Surprise! The good folks at the LVMPD have yet again, chosen to ignore their own rules. This time, it’s not related to “missing” video evidence that might show LVMPD employees murdering an innocent person, but to internal communications.
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The request for this information from LVMPD was made by FOX5. Their rationale? To determine whether the managers of Eclipse Theater had been intimidated by LVMPD employees to renege on their agreement to screen the documentaries What Happened in Vegas and A Nightmare in Las Vegas, both of which pose questions about LVMPD employee handling of the October 1st incident.
As Adam Herbets, FOX5 reporter, wrote yesterday:
Nevada law states that government agencies must respond to requests for public records within five business days. The department still has not responded, despite multiple follow-up emails and the passage of two months and seven days (66 days) at the time of this story’s publication.
This attempt to stifle transparency by LVMPD employees is not atypical. You may recall Sheriff Joseph Lombardo refusing to answer and sternly telling local journalist Laura Loomer to, “Please stop asking your question” as she countered the version of events he was putting forth.
This stonewalling by Lombardo and his accomplices is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to prevent information detrimental to their claims from seeing the light of day. In the long run, however, such a misguided tactic will only fuel distrust between them and the community they purport to serve.
Lombardo and his colleagues are over two months delinquent in fulfilling the FOX5 public records request. Have they demonstrated that they deserve your trust and respect?
- What Happened in Vegas documentary
- A Nightmare in Vegas documentary
- Eclipse Theater pulls two Las Vegas shooting documentaries away from lineup by Adam Herbets at FOX5