LAS VEGAS, NV — The Las Vegas Police Department announced Tuesday it would no longer participate in future press conferences despite calls for updates on the investigation into the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
The stunning announcement comes as questions regarding the whereabouts of Jesus Campos, a Mandalay Bay security guard who blew the lid off the government’s official story, reach a fever pitch.
Campos, who was scheduled for a series of television interviews last week, has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth since going public with information that disputed the FBI’s official timeline of events.
David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America, the union which represents Campos, told the Los Angles Times on Monday it had been four days since he last saw Campos (http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-jesus-campos-vegas-20171016-story.html.
“We have had no contact with him… Clearly, somebody knows where he is,” Hickey said.
Hickey said the last contact he had with Compos was via text message in which he was told Campos was being taken to a walk-in health clinic in Vegas.
“For the past four days he’d been preparing,” Hickey told FOX5 Las Vegas. “We had a meeting with MGM officials, and after that meeting was over, we talked about the interviews, we went to a private area, and when we came out, Mr. Campos was gone.”
But according to the clinic in question, Campos never showed up.
When pressed for statement, LVPD Spokesman Larry Hadfield said the police department had “no comment” on Campos’ disappearance.
“He is a victim in this and we don’t discuss victims,” Hadfield said.
Campos’ disappearance only adds to the mystery surrounding the October 1 event during which police say 58 year old Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert goers from the upper floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in downtown Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding 546 others.
Campos was also allegedly shot by Paddock, but an emergency call radioed in for help after Campos was wounded contradicted the official timeline put forth by both the LVPD and the FBI.
“Right now I’m just concerned where my member is, and what his condition is. It’s highly unusual,” Hickey told Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/17/las-vegas-guard-jesus-campos-not-missing-person-police-say-hes-victim.html). “I’m hoping everything is OK with him.”