Police Chief Mark Beckner confirmed his department's only involvement in the case is to provide assistance requested by the district attorney's office.
The decision to shift the investigation to the district attorney's office helped avoid a lawsuit by Ramsey's parents, John and Patsy.
Ramsey lawyer L. Lin Wood lobbied for the renewed investigation and threatened the city with a lawsuit, alleging police have ignored new leads and tips on the 1996 slaying.
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