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Former Clark County Official Accuses Police of Surveillance Before Journalist’s Murder

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 13, 2024 1:41 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Robert Telles, the former Clark County official charged with murdering investigative journalist Jeff German, claims police were surveilling him for weeks before his arrest, according to newly filed court documents.

Key Points:

  • Telles’ defense attorney alleges police tracked his phone in a bribery investigation.
  • He requests access to full case files, body camera footage, and emails German requested.
  • Telles maintains his innocence and claims he was framed.
  • Prosecutors accuse him of targeting German due to critical articles.

Allegations of Surveillance and Bribery Investigation:

  • Defense attorney Robert Draskovich claims police tracked Telles’ phone as part of a separate bribery investigation.
  • This alleged surveillance reportedly ended after Telles’ arrest on September 7, 2022.

Motive and Evidence:

  • Draskovich claims emails requested by German would prove Telles lacked motive.
  • Police, however, found DNA linking Telles to the crime scene and confiscated evidence he allegedly attempted to destroy.

Public Criticism and Timeline:

  • Prior to German’s death, Telles publicly criticized his reporting on Twitter.
  • Police linked a vehicle matching Telles’ car to the scene and released footage suggesting premeditation.

Next Steps:

  • A hearing on Telles’ request for evidence is scheduled for February 21st.
  • His trial is set to begin in March.

Credits: 8 News Now

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