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.