The deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred at the hands of a madman earlier this year.
Though preliminary findings showed the man to have little notice, new information was released that may give insight into his cruel behavior.
Most importantly, consulting law enforcement departments have recently expressed their doubt over whether the Las Vegas Police Department handled the case correctly—leaving many to wonder if there was further motive.
On January 18th, Clark County sheriff released a preliminary report on the ongoing case; despite claiming it was uncommon his department did so.
The Daily Caller reported:
In releasing the interim report Jan. 18, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stressed it was not his department’s “standard practice” to release a report on an open case, but he “felt it was important” to release an “overview” due to the high number of victims in the Oct. 1 mass shootings when Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more than 700.
Lombardo added that the department’s findings are “not intended to be a comprehensive and final account of the facts and evidence gathered.” A final report will be released, but no date has been set.
On the contrary, a Las Vegas officer assigned to the case told the Daily Caller the office had no other leads or information about the case to share—leading to more issues.
The Daily Caller continued:
Department (LVMPD) public information officer informed TheDCNF Jan. 30 that the department had no further information to provide about the shooting and refused to answer any of the questions submitted by TheDCNF in a Jan. 22 email.
“We are unable to answer any of your questions at this time,” Hadfield said.
However, the interim nature of the report did not satisfy veteran law enforcement and military experts contacted by TheDCNF.
“This report gives you more questions than it gives you more answers,” concluded Ron Hosko, former assistant director of the FBI, in an interview with TheDCNF. “I’m just scratching my head.”
“Nearly four months after the massacre, the inquiry into the largest mass shooting in modern American history is still mired in questions,” CNN wrote after the release of the preliminary report,
But of much concern is the fact the Las Vegas Police Department refused to follow protocol and release the body for autopsy until earlier this week— further delaying the accrual of evidence.
The Daily Caller continued:
Overshadowing the Las Vegas report on the mass murder is Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg’s continuing defiance of a court order to release Paddock’s autopsy. A key missing element in the LVMPD report is its failure to include autopsy and toxicology reports. Two LVMPD detectives attended the actual autopsy.
TheDCNF reached out to three experts with law enforcement and military experience to review and assess the Las Vegas Police Department’s preliminary report into the shooting.
While the Las Vegas Police Department continues to dodge protocol and take their time, the country is frustrated as citizens are looking for answers.
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