Judge: Las Vegas Police Must Release Mass Shooting Records
The judge ruled that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department must begin releasing records to media organizations, which had sought them since hours after the Oct. 1 shooting.
A judge in Las Vegas has ordered police to release 911 calls, body camera video and several other records that the department had sought to keep from the public until it concluded the investigation into last year's mass shooting.
Nevada state court Judge Richard Scotti on Wednesday ruled the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department must begin releasing records to media organizations, which had sought them since hours after the Oct. 1 shooting.
Scotti said the department must redact all identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers and portions of videos in which people could be easily recognized.
A high-stakes gambler killed 58 people and injured hundreds more after he shattered the windows of his hotel suite and unleashed gunfire on a music festival below. He then killed himself.
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