Are top NYPD detectives Keystone Kops or sophisticated co-conspirators ???
August 2016 radio interview with Curtis Sliwa made the cops tip their hand much
earlier than they had planned --- and it all turned out to be very close to what they said when
they arrested Chanel Lewis in February 2017; and then testified-to again at the Vetrano-Lewis murder trial in
When Phil Vetrano took to the airwaves on the Curtis Sliwa Show on August 29th, 2016, saying that a “jogger,” who regularly ran in the “Weeds” near where his daughter was murdered, needed to be questioned by police --- the NYPD sprung into action to spike the story and tamp down any speculation that anyone who knew or previously interacted with Karina Vetrano had anything to do with her murder
In less than a month after Karina Vetrano was murdered, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce was announcing that NYPD detectives were looking for a random killer, possibly from East New York in Brooklyn, who had entered the Brooklyn-side of Gateway Park at Erskine Street near the Gateway Mall
One of the most mysterious parts of the NYPD’s Karina Vetrano murder investigation was why it took New York City detectives over six months to track down Chanel Lewis when they should have been looking for >>> HIM <<< much earlier in the case….. Well, maybe they knew about him much earlier in the case than they have said up to now.
Forget the dog-and-pony-show about the “hero cop,” NYPD Det. Lieut. John Russo, suddenly remembering in January 2017 about his couple of days of chasing Chanel Lewis around Howard Beach at the end of May in 2016. His very detailed story about bumping into Chanel Lewis three times in two days both in Howard Beach and then in the Rockaways, and then saying he didn’t connect any of that to Karina Vetrano’s murder in early August 2016 until shortly before Chanel Lewis’ arrest in February 2017 --- Well, as Nancy Grace might say, “That dang dawg won’t hunt !”…..
On August 29th or 30th 2016, Dt. Lt. Russo’s boss, NYPD Chief of Ds Robert Boyce, spilled the beans on the NYPD’s ultimate suspect in the Karina Vetrano murder case --- it’s all pretty well laid out in an August 30, 2016 article by Danielle Tcholakian (See “Mystery Jogger Not a Suspect In Howard Beach Jogger Murder, Police Say” by Danielle Tcholakian, 8/30/16, [dna]info/ Howard Beach & Richmond Hill/ Crime & Mayhem [https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160830/howard-beach/mystery-jogger-not-suspect-howard-beach-jogger-murder-police-say]).
It’s all there on August 30, 2016, the whole case against the yet to be named Chanel Lewis….. --- “All there...” --- except of course for the phony DNA evidence pulled and handled by NYPD detectives when they questioned Lewis in February 2017, and then analyzed by the quite discredited OCME; and the not to be forgotten overnight, coerced, and very detailed confession, again in February 2017, by the unrepresented and simple-minded patsy in the case, Chanel Lewis. Naturally, the Chanel Lewis "confession" and his "own" hand drawn map of his routes in and out of Howard Beach fit the Chief of D's August 2016 description of events better than any glove ever fit on OJ Simpson's hand.
It’s very important not to forget that Det. Lieut. John Russo was a direct subordinate and worked very closely with Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. It is very unlikely that Chief Boyce made his statements to Danielle Tcholakian without being briefed on the Vetrano murder investigation by John Russo.
Here’s the kicker, more than a week before Chanel Lewis was arrested in February 2017, Phil Vetrano did his own retelling of what Robert Boyce’s had recounted to the reporter Danielle Tcholakian in August 2016 --- Vetrano's version was in a January 2017 podcast (See "The Aurora Project: Who Killed Karina? The Trail" 1/26/17 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfU0OONLDIY]).