Las Vegas mass shooting victims' attorney seeks lock interrogation reports and more - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

Las Vegas mass shooting victims’ attorney seeks lock interrogation reports and more

LAS VEGAS — The Baltimore Post Examiner was the first media outlet to describe the importance of the lock interrogation reports for Stephen Paddock’s rooms at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino during his stay and specifically for October 1, 2017.

Those lock interrogation reports will confirm whether or not the deadbolts on rooms 32-134 and 32-135 that were engaged before Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Music Festival as indicated in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Departments Force Investigation Team’s Preliminary Investigative Report, were ever disengaged after the gunfire stopped.

If either one of those deadbolts disengaged prior to the police breaching the suite during that over one hour period after the last shots were fired, then it is possible that someone may have exited the rooms.

The Baltimore Post-Examiner has been questioning in several stories why the LVMPD have not released the lock interrogation reports to date.

The Law firm of Texas attorney, Craig Eiland, one of several attorneys representing victims of the October 1 mass shooting, sent a public information request to the LVMPD on June 29 for lock interrogation reports, cell phone videos and records. The attorneys still don’t have the records.

Under the Nevada Open Records Act, I am requesting an opportunity to inspect or obtain copies of all the following records and information in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s control:

  • All lock interrogation documents from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino obtained by LVMPD in connection to the 1 October shooting.
  • All cell phone videos obtained from any individual at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for the period of 12:00 AM on October 1, 2017 to 11:59 PM on October 2, 2017.
  • All cell phone records obtained from any individual at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for the period of 12:00 AM on October 1, 2017 to 11:59 PM on October 2, 2017.






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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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