Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters on Tuesday that the department would begin the release of documents and body camera footage from the 1 October massacre but said some information, images, would be redacted
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo held a scripted press conference on Tuesday where he took no questions from reporters and vowed to further the 1 October shooting cover-up by redacting parts of documents and body camera footage recently ordered to be released by the Supreme Court of Nevada.
For starters, the sheriff said that he would be releasing body cam footage on Wednesday from two officers who entered the suspect’s hotel room on the night of the shooting.
“What is seen on those videos in no way changes the facts that we were able to clarify for you shortly after the crime,” the sheriff told reporters. “The release of the videos, 9-1-1 recordings, and documents will be made on a rolling basis.”
“At no point was the LVMPD trying to be uncooperative with the media or the public,” he said. “We were operating how we have always operated.”
Furthermore, Lombardo acknowledged that the release of the footage and documents “will have a significant impact on the victims of this tragedy” and said the content is “disturbing and graphic.”
Additionally, the sheriff said that a final report will eventually be released, but cautioned reporters from “jumping to conclusions.”
An LVMPD spokeswoman confirmed that portions of the videos will be “blurred out,” citing “privacy issues.”
The spokeswoman also confirmed that the department still has to figure out how to release all of the information but said for starters footage will be released of officers “initial entry to the 32nd-floor.”