Judge wants details from Metro on release of 1 October shooting records

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 3: Flowers were left on Las Vegas Blvd. near the scene of Sunday night’s mass shooting, October 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, allegedly opened fire from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino […]

Clark County District Court Judge Stefany Miley is asking Metro to provide details on why it would cost so much money to release evidence, including documents and videos, associated with the October 1 mass shooting.

Media outlets have filed a lawsuit seeking those records.

Earlier this month, Metro said it would cost news organizations nearly $500,000 for that evidence to be released. Judge Richard Scotti issued a written court order that he wouldn’t allow that amount and that Metro should start releasing the records. Judge Scotti has since removed himself from the case and Judge Miley took over.

Thursday was her first court appearance on the case. Judge Miley wanted an update on how Metro arrived at the costs for redacting and manpower hours. Metro also argues that releasing the documents would reveal their investigative techniques. Judge Miley wants an explanation on that and why they haven’t released anything yet.

The next court date is April 27.

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