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News Outlets Are Filing Lawsuits Seeking Records From Las Vegas Shooting

News agencies are tired of waiting for documents and details to be unsealed, so they take it to the courts.

The Howie Carr Show
November 02, 2017 - 4:29 pm

     The Ballard Spahr law firm in Las Vegas has decided to represent a gaggle of news organizations who just can't understand why so much necessary information is being withheld by law enforcement. The news outlets are claiming officials are violating public records law by keeping specific information secret at this point in the investigation. The lawsuit is seeking access to such closet skeletons like 911 recordings, evidence logs, surveillance footage, and more (without redactions). All video and audio recordings made by police-worn body cameras are public records according to Nevada Law, which creates questions as to why they are being held as close to the vest as a toddler holds his/her blanket. The surprise of organizations like the Associated Press and ABC News comes because of the declaration by police that shooter Stephen Paddock acted alone.

     Fox News reported that one lawsuit explained that "although aspects of that investigation are still ongoing, law enforcement officials cannot credibly claim that a search for further suspects — the primary reason why investigations are kept confidential — will be harmed if these records are unsealed.”

     Sheriff Joseph Lombardo was constantly appeared in front of the cameras to release press briefings and updates has not brought anything new to the table for almost three weeks. LVPD has ignored and denied a number of requests and demands to release the records. Still, no motive has been released and it doesn't seem we are any closer to finding one. 

     The news agencies represented in the lawsuit include. the LA Times, the Associated Press, ABC News, Washington Post, local NBC affiliate KSNV-TV, and the New York Times.

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