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Former Ramsey friend wants right to see
files mentioning him


By Travis Henry
The Daily Times-Call


BOULDER - Former Ramsey family friend Fleet White Jr. and
his wife, Priscilla, have filed a lawsuit in district court asking a
judge to order the Boulder Police Department to turn over
numerous documents related to the JonBenet Ramsey murder
investigation.

White, who was with John Ramsey when he discovered his
6-year-old daughter's body in the family's basement in
December 1996, is seeking documents pertaining to a California
woman's claim she was sexually assaulted as a child, according
to the lawsuit.

"During the (California woman's) investigation, plaintiffs
learned that (the woman) had falsely reported to the Boulder
police that she had been a victim of serious and violent crimes
committed by members of plaintiffs' family including plaintiff
Fleet Russell White Jr.," the lawsuit states.

"Additionally, (the woman) falsely reported that plaintiffs were
part of a child sex abuse conspiracy and that members of (the
woman's) family were present at plaintiffs' home on Dec. 25,
1996, at which time and place JonBenet Ramsey was sexually
abused and killed," the lawsuit continued.

Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said on Thursday that his
department and the city plan to fight in court against turning
over the documents.

"We don't want to release information from an open and active
case file," Beckner said. "That has been our position for the
last five years, coming up on six."

The lawsuit could signal White is still attempting to pursue an
investigation against journalists who wrote stories mentioning
him in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying.

White first sought criminal charges after a series of stories in
which the California woman accused a group - some of whom
were reportedly in Boulder on the day JonBenet Ramsey was
killed - of sexually assaulting her as a child.

The woman said she was assaulted in much the same manner
as JonBenet and has known the White family since she was a
small child.

The woman's therapist later said the woman's allegations were
made four years before the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey and
documented at that time.

White's requests for a criminal libel investigation were
eventually dismissed.

According to the lawsuit, the district attorney's office has
handed over some of the documents related to the woman's
claims about the sex abuse, even though it is part of the
Ramsey investigation.

District Attorney Mary Keenan didn't return phone calls
Wednesday, but Beckner said his department worked with the
DA's office in deciding what could be released from the files.

Beckner said most of the information given to the Whites was
"pre-investigation" and wouldn't compromise the Ramsey
murder investigation.

Last October, White was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he
pleaded guilty to ignoring two subpoenas in a Ramsey-related
trial .

White was subpoenaed in May and June of 2001 to appear as a
witness in a criminal bribery trial. He said he chose not to
appear because he didn't think he had any relevant testimony
to give.

The case involved lawyer Thomas Miller, who was accused of
trying to buy a copy of the ransom note found in the Ramseys'
house. Miller was acquitted.

Travis Henry can be reached at 303-776-2244, Ext. 326, or by
e-mail at thenry@times-call.com.


Former Ramsey friends request access to some
police files

July 4, 2002
BOULDER, Colo.- Two former friends of John and Patsy Ramsey want a
judge to grant them access to some of the police files kept in the
JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation.
Fleet White Jr. and his wife, Priscilla, have asked officials to turn over
files involving a California woman's claims that the Whites were part of a
child sex abuse ring that contributed to JonBenet's death.
Police have said there is no evidence to support the woman's theory.
Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was found strangled in the basement of
her family's home in Dec. 26, 1996. Police have yet to charge anyone in
her death.
The Whites requested access to some of the murder investigation files in
a three-page document filed June 24 in Boulder District Court.
Police Chief Mark Beckner has repeatedly refused the Whites' request,
saying the file is part of the murder investigation and not subject to
disclosure under the state's criminal justice records laws.
Fleet White was with John Ramsey on Dec. 26, 1996, when Ramsey
found JonBenet's body.
The night before, the Ramsey family, including JonBenet and her
then-9-year-old brother, Burke, attended a Christmas party at the
Whites' home.
In a June 3 letter to Beckner, the Whites said that releasing the records
"will not injure the public interest since the false allegations reported ...
are not the subject of an ongoing police or prosecutor investigation."
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