Monday, July 7th, 2008
At this point all I can tell you is that the attorney for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Rick Lindsey, told me last Thursday that he had finally been given the video on hand there and was mailing me a copy. But that video is worthless, according to Detective Ethon Harper, who said it “cuts out after just a couple of minutes, so there is no recorded interview.”
Today I got this voice message from Captain Richard Conklin of the Stamford Police Department: “From what I understand, the dupe that we made and sent down south of our video cut off for some reason after some time. But our original is OK. I think they’ve requested another copy of that.”
Fayette County attorney Lindsey told me he could not confirm what Conklin said. When I asked, “What would be the explanation for not having bothered to ask Stamford for a good complete copy of the video at the time of the original investigation?”, Lindsey replied, “I have no idea.”
Detective Harper was separately asked the same two questions. He has not responded.