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Las Vegas Dem accused of killing journalist said in 2020 arrest wife acted like he was going to ‘kill’ her

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Clark County, Nevada, Public Administrator Robert Telles, who was charged last week in connection with the Aug. 3 murder of an investigative journalist, can be heard saying his wife acted like he was “going to kill her” during a 2020 arrest caught on police body camera footage.

Las Vegas police arrested Telles, 45, after they released photos of the suspect in journalist Robert German’s killing and the suspect’s vehicle, which matched a description of the vehicle Telles was seen driving before German’s death.

In the video captured during his March 1, 2020, arrest over a domestic incident in which he allegedly choked his wife, a drunken Telles repeatedly says he loves his wife and family and would never hurt them, according to FOX5 Las Vegas

At one point, however, he says his wife was “acting like” he was “going to f—ing kill her.”

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The public administrator repeatedly tells police in the video that he is a “public official.”

“Why are you taking me down? I haven’t touched anybody. I haven’t hurt anybody. This is a civil rights violation,” Telles can be heard saying to police in 2020 body camera footage obtained by FOX5.

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He says later on: “I am so not, like, somebody who’s embarrassing. I’m a public official. …I’m not trying to, like, be an a–hole or a jerk.”

At one point, he tells an officer to contact an official with the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) to “vouch” for him.

Jeff German murder suspect Robert Telles is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Jeff German murder suspect Robert Telles is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
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Police in the video can be heard saying Telles was accused of choking his wife near the Bellagio hotel. When an officer suggests that his wife might have been upset with Telles’ drunken state, he tells the cop: “Honestly, I’ve been drunker. I’ve been drunker than this, chief.”

The case was closed on March 30, 2020, and Telles was ordered to complete a class, according to FOX5.

Two years later, Telles was accused of killing German, a journalist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, who had uncovered potential wrongdoing in Telles’ office. The public administrator was “upset” about additional pending reports, police said after Telles’ arrest.

Robert Telles is accused of stabbing Jeff German to death outside the journalist's home on Aug. 3.

Robert Telles is accused of stabbing Jeff German to death outside the journalist’s home on Aug. 3.
(Elizabeth Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

The 45-year-old Democratic city official is charged with open murder and is currently detained in the Clark County Detention Center.

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Police on Tuesday released a photo of the suspect in German’s killing wearing a bright orange jacket, a large straw hat, black pants and gray sneakers. After Telles’ arrest, authorities revealed that they recovered a cut-up straw hat and cut-up gray sneakers with blood stains from Telles’ home during their investigation into German’s murder. Police said they also found Telles’ DNA at the scene of the crime.

LVMPD is still processing other evidence in the case. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-7777, or email at [email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.  



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At least 3 people killed and 11 others injured in Brazil school shootings

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At least three people were killed and 11 others injured Friday after a gunman opened fire at two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, according to local authorities.



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Red flag fire warnings over CA winds canceled as storm system dies down

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Red flag warnings for fire danger in parts of Southern California were canceled Friday as Santa Ana winds declined, although forecasters noted that dry conditions would continue into the weekend.

Southern California Edison’s website showed no remaining public safety power shutoffs.

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California officials warned of increased wildfire risks due to seasonal Santa Ana winds, though those warnings were retracted Friday.

California officials warned of increased wildfire risks due to seasonal Santa Ana winds, though those warnings were retracted Friday.
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Electricity for thousands of customers in Riverside and Ventura counties was cut on Thanksgiving Day to prevent wildfires caused by wind damage to power lines and electrical infrastructure.

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No major fires were reported during the latest Santa Ana wind event.

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The most extreme gusts reached 99 miles per hour in mountains north of Los Angeles, and 88 miles per hour on a San Diego County peak, the National Weather Service said.



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Ex-soldier found guilty of Troubles shooting

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David Holden, a former member of the Grenadier Guards, was 18 at the time of the killing in 1988.



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