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 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. Contact the author.

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