By Liz Crokin
The head of a private investigative team operating out of Washington, D.C., to solve the murder of Seth Rich insists that officials with the Metropolitan Police Department – in collusion with the mayor – are withholding key evidence from the public and obstructing the investigation for political purposes.
Jack Burkman, the head of the Profiling Project investigative team, said police are no longer cooperating with anyone, and he believes they’ve completely stopped the investigation into Rich’s murder.
“The police have shut down all full operations,” Burkman told WND. “The police are not cooperating with us or anyone, which is sad. This has become a very systematic and deliberate effort by the D.C. police and the mayor to end the Seth Rich investigation.”
But in a statement to WND, the Metropolitan Police Department disputed Burkman’s allegations.
“MPD does not entertain conspiracy theories, and does not engage with conspiracy theorists,” the statement from MPD’s Karimah Bilal said. “If you are in possession of information that you believe to be relevant to this or any case, please let us know the details of such information such that it can help, rather than hinder, our investigation.”
As WND reported, a manager at Lou’s City Bar, the last known location Rich was seen before his murder, claims police never interviewed the bar’s staff or requested evidence from the establishment.
Burkman – who is also a GOP lobbyist and has offered a $105,000 reward of his personal money for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killers – said police initially cooperated with his team. But now he claims they’re not cooperating with any parties involved.