Supreme Court orders LVMPD to start the release of police camera footage and 911 audio tapes from the night of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Massacre
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — The Nevada Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department must release body camera footage, and 911 call audio recordings from the night of the 1 October massacre which may offer insight into what authorities have been hiding from day one, i.e. the helicopter air assault and multiple shooters.
The order comes after the LVMPD stalled for over 2-months to release the evidence after citing that it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take too long for the release.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “In March, District Judge Richard Scotti gave Metro a total of six months to fulfill the request, but ordered the department to immediately begin releasing the records on a “rolling basis.” Scotti also ruled that Metro could not charge for production of the records.”
“It is my personal hope that every other Southern Nevada government entity that is flagrantly violating the Nevada Public Records Act will see this decision — and so many others that have preceded it — and finally understand the futility of their embrace of secrecy,” the Executive Editor of the Review-Journal said on Friday.