Nearly three weeks after Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd story hotel suite, the Las Vegas Police Department is providing little answers over the deadliest mass shooting in American history; ceasing to release new information and ordering the crime-scene to remain untouched as locals and tourists hope to “return to normal.”
According to Fox News, a new ruling from Judge Mark Denton was issued Thursday, requiring the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to preserve any evidence that could be used in a pending trial; preventing the luxury hotel from cleaning broken glass, removing garbage, and even repairing the broken windows in Paddock’s room.
“What our client is saying and what the community and the nation is saying is shifting timelines, witnesses missing…it just creates this general sense of unease, people just don’t feel safe,” said an attorney for one of the shooting victims.
“This was a terrible tragedy perpetrated by an evil man. We have no intention of renting that room,” said the parent company of Mandalay Bay. “We’ve been cooperating with law enforcement from the moment this happened, which includes preserving evidence.”
The Las Vegas Police Department has come under fire in recent weeks, failing to release an accurate timeline of events following the deadly shooting in one of the most heavily surveilled cities in the United States.