Judge orders LVMPD to release all records related to 1 October shooting

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There are major developments in the case pursuing public access to all police records connected to 1 October investigation.

A Las Vegas judge ordered the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to release all public records connected to the mass shooting--despite their objections.

A massive amount of documents is about to be made public. Thousands of pages will be unveiled. This includes 911 calls, and surveillance/body camera footage and more.

It’s been four months since the tragedy.

A month-long court battle has pitted the media against LVMPD.

There was a fight over access to records related to the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

On Wednesday, District judge Richard Scotti ruled in favor of media organizations including News 3--who want police to make public all records that give direct insight into the investigation.

The judge said its' the public’s right to know if LVMPD is doing its job properly.

He says this outweighs the department’s argument to keep records confidential until the end of the year when they believe the investigation will be complete.

The release of these records isn't going to happen overnight, but on a rolling basis. This will start within the next 30 days.

The delay is due to the sheer volume of records they’re dealing with.

There are more than 21,000 hours of video that must be processed.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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