A week ago, 60 minutes released an interview with officers involved in the Mandalay Bay hotel mass murder. The cops were the first into shooter’s room. They revealed that Stephen Paddock had secured the hallway door just outside his room with a metal plate and screws. What’s more . . .
the report claims that the missing Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos attempted to access Mr. Paddock’s room via the door, then took an alternative route.
Why was Mr. Campos taking the stairs from the 31st floor, rather than using the elevator to Mr. Paddock’s 32nd floor suite?
We also know that two police officers– who “happened” to be in the hotel — accompanied unnamed, unspecified armed hotel security to the 31st floor, responding to Mr. Campos’ shooting.
According one of the official timelines, the armed security and police finally arrived at Mr. Paddock’s suite two minutes after he stopped firing. Which means the “wrong floor/bolted door” response may well have been a matter of life and death.
In short, when it comes to the Mandalay Bay hotel’s response to the shooting, we don’t know who knew what when, who was where when, and what they did.
Given all these questions, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office third attempt at a timeline and Mr. Campos’ sudden disappearance, the Department of Justice should launch an immediate investigation into the police and hotel response to the Mandalay Bay shooting.
I reckon we’ll only know the truth — or some of the truth — if the civil lawsuits forces its disclosure. What happened in Vegas should not stay in Vegas, lest it be repeated elsewhere.