Conspiracy. Altering Evidence. Destroying Evidence. Covering Up Murder. Bank Fraud. Arson.
Current Sarasota Sheriff Tom Knight
Keeping the lid on Sarasota's pandoras box
Sarasota Sheriff's Department Update: April 11th, 2013
After calling the Sheriff's department for two months requesting that Sheriff Tom Knight meet with Murray's family, a reply was finally given. Sheriff Knight said he will not speak with or meet Murray Cohen's family.
Why did the Sarasota Sheriffs Department lie to the FBI laboratory and tell them that a digital version of the 911 call no longer existed? SSO knew the system in place the day of Murray Cohen's death was archiving onto a DVD.
See Proof Here
Sarasota Sheriffs Department threatens murder victim's son.
See Letter Here
Why wasn't the Sarasota Sheriffs Department suspicious of Amurrio when she refused to take a polygraph test?
See SSO Internal Email Here
Sheriff William Balkwill was the sheriff at the time of Murray Cohen's murder. He is responsible for covering up Murray Cohen's murder and obstructing justice. Balkwill chose to not run for office after becoming a defendant in a civil lawsuit awarding prison contracts. Balkwill eventually was charged with destruction of evidence.
Former Sheriff Balkwill Found Guilty of Destroying Evidence
See Sarasota Herald Newspaper Article
Detective Chris Hallisey
Guilty of Obstruction of Justice in the Murder Cover UP
Lead Detective In The Cohen Case Arrested For Felony Doctor Shopping
Detective Hallisey created a false timeline to change the fact that Murray Cohen's stock broker, who had a pre-arranged appointment, was an ear witness to my father's murder. Hallisey also created this false timeline to hide the fact that my father suffered for 20 minutes before dying.
Hallisey's Falsified Timeline
Why did Sarasota Sheriff's Counsel, Kurt Hoffman obtain an ex parte court order to destroy evidence of a cold blooded murder?
The Orlando Sentinel did a public records request for access to the hard drive containing proof that Murray Cohen was murdered. Kurt Hoffman immediately ran to Sarasota Judge Andrew Owens and quickly obtained an order to immediately destroy the hard drive with a public records request pending.
Why did the Attorney General of Florida, Bill McColllum under Governor Charlie Crist refuse to prosecute and enforce the public records request laws of Florida? As of 5/14/12, the Sarasota Sheriff's department has never turned over or allowed access to the original first generation copy which was archived onto a DVD. After denying the existence of the archived DVD, Hoffman changed his story and came up with numerous archived DVDs. Hoffman came up with all the 911 calls for December 2002 through February 2003, accept the 911 calls from January 1, 2003 thru January 15th. What did Hoffman do
with those calls?
Why did Florida Department of Law Enforcement allow Hoffman to get away with destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice?
Why did Sarasota State Attorney, Earl Moreland allow Kurt Hoffman and the Sarasota Sheriff's Department to get away with covering up a murder and violating Florida's Public Records Request laws?
Why did the State of Florida, Governor Charlie Crist and the Attorney General allow Hoffman to get away with obstruction of justice?
See Letter from Orlando Sentinel (link)
Why would the Sarasota Sheriff's Department have more than one version of the 911 call regarding Murray Cohen's death? Please see
Sarasota Herald Tribune Article.
Captain Paul Richards
Participated in altering the 911 recording.
A criminal with a badge.
Two days after Murray Cohen's death, Detective Dave Scott requested a copy of the 911 recording regarding my father's death. He was required to fill out a form and was asked to be specific in the time of the call in which he was requesting a copy.
True Time Of The Call
Evidence Of False Timeline Created By Detective Chris Hallisey:
Police Report <=== Click Here
Why does Sheriff Knight refuse to speak with former SSO homicide detective Gary Ferguson?
Why did former Sheriff William Balkwill ignore Detective Ferguson's findings of a cold blooded murder?
Former Sarasota Sheriff's Homicide Detective, Gary Ferguson, has reviewed the evidence and has come to the conclusion that Murray Cohen was a victim of a cold blooded, pre-meditated murder done for money and greed. Please see his sworn statement. Click Here
Once Again, Sheriff Knight Tries To Explain The House Of Cards:
Sheriff Knight's Response
Attorney Gelman's Response To Sheriff Knight
How many other murder suspects get this kind of preferred service from the agency responsible for investigating them?
The Undoing Of The House Of Cards:
The offical story from Sarasota Sheriff's Department and all government agencies in Florida is that the Cohen Case has been fully investigated by former Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, FBI, and Senator Bill Nelson. The truth is none of the above mentioned have investigated the circumstances surrounding, or the cause of death of Murray B. Cohen. The FBI was only asked to listen to a recording and make a transcript- period. FDLE was asked to only review the existing file created by SSO- period. Former Governor Jeb Bush only ordered a review of the Cohen case- period. Senator Bill Nelson sent a copy of the 911 recording in which the quality was good enough to hear Murray Cohen's murder directly to the FBI laboratory on our behalf. The FBI refused to open the package. Senator Nelson received a letter from the Justice Department culminating the whitewash with the biggest falsehood of them all. Senator Nelson was told in the letter that a detective, hired by Mr. Esdale, went into the Sarasota FBI headquarters and met with FBI Agent Lynn Billings. The letter stated to Senator Nelson that Agent Billings did not hear Murray Cohen asking for help where Mr. Esdale claims he is. Therefore, the FBI will not be able to get involved. There's only one problem to this statement: after receiving this report I called the Sarasota FBI and asked to speak with Agent Billings. I read the letter to her regarding where they claim she did not hear Murray Cohen requesting assistance. Agent Billings openly stated that she heard a man say, on both CD's, "You said you were going to get me an abulance". And when I confronted her with this innacuracy, she told me I would have to take this up with her supervisor.
Hear Agent Lynn Billings For Yourself
Read Misleading Letter From Justice Department To Senator Nelson
Captain Jeffrey Bell
Captain Jeffrey Bell falsified a report dated 3/04/2004, in which he stated that the FBI findings did not concur with my Audio Expert’s findings. Documents show the FBI findings were not reported until 6/26/04. Captain Jeffrey is suspected of being romantically involved with Murray Cohen's killer during the investigation of his death.
Sarasota Sheriff's Counsel, Gabrielle Taylor
at the time of Murray Cohen's death
Sarasota Sheriff's General Counsel, Attorney Gabrielle Taylor, makes the news when she turns up drunk and has to be hogtied and restrained.
Gabrielle Taylor News Article <-Click Here
Gabrielle Taylor News Article <-Click Here
of the Sarasota Sheriff's Dept. who are directly responsible for
destroying evidence and committing obstruction of justice in the case of
Sheriff Tom Knight
Sheriff William Balkwill
Major Kurt Hoffman
Major Chuck Forbis
Sgt. Paul Richards
Sgt. Jeff Bell
Detective Dave Scott
Detective Chris Hallisey
Major Kevin Gooding
Sheriff's Counsel Gabriel Taylor
Sarasota State Attorney Earl Moreland
Directly Responsible For Not Prosecuting Murray's Killer And Allowing Her The Chance To Claim Another Elderly Victim