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.
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.