The Profiling Project DC Superior Court filing, May 31, 2017, Seeking surveillance video footage medical examiner’s report forensic ballistic report, MPD controversial handling of the Seth Rich murder, Crucial to the public’s understanding
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“I know that Seth Rich was involved in the DNC leak.”…Kim Dotcom
“Let me tell you something. They were all over that woman,”
“And it was the type of stuff we ran into with the outfit (the Chicago mob). Intimidation just by watching her, making their presence known. … Just to let her know ‘We can do what we want.’ ”…Attorney David Schippers, Clinton investigator
From The Profiling Project DC Superior Court filing, May 31, 2017.
“COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF
[Freedom of Information Act, D.C. Code § 2-531, et seq.]
1. This action is brought under the District of Columbia’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), D.C. Code § 2-531, et seq., as amended. Plaintiff, The Profiling Project, seeks injunctive and other appropriate relief for the disclosure and production of specific information.
The Profiling Project is an independent nonpartisan organization dedicated exclusively to solving the murder of Seth Rich. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is obligated by law to maintain and make public records regarding the official acts of government and public officials. Specifically, The Profiling Project is seeking: 1) The surveillance video footage from the
second-floor camera at Fragler Market; 2) The Medical Examiner’s report from the examination of the body of Seth Rich; and 3) The forensic ballistic report of from the murder of Seth Rich.
The records sought are specific to the MPD’s controversial handling of the Seth Rich murder and are crucial to the public’s understanding of, and ability to evaluate, the MPD’s conduct during its investigation.
2. MPD began their investigation of the Seth Rich murder on July 12, 2016 and has not released any new information since October 16, 2016. MPD essentially terminated their efforts in late October 2016. The case is now clearly a cold case. As such, the release of the desired information would not and could not harm MPD’s efforts in any way, as there is no continuing effort.
3. Significantly, this information is being irresponsibly withheld because its release would inform the public and lead to solving the murder of Seth Rich.
4. The MPD, having mismanaged the murder of an important young man, and wanting to keep such information concealed from public knowledge, is refusing to fulfill its record keeping obligations and public disclosure requirement and make public those records.
5. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and Chief Peter Newsham are standing in willful disobedience of their lawful obligations to disclose information, including defiantly stating
a refusal to disclose information where such information is mandated by law that it “shall be made available to the public on request.”
6. This defies the police accountability and transparency that the D.C. City Council intended to protect
7. The release of this crucial material will help bring peace to the victim’s family, and it will help to either confirm or refute the various theories that swirl about this important murder case.
8. During the investigation of the murder of Seth Rich, MPD acquired two security videos from the Flagler Market taken during the early morning hours of July 12, 2016. They have not made either video available.
9. The medical examiner’s report regarding the death of Seth Rich has never been released.”