The murder of Seth Rich has inspired a thousand theories.
It’s gotten Sean Hannity in trouble for pushing questions about it.
Media Matters used it as an excuse to attack him and target his advertisers, hoping to do in his show. So far, 9 advertisers have pulled out, but others seem to be hanging in there.
But the bottom line is that there was a young man killed whose murder needs solving.
Businessman and investor Martin Shkreli has offered $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the killers.
Washington, D.C. lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman also offered $105,000 for information.
Now, Burkman is taking it further.
From Daily Caller:
Washington, D.C. lobbyist and attorney Jack Burkman is filing a lawsuit Wednesday to force the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to release information regarding the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich.
“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,” the lawsuit says.
Rich, who had worked for the DNC for two years, was shot early in the morning in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2016.
While police have refused to divulge information on the case, TheDCNF obtained the public incident report, which revealed that at least three responding officers were wearing body cameras. When TheDCNF reached out to the police for information regarding the presence of body cams or surveillance footage near the scene of the crime, the department refused to confirm or deny the existence of surveillance footage.
Multiple agencies including the Daily Caller have asked the police to release the information.
MPD has a history of regularly releasing surveillance video to the public pertaining to unsolved criminal investigations. A quick look at the police department’s YouTube channel reveals that they regularly release video footage in cases involving a person of interest. MPD has released 12 videos in the last week alone, to include unsolved murder investigations. Their habit for transparency with unsolved cases raises the question as to why they’ve been so tight-lipped about the Rich case.
Yet they haven’t released the information on this case.
Burkman wants to make the police department release the video footage of the murder along with the medical examiner’s report and ballistic reports related to the murder weapon.
Burkman is also conducting an independent investigation with volunteer students from George Washington University’s Student Association for Forensic Psychology.
Burkman is reportedly going to make a statement when he files the lawsuit in Washington, D.C. tomorrow morning.