LAS VEGAS — Clark County, Nevada, District Court Judge Elissa Cadish did not release any records Monday pertaining to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s (LVMPD) investigation of the worst mass shooting in American history as requested by several local and national media outlets.
In a stunning statement to the court, attorney Nicholas Crosby representing the LVMPD told the court that criminal charges may be possible depending on the results of an ongoing investigation.
When the judge asked if there are potential charges against others as a result of the ongoing investigation, the attorney for the police responded, yes. He did not elaborate on any evidence or who may be charged.
That comes as a surprise when juxtaposed with the fact that Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has said numerous times that Stephen Paddock was the lone shooter responsible for the murder of 58 people and the wounding of hundreds of others.
In a slap in the face to the families of those killed and the survivors, on Saturday Sheriff Joe Lombardo told a crowd that “we need to forget about that and move on” referring to Stephen Paddock and a motive for his actions.
The comments by the LVMPD’s attorney just leads to more questions in a long list of many concerning transparency and truthfulness by the top cop running the LVMPD.
On Friday a Federal court judge released search warrants and affidavits that were requested by the FBI in the days after the massacre. Because of that, we learned that Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend admitted she had helped load magazines but knew nothing of the October 1 attack.
Always remember those who were murdered and wounded in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017.
It should never have happened.
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.