and only reopened after Neo and Sydney’s heads were blown off by the pimp of a cops stepdaughter and another pimp who was given free rein to victimize anybody’s daughter he chose because the big man, Mally Mall, paid his police officers that well and the cops stepdaughter.”
Tobiasson’s remarks about Det. Grimmett to Connie Land
Keep in mind that before the Baltimore Post-Examiner even interviewed Tobiasson in 2018, Tobiasson according to Connie Land told her about receiving information from Grimmett. Tobiasson’s connection to Grimmett was confirmed as we previously reported that Grimmett is mentioned in text messages from Tobiasson to Land in 2017:
Tobiasson: 5/13/2017 1:42 PM – Haven’t heard from Grimmett but my other friend is in DC and promised he would call me first thing Monday morning.
Tobiasson: 7/22/2017 8:59 PM – I haven’t heard anything. I’m in Malibu until next Friday. I will reach out to Grimmett when I get back.
Tobiasson: 10/14/2017 3:55 PM – You have no reason to feel like an idiot. They are corrupt assholes. It wouldn’t have mattered how you treated them.
Land: 10/14/2017 9:31 PM – I have emailed you all the text messages with Dosch. Does not include photos. Texts with [LVMPD Vice Det. Greg] Flores. Syd’s data talk and text messages.
Tobiasson: 10/20/2017 7:05 AM – Do you have the content of your texts between you and Dosch.
Land tells Homicide Detective Mitchell Dosch about Tobiasson and Grimmett
The following texts messages between Connie Land and Detective Mitchell Dosch confirm that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was aware of Tobiasson’s actions since 2017:
Land:10/24/2017 8:14 PM – Detective, Tobiasson told me she needs all correspondence of my communication with you – emails, text messages, phone calls – I sent them to her.
Land:10/25/2017 6:29 AM – She wanted every communication between us – to not trust you.
Land:10/25/2017 6:41 AM – Detective she reached out to me first of May.
Land:10/25/2017 6:43 AM – She said from the beginning you have not wanted to investigate this. Grimmett was very upset when he suggested different things to try – he was taken off the case a month into it. There is so much….
Land:4/13/2018 9:32 AM – She referenced Grimmett countless times throughout the six months we were in communication. She said he is the only one I could trust. I am not saying anything one way or the other – but you need to know these things.
Land:4/13/2018 9:35 AM – I am not sharing this information to cast doubt, but I need you to know the communication and things that Melanie Tobiasson was saying in regard to Detective Grimmett.
Land:4/20/2018 6:32 AM – Melanie told me Grimmett was providing her the information from the case. She told me the only person I can trust is Grimmett. The first time I met her she had information I had never heard. I have heard too many things she said about Grimmett. Someone close to this case continually feeds Melanie what’s going on.
Dosch:4/20/2018 7:56 AM – In my opinion Melanie has lost her mind. Also, I trust Grimmett with my life. He is a good and righteous man with the victims best interest at heart.
Dosch:5/19/2018 5:08 PM – I’m sorry Connie, I couldn’t disagree with you more. I am proud to say there is absolutely no corruption with me or my partner or anyone in homicide. I know that with every fiber of my being. The folks in homicide are the only ones involved in this case. If anyone wishes to make an allegation against me they will be proven wrong. [Not so, the LVMPD Vice unit was also involved in the case, as I previously stated.]
Connie Land Deserves Answers
First of all, I would have a real serious problem with my partner if I found out that he was leaking confidential information concerning an active double homicide investigation that we were both working on together.
As a former criminal investigator, I find it appalling that Grimmett was providing all the details of the investigation to Tobiasson, as Tobiasson has admitted to both the Baltimore Post-Examiner and Connie Land. Tobiasson’s own voice and text messages speak for itself.
I don’t care if Tobiasson had a personal and or a professional relationship with Grimmett. Grimmett had no business leaking information to her. What makes it even worse was that Tobiasson and her daughter had involvement with Shane Valentine, a suspect in the double murders.
Why was Tobiasson so concerned about what the double homicide investigation was uncovering, so much so that she had to poison Connie Land’s mind into thinking she couldn’t trust Det. Dosch and that Grimmett was the only one to be trusted and asked Land to turn over all her communication messages with Dosch to her.
Did Grimmett document his conversations with Tobiasson in his investigative report and were his supervisors aware of what he was doing?
Was Grimmett aware of Tobiasson and her daughter’s involvement with Valentine while he was providing information to her?
Confidentiality, notwithstanding, proper police investigative protocols, demand that details of an active homicide investigation remain confidential. Information is so critical during an investigation and to compromise an ongoing investigation by releasing information to anyone that does not have a need to know, is incomprehensible.
Now let’s get to this alleged internal affairs “investigation” that IAB Det. Williams told Connie Land he had conducted.
What was the scope of that investigation; were Grimmett and Tobiasson interviewed; did Grimmett submit to a polygraph examination?
Is this just another LVMPD cover-up?
Why did the Office of the Sheriff give approval for Grimmett to make the comment to Crimewatch Daily in April 2018 that the DNA evidence found at the scene of the murders was useless? Why did they allow the crime scene photographs to be shown? This was still an open homicide investigation.
Connie Land turned over all the text messages that she had given Tobiasson to Det. Dosch in October of 2017. She told Dosch about what Tobiasson had said about Grimmett giving her information. What did Dosch do, did he turn over all that information to his supervisors and if so why wasn’t an internal affairs investigation conducted at that time?
If an IA investigation was done at that time then there would have been no need for IAB Det. Williams to conduct another inquiry when Land made her complaint!
As far as Grimmett not violating a department policy by leaking information to Tobiasson, as Land was told by Williams, if that is the case then the LVMPD has some real serious problems.
Police corruption, misconduct, negligence, and incompetence surround this case and to make matters even more complicated Tobiasson’s involvement raises further red flags.
Tobiasson told the Baltimore Post-Examiner that when LVMPD Vice detectives outed her and her daughter to Allie Bowden in front of her LVMPD police officer father on October 25, 2016, that led to the murders of Sydney Land and Nehemiah Kauffman. We still do not have a full explanation on that.
Did someone at that meeting have a motive to commit the murders?
Listen to the following audio clip of Tobiasson talking about the murders.
Connie Land also spoke with LVMPD Criminal Intelligence detectives about Tobaisson and as we reported in previous stories the FBI in 2018 asked for her cellphone because they wanted Tobiasson’s messages.
Land had her suspicions about talking to the LVMPD Criminal Intelligence detectives as you can see from Land’s text messages to a CI detective.
A retired ranking member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department made this comment to the Baltimore Post-Examiner concerning the LVMPD’s Criminal Intelligence unit:
“The biggest red flag to me is that Criminal Intelligence is nothing but a hit squad for the Clark County Sheriff. It doesn’t mean that they kill people, but all the way back to Bill Young and probably before that… they are purported to be overseeing the Mafia stuff… when in reality they get involved in the elections, undermining candidates, digging dirt on candidates (and reporters like you), arranging for DUI arrests if people criticize them, doing surveillance on their own people, using TAS (computer and video specialists) … In essence, they should have had nothing to do with the public corruption or murder investigations! The only reason that they would have been involved would be to protect the sheriff and his people (including Vice)!!!”
The unsolved double murders of Sydney Land and Nehemiah Kauffman is all that matters here. Two people were brutally shot in the head and the killer(s) are still out there.
Land was told by Crime Stoppers last week that they have not received one tip or phone call relating to the murders — ever.
In a text message obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner, Tobiasson told a retired LVMPD detective last year, “My story and the information I have gathered has the potential to take down the entire legal and law enforcement community in Las Vegas.”
This is all so disturbing including the fact that the Las Vegas community know nothing of the FBI’s almost five-year-old federal corruption probe of the LVMPD and the FBI’s investigation into Jamal Rashid aka Mally Mall’s sex-trafficking business.
What say you Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo?
What say you Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson?
What say you Federal Bureau of Investigation Las Vegas Division?
What say you US Attorney for the District of Nevada Nicholas A. Trutanich?
Not a damn thing so far
Doug authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. In 1986 Doug was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. In 1992 and 1993 Doug testified in court that a sheriff’s office official and the county prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence during the 1988 trial of a man accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Doug’s testimony led to a judge’s decision to order the release of the man from prison in 1992 and awarded him a new trial, in which he was later acquitted. As a result of Doug breaking the police “blue wall of silence,” he was fired by the county sheriff. His story was featured on Inside Edition, Current Affair and CBS News’ “Street Stories with Ed Bradley”. In 1992 after losing his job, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Doug infiltrated a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont fortune heir and his wife. Doug has been a guest on national television and radio programs speaking on the stories he now writes as an investigative journalist.