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Robert Telles: Las Vegas Local official was arrested for in killing of investigative journalist who informed on him, his newspaper says

Clark County State Administrator Robert Telles – Subject of Jeff Herman of the Las Vegas Review-Journal was arrested, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told the Review-Journal days after Herman’s arrest. found stabbed death outside his home.

“We … are outraged that a colleague has apparently been killed. for making report on en elected official. Journalists can’t do important things work our communities demand if they are afraid of the presentation of facts may lead to violent retribution,” Glenn Cook, the paper’s executive editor, said Wednesday. in statement.

Telles is in custody on suspicion of murder and scheduled to appear in court for Thursday noon online Clark County Jail records show. The police did not publicly link Telles to Herman. death; CNN reached out to the Las Vegas Police Department and Telles. office and is working to identify his legal representative.

Law enforcement in Las Vegas should conduct a prompt and thorough investigation killing of journalist Jeff Herman, to determine if he was targeted for its workand keep those responsible accountable,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week.

Police are expected to provide further updates on their investigation on Thursday.

Uniformed officers and police vehicles seen on Wednesday outside Telles homeaccording to local media reports. Las Vegas police confirm officers served search warrant in relation to German death but did not immediately provide any additional information.

German worked on a story about Telles the week he was killed, according to the Review-Journal. Earlier this year telles was the subject of articles which detailed his gaffe of his office Herman reported that Telles had created a hostile work environment and carried on inappropriate relationship with employee.

Telles denied these reports, according to the Review-Journal. The first elected to office in 2018, Telles lost his bet for re-election in June Democratic primary.

” arrest of Robert Telles is both a huge relief and an outrage. for Review-Journal newsroom,” Editor Cooke said Wednesday.

“We thank the Las Vegas police for their urgency and hard work as well as for immediately aware of the terrible meaning of Jeff killing. Now, hopefully, the Review-Journal, German family and many of Jeff’s friends can begin process of mourn and honor great man and brave reporter. God, Jeff.

Robert Telles: Las Vegas Local official was arrested for in killing of    investigative journalist who informed on him, his newspaper says

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German was discovered outside his home Saturday morning and the police suspect killing it may have happened before. The authorities have addressed in in area to review any surveillance cameras from Friday from 8:00 to 13:00, possibly capture best look of a person who may have been involved in in killing.

BUT possible the suspect “potentially sheathed area to commit other crimes prior to the murder,” Las Vegas police said. Images from surveillance cameras of somebody wearing a bright an orange shirt and a wide-brimmed hat were released, as well as a photo of something like a maroon GMC SUV.

Clark County State Administrator Robert Telles washes his car outside    his home in    Las Vegas, Tuesday.  Authorities served a search warrant in Telles home Wednesday in connection with in fatal stabbing  of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff Herman. Clark County State Administrator Robert Telles washes his car outside    his home in    Las Vegas, Tuesday.  Authorities served a search warrant in Telles home Wednesday in connection with in fatal stabbing  of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff Herman.

Colleagues of A German reviewer for Google Maps noted in The Telles Road is like a maroon SUV. in Look at the photo released by the authorities, said Arthur Kane, a reporter. for review log who worked with Deutsch.

“The police have arrived down and tied off in area started looking for him house”Kane told CNN’s Erin Burnett. on Wednesday. According to Kane, the SUV was registered to Telles’ wife. vehicle was taken away by investigators.

CNN’s Amir Vera, Jamiel Lynch, Nick Watt, Chuck Johnston, Elizabeth Joseph, Hanna Sarison and Satyam Kaswala contributed to this report.

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