The Frederick Police Department refuses to release Chris Watts' mistress Nichol Kessinger's video interview from August 16, 2018, even though it is in their evidence room and the Weld County D.A. doesn't have it.
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The Frederick Police Department is in compliance with the provisions of Colorado Revised Statute 24-72-301 regarding the release of Criminal Justice Records:
On November 17, 2019, I wrote to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Manager:
Attached please find a completed Weld County District Attorney's Office Request Form/Colorado Open Records Act/Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, requesting the following information regarding Case #18CR2003/Christopher Watts:
Please provide the evidence locker video of Nichol Kessinger's video interview from August 16, 2018. As seen on the attached information from the discovery, CBI Agent Kevin Koback noted that Nichol was videotaped at the Thornton Police Department, but that the video was too large of a file to attach to his report, so the video was booked into evidence under this supplemental. Please provide a link to this video for downloading. Thank you.
I've also included additional information from the discovery file that may assist in finding the information in question.
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, I followed up:
More information about previous data requested, as listed in the discovery:
Property & Evidence (2018-273/12.3)
Property #4 - Video interview with NICHOL KESSINGER on August 16, 2018
Description: Video interview with NICHOL KESSINGER on August 16, 2018
CD AND DVD DISC
Property & Evidence
Page 4 of 4
DISCOVERY PAGE 540
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, I received a reply from the Colorado Certified Records Network Records & Evidence Supervisor of the Frederick Police Department after completing
Good morning, Thank you for reaching out to the Frederick Police Department in regards to the Watts Case. I would like to mention that all items in the possession of the Frederick Police Department are also in the possession of the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, with regard to the Watts Case.
There is also a fee associated with the release of these Items from the Frederick Police Department. Our rate is $30.00 per hour of staff time, $7.00 per CD, $0.25 per page. Based on these fees, the total cost for receiving this report from us would be roughly $2,450.00. Funds for the request must be received prior to the release of any information. We can only accept credit card or money order, no personal checks will be accepted.
The information received from us would only include items from the Frederick Police Department, and would not include reports from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other agency involved with the case. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you, and have a great day...
AFTER PLENTY OF BACK AND FORTH EMAILS LIKE THIS, POLICE REFUSED TO RELEASE THE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF NICHOL KESSINGER, AS IS THE PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO SEE.
Reasons why the Frederick Police Dept. may not want to release Nichol Kessinger’s video interview:
#1 - Fear
#2 - Protection of Nikki and her dad
#3 - Red tape
Reasons why it’s vital to not bury Nikki Kessinger’s video:
#1 - Public interest, the right to know the due process investigation into a major crime
#2 - Visual evidence unseen
#3 - CBI intended it to be included in the discovery
Chris Watts mistress Nichol Kessinger gave 5 interviews
#1 - 08-15-2018 (At park with Duke the dog and Dwayne the dad)
#2 - 08-16-2018 (Part 1 & Part 2, conducted at Thornton Police Dept. and part of the audio has been released, but the VIDEO portion has not. This DVD video is at the Frederick Police Department and was never released online to the PUBLIC, as it should have been.)
#3 - 08-17-2018 (Nichol Kessinger to cop: Don’t “f$%kin’ let me down please”: Phone interview after Nikki texted cop night before)
#4 - 08-21-2018 (Phone interview) Nichol Kessinger on Shanann Watts bed, Chris Watts camping, BJs, wedding ring: He’s ready to cash in. Nichol Kessinger: Chris Watts “wedding ring comment was callous, he was ready to cash” in, get money.
#5 - 08-23-2018 (Video interview) Transcribed on Plunder's YouTube channel.