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Police in Las Vegas visited the home of a county official on Wednesday as they continue their investigation into the stabbing death Las Vegas Review-Journal Reporter Jeff German, said the newspaper.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department only confirmed in a statement to NPR that it was executing a search warrant related to the weekend murder on the 7200 block of the Bronze Circle.
But, he review journal reported that law enforcement officers and police vehicles were seen outside the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles on Wednesday morning, and a portion of the area around the house was taped.
Journalists along with the newspaper also spotted a vehicle matching the description of the red GMC Yukon Police in the driveway of Telles, which said the suspect was driving. Vehicle was later pulled,
German, who was found stabbed dead outside his home on Saturday, recently wrote a series of stories about Telles’ mismanagement of the public administrator’s office, including allegations of a hostile workplace, bullying and favoritism. Employees also said that Telles had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.
Tels denied the allegations and targeted the Germans on social media. in a tweetTelles called one of the stories about his office a “smear piece” and said he thought the Germans were “crazy that I didn’t crawl into a hole and die.”
Like this lost his election bid After German’s stories ran during the Democratic primary in June.
Police have not named Tails as a suspect in German’s death or disclosed any motive for the murder.
Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said it was imperative for officials to get to the bottom of what happened to the Germans.
“The police should conduct a quick and transparent investigation into this murder and unambiguously ascertain the motive,” he said in a statement. “Whoever killed the German must be accounted for.”
The newspaper said that German had reported crime and corruption among Las Vegas public officials, casino industry executives and mobs during his 40-year journalism career in the resort city.
review journal Executive editor Glenn Cook said that the German had never conveyed any concerns about his safety to the newspaper’s leadership, adding that the newspaper was devastated by his death.
“He was the gold standard of the news business. It’s hard to imagine what Las Vegas would be like today, when it didn’t shine a bright light on dark places for many years,” Cook said.