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Las Vegas Police Push for More Secrecy in Route 91 Shooting Investigation

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By Craig Fiegener | 9 January 2018

NBC NEWS (KSNV-3) — Lawyers representing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have filed a 13-page response to the media lawsuit seeking to unseal the Route 91 shooting investigation.

LVMPD’s response claims ongoing secrecy is necessary.

“Despite the death of Stephen Paddock, there remains an active criminal investigation,” writes LVMPD’s private attorney, Jackie Nichols.

The response also states that ongoing privacy is necessary “during the pre-indictment stage of an investigation,” without saying if an indictment is pending. […]

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