Jennifer Kesse: Missing woman's family settles lawsuit against Orlando police
By Kelly Healey
The parents of missing Orlando woman, Jennifer Kesse, settled a lawsuit against the Orlando Police Department, allowing the family to take over the case, Channel 9 reporter Shannon Butler learned Thursday.
Kesse disappeared without a trace in 2006. Her family filed a lawsuit last year, asking the court to allow a private investigator to obtain the Orlando Police Department’s records on the case.
Orlando police had argued that the information was not public.
"It's not our practice to turn over files or case notes of information to anyone in the public, and we believe that could possibly jeopardize this investigation as well as set a precedent in future investigation," former Orlando police Chief John Mina said in January 2018.
ORLANDO, Fla. — But the settlement means the Orlando Police Department must hand over the records in the case.
The family reportedly paid over $18,000 for the unredacted records.