Las Vegas Police know where all the surveillance cameras are located on Las Vegas BlvdLos Angeles Post-Examiner

Las Vegas Police know where all the surveillance cameras are located on Las Vegas Blvd

LAS VEGAS —  During a court hearing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s attorney Nick Crosby told Judge Stefany Miley on May 29 that the department may not have a list of all the surveillance cameras that are located along the Las Vegas Strip.

Law enforcement sources who spoke to the Los Angeles Post-Examiner contradicted Crosby’s statement to the Court and said that it is absurd to think that the LVMPD doesn’t know the location of surveillance cameras along Las Vegas Boulevard.

They know what hotel-casino properties have video surveillance cameras said one source. Strip properties routinely are asked for copies of video surveillance footage when crimes occur on or near their properties.

The LVMPD also knows the location of every traffic camera located along Las Vegas Boulevard, the source said.

One retired LVMPD police officer told the Los Angeles Post-Examiner on Friday that Crosby’s statement to the Court was pure bull. That officer said that the LVMPD for years has had dozens of their own video surveillance cameras located along the entire length of the Las Vegas Strip.

Those cameras, he said, are controlled by LVMPD personnel who are assigned to the Fusion Center. Those cameras have pan-tilt-zoom capability and can zero in on anything that occurs on the Strip.

The Los Angeles Post-Examiner was told that as soon as calls came into the LVMPD Communications Center that shots were fired on the night of October 1, personnel at the Fusion Center would have immediately moved cameras and zoomed into the location.

Those police cameras also can zero in on hotel room windows.

As reports of multiple active shooter incidents were coming into the LVMPD Communications Center the night of October 1, personnel at the Fusion Center would have been moving their cameras to those locations also.

All the police video surveillance cameras are recorded.

Why the LVMPD’s attorney would tell the Court that the police would not know the location of their own surveillance cameras does seem disingenuous to say the least.

To date, the LVMPD has released several hours of video surveillance footage from the night of October 1, 2017, per court order. So, they must have known the location of at least those cameras.

In addition to all the video surveillance footage obtained from the hotels along the Strip, the police should also release all the recorded footage from their own cameras that were recording on the night of October 1, 2017, specifically in the areas of all the active shooter calls at multiple properties that occurred that night.

Photos are YouTube screenshots

 


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Doug Poppa

Doug Poppa is a United States Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 35 years of real-world investigative experience. He has 19 years experience in a hotel and casino environment, 14 of which were in security management positions. In 1986 he was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. Contact the author.
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