..of the case. The lead investigator refuses to take any action regarding the evidence I submitted to him. Has he violated my rights by his refusal to act ? Is there someone I can contact regarding this ?
A journalist is your best bet. You have no legally enforceable rights to an investigation of your evidence by law enforcement.
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The lead investigator hasn't violated your rights. There could be a lot of reasons why the government isn't interested in the information you have provided them. If its an old case its entirely possible the statute of limitations has expired and the government can't prosecute it. Its also there are other reasons the government isn't interested in prosecuting. The government is allowed to choose which cases they want to pursue - they don't have to pursue every instance in which a law was broken.
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There has been absolutely no rights violation. If it is publicity you are seeking, contact a journalist, or publish a blog (being careful about what you post--things posted online are subject to libel, slander and defamation actions). Police and investigators do not have to act on private citizen information. Going to his supervisor would probably do nothing as well.
They haven't violated your rights. You could hand law enforcement a smoking gun with the killer's fingerprints and DNA all over it, a witnessed, notarized affidavit from the killer admitting to the crime and the link to a youtube video where the killer brags about the murder tells the police where to find him and challenges them to arrest him and the police could still decide to do nothing and be perfectly within their authority.
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