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At Time of His Death, Investigative Reporter Was Researching Story About Politician Who’s Now Murder Suspect

Jeff German, host of Mobbed Up, with Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) on the Strip in Las Vegas Wednesday, Junho 2, 2021.

Jeff German, host of Mobbed Up, with Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) on the Strip in Las Vegas Wednesday, Junho 2, 2021.

Jeff German.
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Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles is being held on an open murder charge Thursday in connection to the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.

The shocking news of Tellesarrest came days after German, 69, was found stabbed to death outside his home in Las Vegas on the morning of Sept. 3.

This is a terrible and jarring homicide that has deeply impacted Las Vegas. Every murder is tragic, but the killing of a journalist is particularly troublesome,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Thursday in a news conference.

Police executed search warrants on Telleshome Wednesday morning — the day after they released a surveillance video of a suspect wearing a wide brimmed straw hat and a reflective orange jacket, carrying a duffle bag.

The police also identified the suspect’s vehicle, a maroon-colored GMC Denali, stopping multiple times around the neighborhood. Police said the Denali was registered to Telles’ esposa.

In this handout provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles poses for a mugshot after being charged in the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. Police said German was stabbed to death outside his home on September 03, but his body was not found until the next day. German recently reported for months on the turmoil surrounding Telles' oversight of the office, and the administrator subsequently lost his re-election bid in June's primary election.

In this handout provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles poses for a mugshot after being charged in the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. Police said German was stabbed to death outside his home on September 03, but his body was not found until the next day. German recently reported for months on the turmoil surrounding Telles' oversight of the office, and the administrator subsequently lost his re-election bid in June's primary election.

Robert Telles.
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Na coletiva de imprensa, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Captain Dori Koren said investigators recovered a pair of shoes that matched the suspect’s description.

There is apparent blood on the shoes and the shoes were cut in a manner to try and destroy evidence,” Koren said.

Investigators also recovered a straw hat that wasalso cut in a manner that was likely to destroy the evidence,” Koren said.

The straw hat matched the hat seen in the surveillance video, ele disse.

Koren also said that TellesDNA was also discovered at the crime scene.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks at a news conference at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to brief media members on the arrest of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, whose booking photo is displayed on a television, on the charge of open murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German on September 08, 2022, em las vegas, Nevada. Police said German was stabbed to death outside his home on September 03, but his body was not found until the next day. German recently reported for months on the turmoil surrounding Telles' oversight of the office, and the administrator subsequently lost his re-election bid in June's primary election.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks at a news conference at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to brief media members on the arrest of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, whose booking photo is displayed on a television, on the charge of open murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German on September 08, 2022, em las vegas, Nevada. Police said German was stabbed to death outside his home on September 03, but his body was not found until the next day. German recently reported for months on the turmoil surrounding Telles' oversight of the office, and the administrator subsequently lost his re-election bid in June's primary election.

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Investigators looked at multiple leads including a possible burglary series but soon zeroed in on Telles.

Telles was upset about articles being written by German as an investigative journalist that exposed potential wrongdoing,” Koren said. “Telles had publicly expressed his issues with that reporting, and then ultimately Telles was also upset that there was additional reporting that was pending.

Em maio, German began writing stories about the upheaval in Tellesoffice.

In a May 16 artigo, German wrote that his office wasmired in turmoil and internal dissension over the past two years, with allegations of emotional stress, bullying and favoritism leading to secret videotaping of the boss and a co-worker outside the office.

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murder suspect in jeff german case

Suspect in the Jeff German murder investigation.
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German quoted current and past employees who alleged a hostile work environment and aninappropriate relationshipTelles allegedly had with a staffer.

Em resposta, Telles denied an inappropriate relationship with the staffer and pointed his finger ata handful of old-timershe said were bad-mouthing him.

They are unhappy with the way the office has been taken out of their control,” Telles said. “All my new employees are super-happy and everyone’s productive and doing well. We’ve almost doubled the productivity in the office.

Jeff German, Investigative Journalist Stabbed to Death Outside of His Apartment, Suspect Still at Large

Jeff German, Investigative Journalist Stabbed to Death Outside of His Apartment, Suspect Still at Large

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Mais tarde naquele mês, German wrote that a consultant had been hired to quell the office friction.

Em junho, Telles, um democrata, lost his re-election bid and criticized the Review-Journal for their coverage.

Além disso, Telles often aired his grievances with German on social media.

Em junho, ele escreveu, “*Wife hears rustling in the trash* Her: ‘Honey, is there a wild animal in the trash?’ Mim: 'Não, dear. Looks like it’s @JGermanRJ going through our trash for his 4th story on me.’ Oh, Jeff… [laughing Emoji] @LVRJ#LasVegas.”

Depois brincadeira that he left pizza and sushi in the trash, Telles chamado German atypical bully,” adicionando, “Can’t take a pound of critism [sic] after slinging 100 pounds of BS. Up to article #4 agora. You’d think he’d have better things to do.

‘A Great Man and a Brave Reporter

Em um comunicado, the newspaper’s executive editor Glenn Cook said the arrest of Tellesis at once an enormous relief and an outrage for the Review-Journal newsroom.

We are relieved Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official. Journalists can’t do the important work our communities require if they are afraid a presentation of facts could lead to violent retribution,” Cook added.

We thank Las Vegas police for their urgency and hard work and for immediately recognizing the terrible significance of Jeff’s killing. Agora, esperançosamente, a Review-Journal, the German family and Jeff’s many friends can begin the process of mourning and honoring a great man and a brave reporter. Godspeed, Jeff.

The Society of Professional Journalists released a statement saying that German’s death wasa reminder that everyday journalists around the world put their lives on the line to uncover the truth. ”

“Enquanto o Review-Journal relatado, many described Jeff as a fearless reporter, the embodiment of the First Amendment, who stood up for society’s underdogs and had a strong sense of right and wrong. We should honor Jeff by continuing to be like him, a person of courage, compassion and commitment to the truth,” ela adicionou.

We at SPJ send our condolences to Jeff’s colleagues at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Telles is being held in the Clark County Detention Center. Não ficou imediatamente claro se ele contratou um advogado.