Police Search Home of County Official in Connection to Reporter’s Stabbing Death

Authorities served search warrants Wednesday morning in connection to the slaying of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, a 40-year career journalist.

Jeff German, journalist

Uniformed officers and police vehicles were outside the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles at 7 a.m.

Telles, a Democrat, lost his primary bid for for re-election in June, and had been the focus of recent reporting by German.

Rob Telles

German had been found stabbed to death outside his apartment in Las Vegas on September 3. Officials believe he was fatally injured during an altercation the day before.

Two pieces of surveillance information were made public, a suspect photo and a vehicle description.

an unidentified suspect

German’s death came months after he reported that current and former employees alleged that Telles fueled a hostile work environment and carried on an “inappropriate relationship” with a subordinate staffer, Roberta Lee-Kennett. The complaints led to co-workers secretly videotaping the two in the back seat of Lee-Kennett’s car in a parking garage. The story also included claims of bullying and favoritism by Telles.

This story is developing, we expect updates.

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