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Las Vegas Police Focus On County Official In Killing Of Investigative Journalist: Report

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Police executed search warrants at a county official’s residence on Wednesday morning as a part of an investigation into the killing of Las Vegas Journal-Overview reporter Jeff German, authorities advised the outlet.

Reporters with the Journal-Overview mentioned they noticed officers and police autos outdoors the house of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, who was the main focus of an investigation by the slain journalist earlier this 12 months. Police additionally reportedly taped off a part of Telles’ residence.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division confirmed to HuffPost that it’s serving search warrants associated to German’s dying, however refused to say whether or not the search included Telles. Telles’ workplace didn’t reply to HuffPost’s requests for remark.

Police discovered German, 69, stabbed to dying outdoors his Las Vegas residence on Saturday morning. Authorities mentioned they imagine the reporter was killed throughout an altercation the day earlier than. The Clark County coroner dominated German’s dying a murder.

Reporter Jeff German poses with Planet Hollywood, previously the Aladdin, within the background on the Strip in Las Vegas on June 2, 2021.

Okay.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Overview-Journal through Related Press

On Monday, police launched surveillance photos of a potential suspect within the killing. Whereas the pictures don’t present the individual’s full face, they do present the individual is sporting a large straw hat, vivid orange long-sleeve shirt, denims, gloves, and a dark-colored shoulder bag. Police mentioned they imagine the suspect was casing the neighborhood to commit different crimes earlier than killing German.

Police additionally launched photos of a 2007 to 2014 pink GMC Yukon Denali, which detectives mentioned was tied to the assault. Quickly after, reporters with the Overview-Journal mentioned they noticed Telles in his driveway with a automotive matching that description.

German joined the Overview-Journal in 2010 after working as a reporter and columnist for 20 years on the Las Vegas Solar, the place he lined courts, politics, labor, authorities and arranged crime. On the Overview-Journal, he was recognized for his investigations of presidency and political corruption, in addition to the 2017 mass capturing at a Las Vegas music competition that killed 60 folks and wounded over 400.

In Could, German investigated the allegedly hostile work atmosphere in Telles’ workplace, interviewing present and former staff who complained of bullying and favoritism. German additionally reported on accusations that Telles was in an improper relationship with a subordinate worker, proof of which different staff had secretly recorded on video.

Telles denied the allegations about his office to the Overview-Journal and lashed out at German in a collection of Twitter posts that mentioned the journalist was “obsessed” with him and “mad that I haven’t crawled right into a gap and died.”

Telles misplaced his reelection bid within the June main after German’s collection of tales about his workplace, which oversees the estates of those that have died.

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