The Waiting Game
Dylan Ward’s first interview with MPD detectives at Anacostia’s Violent Crimes Branch ran about an hour and a half. We continue the screening here with and additional thirty minutes.
The session starts with Ward and his inquisitor, Detective Milton Norris taking a break and exiting the room. Ward returns a few minutes later and retakes the hot seat.
While waiting for Norris to return we see Ward sipping water, shifting around in his chair, crossing and uncrossing his legs, hands folded then head in hands. All the while the tape continues to roll and record while the MPD let’s Ward sit and stew. Body language experts may have a field day with this portion.
Twenty-eight minutes later, Norris cracks open the door and talks to his subject from the hallway. Ward says that at some point he needs to call his office to explain his unanticipated absence from work. Norris admits there is a “problem with the other two guys” and that he and his colleagues are trying to figure out what to do.
We assume that Norris and his fellow detectives Waid, Wagner, Russell-Brown and Kasual are shuttling to and fro between the three interrogation rooms. Norris wanders off then reappears minutes later with Wagner and Kasul in tow for a brief four-way.
The session ends abruptly and the final portion will air in the coming days.
The transcript of the session is here (page 45). The Late, Late Show continues after the jump.
Dylan Ward MPD Interrogation Video 2 – Time: 00:37