March 24, 2006

NYPD On NY Post's Rashawn Brazell 'News' - 'Total BS!!'

If I had to choose the liar in this situation, it would mos def have to be the NY Post:

Rashawn Brazell Murder Progress Discounted

Police challenge Post account; victim's mother expresses anger, doubt

By Paul Schindler

A March 20 published report that police investigating the gruesome February 2005 murder and dismemberment of Rashawn Brazell a 19-year-old African-American gay man from Bushwick are trying to find a former neighbor in his 30s who was the victim's lover, has drawn a firm denial from the NYPD and created confusion and anger for the young man's family.

"They didn't get that from us," a spokesman for the NYPD's deputy commissioner for public information said of a story Monday in the New York Post. "We are not saying that we are looking for somebody with whom the victim was acquainted."

The DCPI spokesman added, however, "For us to say we are looking for somebody makes it that much harder to find them."

That statement suggested that there could be police interest in a person not yet located.

Another police source told Gay City News that the thrust of the published report was "total BS," but that "there is someone who needs to be spoken to." That source emphasized that the man in question is not a suspect, and that while he is "an acquaintance [of Brazell's], I wouldn't even say he is a boyfriend. That is unknown."

Posted by ronn at March 24, 2006 07:38 PM