September 28, 2022
Las Vegas police arrest an area official after a journalist was stabbed to demise : NPR
Las Vegas police arrest an area official after a journalist was stabbed to demise : NPR

Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reporter Jeff German stands on the Las Vegas Strip on June 2, 2021. German was discovered useless on Saturday.

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Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reporter Jeff German stands on the Las Vegas Strip on June 2, 2021. German was discovered useless on Saturday.

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Police in Las Vegas arrested a county administrator Wednesday in connection to the stabbing demise of Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reporter Jeff German, hours after they visited and searched the county official’s home, the newspaper stated.

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles was taken into custody on suspicion of homicide.

Earlier Wednesday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division solely confirmed in a press release to NPR that it was executing search warrants associated to the weekend murder on the 7200 block of Bronze Circle.

However the Evaluation-Journal reported that regulation enforcement officers and police autos had been noticed outdoors the house of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles on Wednesday morning, and {that a} part across the dwelling was taped off.

Journalists with the newspaper additionally noticed a automobile in Telles’ driveway matching the outline of the crimson GMC Yukon police say the suspect was driving. The automobile was later towed.

German, who was discovered useless with stab wounds outdoors his dwelling on Saturday, had just lately written a sequence of tales about Telles’ mismanagement of the general public administrator’s workplace, together with allegations of a hostile office, bullying and favoritism. Staff additionally stated that Telles had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

Telles denied the allegations and focused German on social media. In one tweet, Telles referred to as one of many tales about his workplace a “smear piece” and stated he thought German was “mad that I have never crawled right into a gap and died.”

Telles lost his reelection bid throughout the Democratic main in June after German’s tales had run.

Police haven’t named Telles as a suspect in German’s demise or disclosed any motive for the killing.

Carlos Martinez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Shield Journalists, stated it is crucial for authorities to resolve what occurred to German.

“Police should conduct a swift and clear investigation into this killing and clearly decide the motive,” he stated in a press release. “Whoever killed German ought to be held to account.”

The newspaper stated German had reported on crime and corruption amongst Las Vegas public officers, on line casino trade executives and the mob throughout his 40-year journalism profession within the resort metropolis.

Evaluation-Journal Government Editor Glenn Prepare dinner stated German had by no means instructed the newspaper’s management of any considerations about his security and added that the paper was devastated by his demise.

“He was the gold commonplace of the information enterprise. It is exhausting to think about what Las Vegas could be like at this time with out his a few years of shining a vibrant mild on darkish locations,” Prepare dinner stated.