I’m waiting for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to send me the video it says it received of the Stamford Police Department’s interrogation last summer of Matthew T. Greenberg, the hacker who made an eerily accurate edit of Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia bio some 14 hours before the Benoit family’s three dead bodies were discovered.
The saga of the missing videotaped interview of Benoit Wikipedia hacker Matthew Greenberg by a Stamford police detective is either a comedy of errors or something of deeper and not yet fathomed intrigue.
Greenberg was named for the first time in the Fayette County sheriff’s February 2008 report closing the Benoit investigation. The case summary was coordinated and authored by Detective Ethon Harper. The reference to Greenberg, however, is buried in a single paragraph of a “case supplemental” by Detective Joshua Shelton.
No one is saying that Matt Greenberg murdered Chris, Nancy, or Daniel Benoit, or had prior knowledge of the crimes.
But that doesn’t mean that the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s barebones and conclusory hearsay – “Greenberg is ‘harmless’” – should stand as the final public word on the matter. I say this for at least four reasons.
As noted earlier, the Stamford Police Department has denied my request for a copy of the complete videotape of a detective’s June 29, 2007, interview of Benoit Wikipedia hacker Matthew Greenberg. Today I informed Stamford PD of my intention to appeal to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission.
The author of a forthcoming book on the double murder/suicide of pro wrestler Chris Benoit today asked the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission to reverse the refusal by the Stamford Police Department to release a videotaped interrogation that was part of the Benoit investigation.