Fox News Insider, June 29, 2018 – One body camera video showed two police officers and three hotel security guards maintaining their positions in a 31st floor hallway at the Mandalay Bay hotel – as gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire just one floor above them.
Other videos show officers climbing the stairwell toward the 32nd floor, where authorities say gunman Paddock fired hundreds of rounds out of the windows of a suite and then killed himself before police reached him.
Catherine Lombardo, an attorney for victims of the massacre, said the court has ordered the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to release all video footage, and they are doing so “piece by piece.”
Police and the FBI have declined to comment on the releases now amounting to eight batches since May 2. They total nearly 1,200 audio files, 70 video files and hundreds of written records and witness accounts.
She said the body camera footage from the 31st floor hallway shows a specific officer waiting there for minutes, which contradicts what a Mandalay Bay security manager told the FBI.
“This Mandalay Bay security manager told the FBI on nine separate occasions in his interviews that he was certain he was with this Officer Hendricks on the 32nd floor,” Lombardo said.
“We already knew that this Officer Hendricks was on the 31st floor, but it wasn’t until yesterday when all of that video was released that we finally got confirmation that something is wrong, something’s amiss,” she continued. “This whole thing, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. We’ve only scratched the surface.”
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who responded to the Mandalay Bay shooting were ordered to turn their body cameras off before engaging with the shooting.
Video evidence released by the Department under court order by the Supreme Court shows the officers turning off their body cameras while superior officers gave them the order, adding more mystery to the still unexplained shooting that left 58 people dead.
Las Vegas Shooter’s Bank Account Had Been Seized for Terror-Financing
Five days after the Las Vegas shooting, police officials and the FBI were aware that one of Stephen Paddock’s bank accounts had been shut down over concerns it was connected to international terrorism.
On pages 85 and 86 of an official police report regarding the Oct. 1 massacre, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Andre Bates, working with the Department of Homeland Security, wrote on Oct. 6 that investigators became aware of Paddock’s bank account being shut down on the basis of suspicion of terrorism.
With “all of the high money withdrawals, they felt it was terrorist related,” the report states regarding the bank’s decision to close the account. It is unclear when the account was shut down, but it occurred sometime before the attack.
The information comes from an individual whose name has been redacted from the report.
Beginning on page 85, officer Bates appears to refer to Stephen Paddock’s ex-wife, Peggy Paddock, as his redacted source, saying of her “she was married to Stephen for 6 years but divorced approximately 25 years ago.” Bates reports this source remained friends with Paddock and even continued to travel with him after the divorce. In the same report, officer Bates mentioned that Stephen Paddock owned a plane and would fly it to various locations.
Following the mention of possible terror-related financing, the same individual told the officer that Paddock “has numerous bank accounts” but she didn’t know which account had been flagged. She added that over “the last couple years, Stephen has become extremely angry but never mentioned anything about committing any violence towards anyone.”Nearly eight months after Paddock, 64, allegedly opened fire from his 32 floor suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino onto a crowd gathered at a country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring over 800 more, law enforcement maintains to have not determined a motive. Even when the bodies were still warm, LVMPD and the FBI were adamant Paddock was a lone wolf and the shooting was not an act of terrorism, a position they maintain to this day.
Immediately following the attack, ISIS claimed responsibility, saying Paddock was an ISIS soldier who converted to Islam six months prior.
One day after the shooting, before an investigation could be completed, Aaron Rouse, the Special Agent in charge of the FBI in Las Vegas, said in a press conference, “We have determined, to this point, no connection to an international terrorist group.”
The explosive new information released in officer Bates’s report joins other damning evidence that suggests Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Special Agent Rouse intentionally misled the public about the investigation.
Bates’s report is particularly damning because it suggests that Paddock was known to the FBI prior to the Las Vegas shooting, despite Sheriff Lombardo and Special Agent Rouse maintaining Paddock was not previously known to law enforcement.
A source within the FBI, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told DANGEROUS that banks are require to report suspected terrorism-related activity.
“If you have a bank account that is flagged for being suspected of money laundering or terrorism financing, the financial institution is required to complete a suspicious activity report, which is then sent to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN). The FBI and other federal agencies have access to FINCEN’s database, which includes every suspicious activity report. It is possible that the FBI could have known about Stephen Paddock and his suspicious bank activities prior to the Las Vegas shooting if they had queried the FINCEN database,” the source said.
During press conferences in the immediate aftermath of the attack, investigators told the public of one large financial transaction made by Paddock, a $100,000 foreign bank transfer to his girlfriend, Mari Lou Danley, in the Philippines. That transaction does not appear to be the one described in officer Bates’s report.
The same FBI source told DANGEROUS, “If Paddock’s bank account was truly shut down on suspicion of terror financing, and the bank followed protocol in conducting a suspicious activity report which would have been submitted to FINCEN, then the FBI and other federal agencies would have had access to that information, which means the Las Vegas shooting could have possibly been prevented.”
The new information suggests the FBI could have prevented the tragedy if a suspicious activity report had been filed. Both the FBI and LVMPD battled in court to prevent the release of the nearly 2,000 pages of police documents related to the shooting investigation. The newest dump of information, the fifth one, occurred Wednesday and contains 911 calls and rooftop surveillance footage from the night of he shooting.
In earlier batches of the documents, DANGEROUS exclusively reported Las Vegas police were aware the night of the shooting that three women were registered to Paddock’s hotel room, that his girlfriend had ISIS “friends” on Facebook, and that Paddock warned an Uber driver of a “terror attack” at the Mandalay Bay.
Both the FBI and the LVMPD have declined to comment on any of the new information.
Vegas Shooting Documents Reveal Three Women Registered In Stephen Paddock’s Room
The most recent batch of documents that were released include witness reports, dispatch logs, and officer reports that recount the events that took place that night and further reveal that Paddock was not alone in his room as was was first stated by Sheriff Lombardo.
Page 26 of the dispatch logs that were released by LVMPD details the moments when the alleged shooter, Stephen Paddock, was located by a security detail at the Mandalay Bay. As actions were taken to assemble a team of officers to apprehend the suspect, a dispatcher shared the name of the alleged shooter located in Room 32-135, along with three females that were reported to be in the room with Mr. Paddock. However, the names of those three women are redacted from the report, while the checkout date listed for the women aligns with Paddock’s planned check out date of October 2, 2017. In the log, as seen on page 26, the following was documented as having taken place at 11: 02 pm the night of the shooting when police breached Paddock’s room. “Units in control room 32 135. Suspect name of K(P)addock, Stephen. There three females in room.”
The three women are then listed at #1, #2, and #3, with their check in and check out dates, but their names are redacted from the log. “Checked on (in) on 9-25 scheduled to check out Oct 2nd.”
Shocking details such a the one above are found all throughout the nearly 2000 documents that were released following a court order after The Associated Press and additional media outlets had to sue the LVMPD for the release of this information, information that the public has the right to see, as there are many questions left unanswered due to communication shut down by Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Other details revealed in the dispatch log include calls that were made to report multiple gunshot wounded victims hiding in fear for their lives all over the strip. There were panicked calls made from Sundance Helicopter about possible hostages taken.
The details of the LVMPD dispatch log on page 26 specifically reveals that dispatch received information from Mandalay Bay regarding guest names, additional parties in the room, along with check-in and departure dates for Paddock and the three women found in his room, all of which completely contradicts information given to the public in early reports from LVMPD and Sheriff Lombardo. In press conferences held shortly after October 1, Lombardo specifically stated that Paddock checked into his suite at Mandalay Bay on September 28th, 2017 and that he stayed in the room by himself.
Sheriff Lombardo was challenged on the initial timeline by investigative journalist Laura Loomer at a live press conference based on evidence to support an earlier check-in date of September 25, 2017, and only then after being exposed as a liar on live TV did he provide the correct details. The newly released logs provide documented proof that Lombardo was aware of the check-in date of Paddock and his guests.
LVMPD and FBI have maintained for almost eight months that Stephen Paddock was a lone gunman. Their reports state that he did occupy two rooms during his stay, the 32-135 suite and an adjoining room, 32-134, which was registered under his girlfriend’s name, Marilou Danley.
Information within the official LVMPD reports also stated that Ms. Danley was out of the country on a trip to the Philippines at the time of the shooting. Despite her fingerprints being present on ammunition, and her own personal admission of helping Paddock load ammunition into his guns, LVMPD maintains she is no longer a suspect in the shooting.
However, police documentation of the three females who were found in Paddock’s room, and whose identities have been redacted from the logs, leads to questions of additional persons of interest involved, including Marilou Danley. There are several witness accounts that state Danley was in town with Paddock, and had foreknowledge of Paddock’s talks about a potential shooting at an open air concert.
Update: The footage has been released
Originally Reported: It’s been nearly half a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. At this time we still have more questions than answers and many of the claims made by police, the hotel, and FBI have been throughly disputed. Security footage would confirm some of the investigators claims, however the public may never see that film.
This is what we know.
Police timeline disputed by hotel
Paddock’s home was suspiciously “burglarized” a week after the mass shooting
Security guard disappeared for a week, then interviews with Ellen Degenerate
Multiple shooter witness Kim Suchomel has mysteriously turned up dead
Initial testing reveals No mental illness
ISIS claimed responsibility
ISIS recently targeted another casino in the Philippines
Paddock wired $100,000 to Philippines before the shooting
Saudi Prince owns top floors of Mandalay Bay
Paddocks home broken into 2 days after shooting
Security Guard shooting witness vanishes
Another multiple shooter witness dies unexpectedly unrelated to masacre
Security Guard shooting witness in hiding
MGM Shares – Soros moving money just before shooting
Theory 2: It was a bad gun deal (FBI) and a botched assassination (Saudis) that culminated in a mass shooting as a distraction. The real story is how the MGM class action suit plays out.
Theory 3: The security footage shows paddock with his favorite prostitute on the day of the shooting, thats why they found 2 sets of room service….the FBI is hiding the video because the concertgoers would recognize her as the woman they saw screaming “youre all gonna die” 45 minutes before the shooting….that prostitute has gone missing, her friend is in another country fearing for her life….the black helicopters that were seen are Govt issued mind control centers, we have factions in our Govt that are sympathetic to ISIS….they used mind control on paddock and his prostitute friend, thats why they made her disappear, and why they sent paddocks brain to be studied…Jeffrey Alan Lash was always followed by black helicopters as well..