The FBI released its final report on Monday on the massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, concluding that Paddock acted alone, but there were numerous other factors that could have contributed to his actions, such as his mental health and his involvement with the local sheriff’s office, which is part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The report does not name the sheriff, but it does say the bureau’s review found that the sheriff’s deputies acted in accordance with policy.
The sheriff’s department said in a statement Monday that the FBI did not have access to all of its reports and requested that the bureau provide them in the future.
“We fully support the investigation and have cooperated fully with all the relevant agencies and agencies involved,” Sheriff Joe Lombardo said in the statement.
The FBI’s report does mention that Paddock’s brother had posted videos of himself in the days before the attack, and it notes that Paddock had recently purchased two firearms, a Sig Sauer P226 and a .223-caliber AR-15 rifle.
The bureau says that it found a “pattern of activity” that “appears to have been a premeditated attack.”
The report also said Paddock had “links to several different types of domestic extremists,” including one of the shooters from the Fort Hood shooting in 2009.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Paddock’s wife Marilou Danley had several other posts on social media, including one on March 12, 2017, in which she wrote that she was going to be “taking out the nazis” and “shoot up every nazi in the country.”
That same day, she posted that she had “got my hands on a 9mm pistol.”
In a series of Facebook posts the following day, Danley wrote that the 9mm gun was a “nice little gift” from her husband.
Paddock had bought his guns in 2014.