WASHINGTON, D.C - (WUSA) "He just snapped and said I'm not going to do it!" Derrick Butler, the brother of Pamela Butler who's been missing since February 13, says her boyfriend backed out of taking a polygraph test with police.
Derrick Butler says he drove the boyfriend to the police department, so he could take the lie detector test on Tuesday of this week. But before it happened, Butler says the boyfriend not only backed, but threatened an officer. "He threatened the police, said, I'll kill you. Why didn't the officer arrest him? Because all they could get him for was making threats."
Police have not confirmed this account. But today, the boyfriend, who lives at this apartment complex in Alexandria, told us the officer got in his face attempting to provoke him. He also said he's innocent and that police are trying to frame him.
He would not go on camera because his public defender told him not to.
Pamela Butler had an elaborate security system at her home with several cameras. Derrick Butler says their nephew showed the surveillance video to police, which he said shows the boyfriend.
"He is constantly seen coming and going from the home after her disappearance," Butler says.
Butler says the video shows boyfriend came and went from Pamela's home Friday, Saturday and Sunday after she disappeared. "Never seen her coming out of the house. And that's puzzling to us, how she got out of the house."
Butler says the boyfriend is seen leaving the home carrying bags. But the boyfriend tell WUSA that in the bags were his belongings. He says he and Pamela has just broken up before she disappeared. He says he assumed she just left town for awhile.
The Butler family says Pamela would never leave without telling her close-knot family or notifying her job at the EPA.
The boyfriend has not been named as a suspect and we are not using his name. He would not talk on camera because his public defendant told him not to.