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Judge to decide whether to unseal search warrants in Oct. 1 case

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Las Vegas Sun Judge Elissa Cadish questions attorneys after a grand jury prosecuted Dr. Dipak Desai Friday, June 4, 2010. Cadish will rule on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, if search warrants related to the Oct. 1 shooting need to remain sealed.

contact) Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018|6:30 p.m.

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City Cops on Friday afternoon will present its case regarding why search warrants connected to the Oct. 1 shooting need to stay sealed, Clark County District Court officials stated Wednesday.

District Judge Elissa Cadish on Wednesday purchased a 1:30 p.m. hearing with Metro representatives and its suggested witness or witnesses to state their case, officials said.

After the private hearing, which will be taped and sealed, Cadish will rule whether the files can be made public, authorities said.

This comes after a suit filed by local and national wire service, including the Associated Press, pushing to unseal the Metro warrants.

Authorities have kept that Stephen Paddock, 64, acted alone when he rained bullets from the 32nd flooring of the Mandalay Bay on Oct. 1, killing 58 and injuring hundreds going to a c and w festival, before shooting himself in the head.

In a hearing last week, Metro argued that charges might be filed in connection with the shooting. Cadish didn’t purchase the records released that day, however noted that she was considering reviewing them privately previously, which she’s because done, authorities stated.

The previous week, a federal judge revealed FBI warrant files, one which said, “Paddock prepared the attack thoroughly and took numerous systematic steps to prevent detection of his plot and to prevent the ultimate law enforcement investigation that would follow” the shooting.

In a Friday press conference, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said that charges were being thought about for an individual under FBI investigation in connection to the shooting but said he might not expand, only keeping in mind that Paddock’s sweetheart, Marilou Danley, was not expected to be charged.

Metro that day launched an 81-page preliminary report of its examination, which offered the most detailed account of the massacre to date, its timeline, physical and electronic evidence recovered, and a profile of Paddock, who Lombardo reaffirmed was the only shooter.

The Metro report and FBI files did not shed light on a possible intention of the shooting, something Lombardo and the FBI have stated hasn’t been determined.

The Associated Press added to this report.