LAS VEGAS (AP) – The US government allocates nearly $ 17 million to help people affected by the massacre of…
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The US government allocates nearly $ 17 million to help people affected by the massacre of the Las Vegas Strip, which became the deadliest in the nation’s modern history, said Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday.
Funds from the Justice Department will cover the costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by October 1, 2017 massacre, Whitaker said in Cincinnati.
Fifty eight people died and more than 850 were injured when an armor opened fire from a high-rise to an outdoor environmental mass of 22,000 people.
Whitaker called $ 1
6.7 million contributions to help victims, family members, medical staff, first responders, concert staff, salespeople and witnesses as an attempt to help Las Vegas heal.
“We’ve already provided $ 3 million to cover state and local law enforcement spending in Las Vegas and Clark County after the October’s terrible mass photography,” he said.
The Justice Department said the money will complement a $ 31.4 million compensation fund collected and spent by the Nevada Crime Victim Office.
A committee that monitored the state fund created a protocol for making payments on a scale to over 530 people.
Relatives to those killed and people whose injuries left them with permanent brain injury or paralysis received a maximum of 275,000 dollars.
Smaller amounts were given to those who were hospitalized or received medical care in emergency or outpatient care the day after the shot.
A motive for the shot has not been found. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo declared the police investigation in Las Vegas complete and on August 3 issued a report saying that the shooter acted alone and the shot was not part of a terrorist plot.
An FBI report containing a behavioral study by shooter Stephen Paddock is expected at the end of the year.
The Las Vegas Police still make weekly releases of video clips from hundreds of officers who responded to the shoot-out in court proceedings in an open-ended registry introduced by The Associated Press and several other media organizations. 19659015] Contact us at [email protected]