I suggested a settlement formula whereby I would acquire the video without compromising a future defense by the police of the state FOI issue raised by our dispute. Specifically, Stamford PD would “send a complete, faithful, non-defective copy of the subject record to the Fayette County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office by a date certain, while so informing both that office and myself.
Below is the text of an October 22 email sent to Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ombudsman Tracie C. Brown for forwarding to City of Stamford assistant corporation counsel Michael S. Toma.
Yesterday the Stamford corporation counsel sent word, through the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ombudsman, that the Stamford police would agree to settle the case according to the terms I have outlined previously:
After vaguely agreeing that the Stamford police would release a good copy of the “Benoit Wikipedia hacker” interrogation video via the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Stamford corporation counsel’s office did nothing in response to my specific proposals on how to make that actually happen.
The public release of a Stamford police detective’s interrogation of the 19-year-old college student who leaked to Wikipedia on June 25, 2007, that Nancy Benoit was dead, more than half-a-day before the rest of the world knew it, appears to be at hand.
After a four-month fight with Georgia and Connecticut authorities, Irvin Muchnick – author of Wrestling Babylon and the forthcoming Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death – has acquired the full video of the Stamford police interrogation of Matthew Greenberg, the 19-year-old wrestling fan who reported the death of Nancy Benoit on Wikipedia a minute past midnight on June 25, 2007, some 14 hours before the family’s dead bodies were discovered.
Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Is Up Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 The 20-plus-minute interrogation is broken into three parts: http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_1.wmv http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_2.wmv http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_3.wmv I’ll comment in the […]