Bodycam video shows 2020 arrest of Robert Telles as a suspect in Jeff German’s murder

New Las Vegas Police Department body camera footage of the incident shows Robert Telles, 45, the Las Vegas officer accused of killing journalist Jeff German, was reportedly arrested in March 2020 on domestic violence charges. This information comes from the newly released footage of the incident. Telles was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence as well as resisting arrest when she was taken into custody.

The video shows a belligerent Robert Telles in a state of intoxication trying to resist arrest as police attempt to hold him in handcuffs outside his home. The event reportedly came a year after Telles was elected to his position as Clark County Public Administrator.

The Review Journal was able to obtain a recording of a 911 call in which Telles’ wife Ismael tells the dispatcher that her husband has been drinking too much and is “going crazy.”

Jeff, an investigative writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was stabbed by Telles.

German on September 2, 2022, after the journalist’s scathing story revealed that the public administrator had abused his power in office by intimidating subordinates and showing favoritism. Telles has been detained at the Clark County Detention Center since his arrest on Sept. 7.

Telles said he was heavily intoxicated at the time of the domestic violence arrest he received in 2020, and stated the following during a prison interview with Review-Journal that took place on September 16, 2022.

“It was just that I passed out and once again had no control over what was happening.”

Jeff German

Prior to his arrest, authorities accused Robert Telles of grabbing his wife’s neck and hitting her arm

According to the Review-Journal, a police report revealed that two years before he killed Jeff German, Robert Telles was arrested on domestic battery charges after he allegedly grabbed his wife Ismael around the neck and punched her arm while they were driving home from the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The incident is said to have happened on the way home from the Bellagio.

Afterward, she dialed 911 and asked the operator to send police officers to the scene of the incident. Telles was arrested at her home shortly after police arrived.

Robert Telles appears to be heavily intoxicated in the video as he slurs his speech while being escorted to the police squad car outside his home.

The prosecutor is heard being advised by the police, who advise him: “Don’t do anything more stupid than you have already done.”
Telles continued to claim he was the subject of a malicious defamation campaign while officers searched the vehicle for any weapons that might have been hidden inside.

He said:

“All you want to do is bring me down because of my position as an officer…

I was really careful not to touch anyone. I have harmed no one… This is a violation of your civil rights.
Telles, who appeared to be in a state of confusion after being arrested and placed in the back seat of a police car, questioned authorities about the reasons for the arrest.

In the car, he recited the phrase several times:

“I haven’t touched anyone, I haven’t touched anyone.”

Ismael provided the police with an account of the events that happened after they returned home from the casino during his arrest. According to a Review-Journal article, Robert Telles, who reportedly had consumed too much alcohol, yelled “kill me!”. Afterwards, his wife and their two children locked themselves in a room to protect themselves from him.

The incident report filed by police says that when Telles called 911, she was held in a “bear hug” and refused to let her go until her children snatched her away from him. This information has been included in the report.

The domestic violence allegations against Robert Telles were eventually dropped on September 30, 2020 due to negotiations. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Telles was also sentenced to 90 days in prison, which was suspended because she resisted arrest. He was sentenced to fines and attending classes on how to effectively manage relationships and deal with the stress that comes with them.

Robert Telles claims he passed out from alcohol consumption at the time of his arrest in 2020

Robert Telles, who is currently being held without bail at the Clark County Correctional Facility for the alleged murder of Jeff German, stated that he passed out from alcohol during the 2020 incident and has no recollection of the events leading up to his arrest led to a prison interview with the Las Vegas Journal. Telles is being held for the alleged murder of Jeff German, for which he is being held without bail.

Telles denied hurting his wife and children and said he quit drinking shortly after the incident. He also said that he was not responsible for the incident.

He said:

“Like any other person, I’ve certainly made mistakes and I’ve just really been trying to do my best, to live my life in a way that I’m good for others, and I hope so again, with all that’s going around in the media.” nowadays that people really see that,” the spokesman said. “It’s important for people to understand that I’ve tried to live my life in a way that’s good for others.”
During the same interview, Robert Telles declined to ask questions about the killing of investigative journalist Jeff German because the investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Jeff German Death

On September 4, 2022, German’s body was found stabbed to death outside his Las Vegas Valley home. He was 69 years old. Police said he was involved in an incident involving someone outside his home the day before he was found dead and that they had identified a suspect in his murder. The police also said they found the body of the murdered man.

Robert Telles, a Clark County official, was arrested by police on September 7 on suspicion of the murder of German. German had conducted an investigation into Telles in response to reports that Telles formed an inappropriate relationship with an employee and contributed to a hostile work environment. After the results of German’s investigation were released, Telles was unsuccessful in his attempt to win the Democratic primary for re-election.


Jeff German Career

For more than twenty years, German has covered organized crime, government, politics and the courts while serving as an investigative reporter and writer for the Las Vegas Sun. He covered the fire that broke out at the MGM Grand in 1980, as well as the FBI bribery investigation accepted by Clark County commissioners in the early 2000s (Operation G-Sting).

Murder in Sin City: The Death of a Las Vegas Casino Boss was published by German in 2001 and presented the account of the murder of Ted Binion, heir to the Binion’s Horseshoe fortune. The book is based on the true events that took place in Las Vegas.

German joined the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2010, having previously worked as a journalist for the Las Vegas Sun until he was fired in 2009.

German was the first to report that the gunman fired at two nearby jet fuel tanks at the Las Vegas airport after the Las Vegas massacre in 2017, and that it happened before the gunman turned his focus to the music festival site. Along with colleague Cathy Scott, he was the one who published the story of the 1997 assassination of Mafia ally and bookie Herbert Blitzstein. Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas was a podcast series that German wrote and hosted for. The series was developed in collaboration with the Mob Museum. German also reported on deficiencies in the city’s inspections prior to the tragic 2019 Alpine Motel Apartments fire, as well as mismanagement, unlawful misconduct and bullying at the office of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles. The fire claimed the lives of five people.

childhood and early educational years

Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin was the birthplace of the Germans. He attended Marquette University, where he received his master’s degree. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was where German got his start in the journalism industry and worked there as an intern. He also worked with Jim Romenesko.