Progressive 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.
DNC data director Seth Rich 27 also worked on a computer application to help voters locate polling stations. He had accepted a job with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
According to MPD reports, officers patrolling the Bloomingdale neighborhood heard gunshots around 4:20 a.m. the morning of July 10, 2016. Officers discovered a “conscious and breathing” Rich at 2100 Flagler Place in northwest Washington, D.C.
There were rumors that he was meeting an FBI agent. There was no proof of that.
The D.C. police have kept information about the case secret and told the press it appears to be a botched robbery. No valuables were taken from Mr. Rich, but his watch band was torn. He was allegedly shot three times in the back.
The secrecy, the police said, is to keep the investigation from “playing out in the press.”
Daily Caller News Foundation found that at least three responding officers were wearing body cameras. Did he give the police any information? We don’t know.
Burkman, who appears to be a crackpot, is offering a $105,000 reward in the case and wants to force the police department to release video footage of the murder, along with the medical examiner’s report and ballistic reports related to the weapon used to shoot Rich.
Conservative news station One America News has offered a $250,000 reward.
Burkman also leads an independent investigation into the murder with volunteers from George Washington University’s Student Association for Forensic Psychology.
The family desperately wants the case solved.