McNair case won't be reopened

Updated: June 18, 2010, 6:42 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

A former Nashville police officer's request to have the Steve McNair case reopened has been denied.

Vincent Hill told ESPN.com on Thursday night that he received word from a three-member Davidson County grand jury panel that there was insufficient proof to move forward and present his 32-page complaint to a full grand jury.

Hill, who spent 4½ years on the Nashville force and resigned in 2006, has disputed the police's ruling that McNair, the former Tennessee Titans quarterback was murdered by Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself. Hill self-published a book called "Playbook to a Murder" and has spent the past 11 months conducting interviews and trying to debunk police findings that Kazemi murdered McNair in a downtown Nashville condo in the early morning hours of July 4, 2009.

On June 11, the panel heard a 30-minute presentation from Hill on what he described as "multiple errors" in the police investigation. The former Metro Nashville traffic police officer says he was informed of the grand jury's decision Thursday in a letter from foreman Richard Hillenbrand.

Reached Thursday night, Hillenbrand said he couldn't comment on any decisions because the report is sealed.

"Win, lose or draw, it's historic to just get it at that stage," Hill said. "Obviously, they thought there was something worth hearing just to even listen to the case.

"I would say that it's not over at this point."

Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson said in a news release that theories relating to the McNair investigation are not backed up by facts.

Elizabeth Merrill writes for ESPN.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.