An attorney for Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn, the Vallejo couple victimized in that bizarre, aborted kidnapping case from March 2015 that Vallejo cops initially announced was a hoax, now says that he's been requesting the disclosure of emails from the Vallejo Police Department, and that request has only been partly fulfilled. As ABC 7 reports, he's looking for a few emails for the period of time shortly after Huskins was discovered alive and safe in Southern California on March 25, 2015, and before Lt. Kenny Park went on national television to declare the whole thing a hoax a couple days later. There was also a polygraph examination given to Quinn that attorney Kevin Clune believes there should be email discussion of, and that has so far not been disclosed either and he's concerned that some of the email evidence may have been destroyed. "We want to make sure that Vallejo explains under oath why this is all that we're receiving," Clune tells the station, noting that they've only been given "a few" emails so far.
Park is accused along with other members of the department of violating Huskins's civil rights in their handling of the case, and some details of her horrible treatment by investigators emerged when this civil suit was first filed 10 months ago. In addition to the brief kidnapping, Huskins says she was sexually assaulted by the kidnapper, something he later admitted to in emails of his own, but something that at least one Vallejo detective made extremely condescending and dismissive statements about to Huskins herself.
In the civil filing, Huskins and Quinn accuse the Vallejo PD of "violation of the 14th Amendment, defamation, false arrest and false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress," and further they allege that police "attacked Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs’ families, created a destructive nationwide media frenzy through public statements accusing Plaintiffs of faking Denise’s kidnapping and rape, and rubbed salt in Plaintiffs’ fresh wounds in the days and weeks following the attacks."
The department, represented by Park at news conferences, quickly dismissed the case as a hoax in part because of a bizarre, lengthy "manifesto" that was emailed to a San Francisco Chronicle reporter, making reference to "gentlemen criminals" in the mode of Ocean's 11, only to discover a couple months later that this was all the work of a single, extremely mentally man who had a pattern of committing home invasion robberies and assaults, a couple involving women who fit profiles similar to Huskins's.
Matthew Muller, a trained lawyer who suffers by his own admission from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with extreme delusional and psychotic aspects, was arrested in June 2015 following a botched home invasion in Dublin, and was later arrested by the FBI in connection with Huskins's case. In September 2015, Muller pleaded no contest in the Dublin case, and then last fall pleaded guilty in Huskins's case.
Now, attorney Kevin Clune is demanding the release of all the pertinent emails from the days following Huskins's kidnapping and release, including emails that seem to be missing from Chronicle reporter Henry K. Lee, who received that series of apology emails from Muller attempting to clear Huskins's name and explain, albeit in completely insane terms, how and why the crime took place.
Here's Clune, in his own words: