Judge: 1 October police evidence, body cam footage must be released

A judge in Las Vegas has ordered police to release 911 calls, body camera video and several other records that the department had sought to keep from the public until it concluded the investigation into last year's 1 October shooting.

On that day, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured hundreds more after he shattered the windows of his hotel suite and unleashed gunfire on a music festival below. He then killed himself.

Nevada state court Judge Richard Scotti on Wednesday ruled the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department must begin releasing records to media organizations, which had sought them since hours after the Oct. 1 shooting.

Scotti said the department must redact all identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers and portions of videos in which people could be easily recognized.

This is just the latest ruling in favor of releasing 1 October shooting documents. On Jan. 30, Judge Timothy Williams ruled that the coroner's reports related to the 1 October mass shooting must be released. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE

Hundreds of FBI documents related to the 1 October shooting were also released recently. On  Jan. 13, unsealed documents offer a blueprint of investigators' pursuits in determining how and why Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. READ FULL ARTICLE

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