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  May 1, 2001 expense report
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

May 01, 2001 - Ramsey Update #82
Ramsey Case Update #82
TO: Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police
FROM: Joseph Pura, Director Financial Services
DATE: May 1, 2001
SUBJ: Expenses related to Ramsey Homicide
1996 expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:

Item
Cost
Overtime Expenses (604.75 Hrs.)
$ 20,340.80
Travel Expenses
$ 248.38
Investigative Expense
$ 788.55
Total Expenditures for 1966
$ 21,377.73

1997 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense
$ 308,630.81
Overtime Expense (3,929.5 Hours)
$ 134,621.66
Travel Expenses through 12-31-97
$ 57,392.46
Investigative Expense through 12-31-97
$ 30,830.08
Total Expenditures for 1997
$ 531,475.01

1998 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 562,149.72
Overtime Expense 954 Hours
$ 37,541.46
Travel Expenses through 12-31-98
$ 11,319.01
Investigative Expense through 12-31-98
$ 19,946.74
Total Expenditures for 1998
$ 630,956.93

1999 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#25
$ 220,780.26
Overtime Expense (218.75 Hours)
$ 10,554.11
Travel Expenses through 12-30-99
$ 3,842.91
Investigative Expense through 12-30-99
$ 3,010.70
Total Expenditures for 1999
$ 238,187.98

2000 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 133,648.28
Overtime Expense
$ 4,898.78
Travel Expenses through 12-31-2000
$ 3,157.00
Investigative Expense
$ 4,369.25
Total Expenditures for 2000
$ 146,073.31

2001 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense through 5-1-01
$ 39,518.11
Overtime Expense through 5-1-01
$ 1,247.22
Investigative Expense
$ 550.00
Total Expenditures for 2001
$ 41,315.33

Total expenditures related to
Ramsey Homicide Investigation
for 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, & 2001.

$1,609,386.29
(Does not include on duty costs of investigation for Management Exempt employees, such as Chief, Commander and Legal Advisor)

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  April 30, 2001 On Lou Smit's TV presentation
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:41 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - Replies (3)

April 30, 2001 - Ramsey Update #81
Ramsey Case Update #81
CITY OF BOULDER NEWS RELEASE
April 30, 2001
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
NEWS
Ramsey case update #81

Chief Mark Beckner responds to media questions
about Lou Smit's television appearance
In response to questions about Lou Smit and his Ramsey case theories, the Boulder Police Department believes it would be improper to debate the merits of the evidence in the public arena.
Both Police and District Attorney investigators have been aware of Lou Smit's theories and interpretation of the evidence since 1997. Lou Smit left the investigation in the fall of 1998 and has not been involved for the last 2 ½ years of ongoing investigation. The case and development of evidence has changed significantly over that period of time.
"We certainly do not know what Mr. Smit hopes to accomplish, but we do not wish to have public debate about what evidence we do and do not have," Chief Mark Beckner said. "We will simply continue to do the work we've been doing."
  • Current facts and figures related to the investigation are as follows:
  • Number of people formally interviewed to date:
    More than 600.
    Note: Many have been interviewed more than one time.
  • Number of outside experts and consultants utilized to date:
    More than 60.
  • Number of persons investigated as possible suspects to date:
    About 140.
  • Number of items of evidence logged into property to date:
    About 1,400.
  • Approximate size of investigative case file to date:
    About 40,000 pages.
  • Number of phone tips: About 5,200
  • Number of letters received in reference to Ramsey case:
    More than 3,500.
  • Number of states investigation has taken Boulder Police to: 17
There will be no further comments by the Police Department.
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  August 30, 2000 - expense report
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:40 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 30, 2000 - Ramsey Update #80
News Release
August 30, 2000
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Expenses update (#80)
TO: Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police
FROM: Joseph Pura, Director Financial Services
DATE: June 15, 2000
SUBJ: Expenses related to Ramsey Homicide
1996 expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:

Item
Cost
Overtime Expenses (604.75 Hrs.)
$ 20,340.80
Travel Expenses
$ 248.38
Investigative Expense
$ 788.55
Total Expenditures for 1966
$ 21,377.73

1997 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense
$ 308,630.81
Overtime Expense (3,929.5 Hours)
$ 134,621.66
Travel Expenses through 12-31-97
$ 57,392.46
Investigative Expense through 12-31-97
$ 30,830.08
Total Expenditures for 1997
$ 531,475.01

1998 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 562,149.72
Overtime Expense 954 Hours
$ 37,541.46
Travel Expenses through 12-31-98
$ 11,319.01
Investigative Expense through 12-31-98
$ 19,946.74
Total Expenditures for 1998
$ 630,956.93

1999 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#25
$ 220,780.26
Overtime Expense (218.75 Hours)
$ 10,554.11
Travel Expenses through 12-30-99
$ 3,842.91
Investigative Expense through 12-30-99
$ 3,010.70
Total Expenditures for 1999
$ 238,187.98

2000 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense P.P. #9
$ 41,521.94
Overtime Expense 47.5 hours
$ 2,949.17
Travel Expenses through 12-31-2000
$ 3,157.00
Investigative Expense
$ 645.00
Total Expenditures for 2000
$ 44,471.11
 
Total expenditures related to
Ramsey Homicide Investigation
for 1996, 97, 98, 99,& 2000

$ 1,466,468.76
(Does not include on duty costs of investigation for Management Exempt employees, such as Chief, Commander and Legal Advisor)

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  Aug. 29, 2000 - Ramsey Atlanta interviews
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:39 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 29, 2000 - Ramsey Update #79
News Release
August 29, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Boulder Police Chief comments on Ramsey interviews (#79)
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner today commented on interviews with John and Patsy Ramsey that took place over the past two days.
"We appreciate the opportunity to speak with John and Patsy Ramsey. We need some time to digest and debrief the interviews and the information we obtained, and we're not in a position to draw any conclusions at this time," he said.
"Due to the parameters of the interviews, we were not able to go into everything we had hoped to in this setting," he said. "In that respect, it was less than we had hoped for."
Regarding criticism of Special Prosecutor Mike Kane, Beckner said: "We certainly do not agree with the way Mike Kane was characterized by the Ramseys' attorney. Mike Kane has been an integral part of moving this investigation forward and has been a knowledgeable adviser to the investigation for more than two years. Just as it's the job of the Ramseys' attorney to aggressively defend his clients, it's the prosecutor's job to aggressively pursue justice in this case."
The interviews began on Monday, with investigators questioning Patsy Ramsey for more than seven hours. Today, interviewers met with Patsy Ramsey for about 30 minutes and with John Ramsey for about 2½ hours.

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  Aug. 1, 2000 - Amy assault
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:39 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 01, 2000 - Ramsey Update #78
News Release
August 1, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Ramsey Update #78

Boulder Police Chief responds to questions about 1997 sexual assault case
A report published this morning in the Dallas Morning News raises the possibility that the murder of JonBenét Ramsey is related to the unsolved sexual assault on a 14-year-old Boulder girl that occurred nine months later, in September 1997.
Chief Mark Beckner said Boulder Police have known about this case for two years and previously looked at the sexual assault in association with the Ramsey murder. While the two cases have some similarities, detectives found no definitive connection at the time. Beckner has asked for detectives to again review the case file to determine if anything more can be done. While detectives again pursue the possibility, Beckner clarified that the two cases have more differences than similarities. "However, in this line of work, you never rule anything out until you've answered all the questions," he said. Because of upcoming interviews with John and Patsy Ramsey, Beckner has decided to decline requests for media interviews at this time. "I don't want to do anything that would potentially jeopardize this opportunity to talk with the parents," he said.
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  May 24, 2000 - after Ramsey polygraphs
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:38 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

May 24, 2000 - Ramsey Update #77
News Release
May 24, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Ramsey Release #77

Statement from Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner regarding Ramsey news conference
"We did receive a fax this morning from the Ramseys' attorney at the same time the press conference was happening. We will accept any information they are willing to provide regarding the polygraph examinations, just as we're happy to receive any information from others who come forward. That's part of our job, to collect all information, no matter what the source, and add it to the investigation. Certainly, how information is obtained and under what circumstances affects the reliability of the information, no matter who provides it.
"At this point, nothing has changed the way this case will be investigated. We remain committed to solving this crime through legitimate, accepted, credible investigative methods. Contrary to the myths of the pundits and lawyers, we have not focused our investigation solely on the Ramseys. In fact, we've spent well over half of our investigative time in the past three-and-a-half years on information not specific to the Ramsey family. The Ramseys and their attorneys are fully aware of this.
"What's unfortunate about our position as a law enforcement agency is that we don't have the luxury to provide many explanations. This is an active homicide investigation, and we can't afford to compromise our ability to provide justice in this case simply to satisfy public curiosity."
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  May 15, 2000 Nancy Krebs
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:36 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

May 15, 2000 - Ramsey Update #76
News Release
May 15, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Boulder Police end investigation into California woman's report
Boulder Police and prosecutors have concluded an investigation that began in February when a 37-year-old California woman reported her belief that JonBenet Ramsey was murdered as part of a child sex ring. The investigation found no additional evidence to support this theory.
In February, the woman contacted the Boulder Daily Camera with allegations of a child sex abuse conspiracy involving her own family members, the Ramsey family and close friends of the Ramseys. The woman also claimed that some of her own family members were at a party attended by JonBenet Ramsey and her parents on December 25, 1996, just prior to JonBenet's death. The woman believed JonBenet was likely killed at the party by adults who sexually and physically abused her.
Boulder Police spent about 11 weeks investigating the allegations, which included conducting 22 interviews, reviewing medical and psychological records, reviewing photographs and recordings, consulting with a forensic psychiatrist, and comparing the allegations against physical evidence and current knowledge of the case. As a result, Boulder Police and prosecutors working on the case have concluded that other than the woman's statements, there is no evidence to support this theory of JonBenet's murder.
"The Boulder Police have spent a significant amount of time investigating the claims made by this woman and her attorney," Prosecutor Mike Kane said. "There is simply no credible evidence to link anything she alleges to the death of JonBenet. The expenditure of additional police and prosecutorial resources is unwarranted."
Boulder Police have made no judgments or conclusions about abuse the woman may have suffered in prior years in California. It is well established that she was a victim of sexual abuse in 1979-80, for which a suspect was arrested and convicted. However, the current investigation did not find any connection between the abuse she suffered and the death of JonBenet Ramsey.
Boulder Police have forwarded information to the FBI in reference to some of the woman's allegations regarding the operation of a child sex ring. Police also advised her to contact California authorities with any information she has regarding crimes that may have occurred in California.
This is the second time Boulder Police have investigated the possibility of JonBenet's death being connected to a "sex ring" or pornographic operation involving numerous people. On each occasion, no credible evidence was found to support such speculation.
"We needed to take the time to complete a thorough investigation," Police Chief Mark Beckner said. "Unfortunately, the allegations have led to speculation that Fleet and Priscilla White, former close friends of the Ramseys and hosts of the 1996 Christmas party, were somehow involved in the sexual abuse and death of JonBenet. We have no evidence whatsoever to support this and have never had evidence to support such an allegation. Nor do we have any evidence that John and Patsy Ramsey were part of or participated in a child sex ring operation."
Because she is a sexual assault victim, Boulder Police are not releasing the name of the California woman.

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  April 25, 2000 - no FBI, no polygraph
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:36 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 25, 2000 - Ramsey Update #75
News Release
April 25, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

No Polygraph exams scheduled for John and Patsy Ramsey #75
After several discussions with Boulder Police, an attorney for John and Patsy Ramsey today informed police Chief Mark Beckner that the Ramseys will not take polygraph examinations.
On April 11, the Boulder Police Department accepted John and Patsy Ramsey's public offer to take polygraph exams regarding the death of their daughter, JonBenet. The department agreed to the conditions as set forth by John Ramsey in a March 23 television interview as follows:
  • The exam be conducted by an examiner independent from the Boulder Police Department
  • The exam be conducted in Atlanta
  • The results of the exam be made public.
Boulder Police arranged to have FBI specialists conduct the examination in Atlanta. After consulting with others in law enforcement, Boulder Police selected the FBI polygraphers specifically for their international reputation in criminal polygraphs and their independence from the Boulder Police Department. Other factors that weighed heavily in selecting the FBI were the specialist training received by FBI examiners, the quality control implemented in their examinations and supervisory oversight that is provided for every exam.
During subsequent discussions, Ramsey attorney Lin Wood told Boulder Police that the Ramseys were reluctant to take an exam administered by the FBI, as they believed involvement of the FBI and the FBI laboratories in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation prevented them from being "independent" examiners.
As a compromise to the Ramseys' concerns, the FBI agreed to assign an examiner who had no prior knowledge or involvement in the Ramsey case, and the Boulder Police Department agreed not to be involved in selecting the specific FBI examiners
This did not satisfy Ramsey concerns with the FBI involvement, and the Boulder Police Department is not willing to further compromise on this issue, so there will be no polygraph exams at this time.
"Obviously, we're disappointed that the Ramseys have declined to take the polygraph exams, after very publicly saying they would," Beckner said. "However, our offer still stands, should the Ramseys decide to change their position."
-City-

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  April 11, 2000 polygraphs planned
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:34 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 11, 2000 - Ramsey Update #74
News Release
April 11, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Statement from Police Chief Mark Beckner
regarding polygraph tests in the Ramsey case:
(Ramsey Update #74)
"In recent weeks, John and Patsy Ramsey have publicly offered their willingness to take a polygraph examination. The Boulder Police Department, after consultation and agreement with the Boulder County DA's office and the FBI, has decided to accept the Ramsey's offer. D.A. Alex Hunter now agrees that the polygraph exam would be a worthwhile tool for the investigation.
Arrangements have been made to conduct an exam in accordance with the conditions identified by John Ramsey in late March, 2000. We have notified the Ramsey's through their attorneys and await a reply to schedule a date for the exam."
No further comment will be made at this time.
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  April 10, 2000 - Thomas' book and polygraph issues
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:33 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

April 10, 2000 - Ramsey Update #73
News Release
April 10, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Boulder Police Chief responds to
Ramsey-related media questions. #73
In response to inquiries from the media about the status of the Ramsey investigation, Chief Mark Beckner has issued the following statements.
Related to whether the Ramseys will be asked to take a polygraph examination:
  • "Boulder Police investigators did meet today with members of the DA's office and agents from the FBI to further explore the issue of whether to offer a polygraph examination to John and Patsy Ramsey. The process is ongoing and we will not disclose the content of the discussion or make any further statement at this time."
Related to Steve Thomas' book:
  • "We are not releasing information on strategies or tactics used on our investigation."
  • "I have not read the book, therefore I am unable to comment on its contents."
Chief Beckner also has made the following statement on the book in recent days:
  • "Although I have not seen a copy of Steve Thomas' book, it's my understanding that he is highly critical of me for not being more aggressive in investigating the Ramsey parents. This stands in sharp contrast to past assertions made by the Ramsey attorneys and the Ramseys themselves in recent weeks, and a former investigator with the DA's office, who accused the Boulder Police of being too aggressive. Perhaps that contrast in opinion illustrates the fairness and objectivity with which we have approached this investigation."
Chief Beckner will have no further response at this time.
--CITY--

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