Lawsuit filed against D.C. by The Profiling Project in Seth Rich murder investigation
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Democratic National Committee worker Seth Rich was murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of D.C. last July. His killer still on the run.
On Wednesday morning, a lawsuit was filed against the District of Columbia demanding police hand over records including officer's body camera video. The Profiling Project, funded by GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman, filed the suit.
The Project is looking into Rich's murder and also wants surveillance video, ballistic reports and the autopsy of Rich.
“In the lawsuit, you say MPD has mismanaged the murder of Seth Rich … can you expound a little on that?" I-Team Investigator Scott Taylor asked Burkman.
"Mismanagement, in that I think, how tragic, Scott, it soon went into the cold case file. They released no new information since October 16, 2016. That's a long time," Burkman said. "Why is it left to a private citizen to do what they should be doing. I set up an entire organization and we have interviewed people they haven't interviewed."
Police Chief Peter Newsham told the I-Team today he won't comment on pending litigation. We also reached out to Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has yet to respond.