Monday, July 10, 2006

Marshall Police Department Release FOIA Request Concerning Charges of Home Invasion.

The Marshall Police Department today finally released a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request that I filed concerning a complaint by Chris Pratt, the former boy-friend of Mary Denise Lands. In the complaint Mr. Pratt alleges that Mary's parent's, Clifford & Anita Marshall, the leasing manager of the apartment complex where she once resided, and I broke into the apartment and stole property. After an investigation by the Marshall Police Department a warrant request was then submitted to Calhoun County Prosecutor John Hallacy. They cited crimes including Home Invasion, Burglary-Forced Entry, and Theft. After a review of the complaint and the investigation by the Marshall Police Department the Calhoun County Prosecutor declined to issue any warrants in this case.
The 24 pages of documents clearly indicate that during the first three hours of this investigation the Marshall Police Department was fully aware that no crime had occurred, however on June 20, 2006 they still requested that Mr. & Mrs. Marshall come into the police department for an interrogation. Upon arriving and being advised they were the subjects of a criminal investigation the Marshall's were asked to waive their rights under Miranda. They then declined to speak with any officer without their attorney present and departed. For the first time in my life on the previous day, I also had to invoke my rights under Miranda and refused to speak with any officer without an attorney being present.
This is just more documentation that Chief Mike Olson and the Marshall Police Department continue to utilize harassment and intimidation against the family and I because we have been highly critical of their mishandling of Mary's case. Any individual in law enforcement would have immediately recognized after speaking with the leasing manager that the claims by Mr. Pratt were not only unfounded, but also totally false. He failed to pay rent and was considered a "skip" by management yet after giving permission to Mr. Marshall to take a few small items from his former vacant apartment he signed a complaint that the property was stolen. These were small items once possessed by their daughter which were abandoned by Mr. Pratt after he vacated the premises. How can an individual be a suspect of a home invasion when the premises were vacant and unoccupied, and Mr. Pratt had no legal standing to even be there himself? It will be interesting to see how quickly the Marshall Police Department might seek a warrant request against Mr. Pratt for filing a false police report.
On July 12th Mary Lands will have been missing for 28 months. If the Marshall Police Department would have aggressively pursued the person/s responsible for Mary's disappearance as they did against her parents for an alleged Home Invasion the case could have been solved two years ago. They continue to display their incompetence and these keystone-kops antics by members of any police department are a total disgrace. Where is the leadership and professionalism of the police management in this agency? Their actions display just how truly incompetent they really are in the performance of their sworn duties. With this type of attitude it is no wonder that the Marshall Police Department cannot solve Mary's case. Barney Fife wouldn't have ever even considered these frivolous charges against the parents of a woman who is missing and now presumed murdered. Chief Olson and some members of his department continue to demonstrate that they have absolutely no empathy or respect for the family.. Their sole objective today is not to solve the Mary Lands case, but to make the family go away and forget that it ever happened. Mr. Olson, that will never occur and you need to wake up and do the job for which you are being paid. You receive a salary of $65,352,00, and are supposed to be Marshall Police Department's top cop, After all your years on the job, try to be one!

Jim Carlin

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

if he has nothing to hide?why does he file a home invasion complaint?

Anonymous said...

The local police will not give up the guilty. The evidence was destroyed a long time ago...

Justinian Investigative Services said...

To the anonymous writer who stated;
"The local police will not give up the guilty. The evidence was destroyed a long time ago..."

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:39:54 AM

Your position has been discussed before with many people, and I am in total agreement. I believe that there is something sinister within the police department and that their cover-up efforts have a direct connection to why they refuse to properly investigate the Mary Lands case.
I know that you may be reluctant to contact me or anyone in law enforcement because you don't know who you can trust? However, Clifford & Anita Marshall need your help.
If you would go to a free email account like hotmail or MSN and send me your information anonymously I promise you I will thoroughly examine your claims.
It is good people like yourself who know certain pieces that when put together can lead to a successful conclusion of this case. Mary must be brought home and the person/s responsible must be held accountable.
The Marshall Police Department today want the family to go away and forget that this tragedy ever happened. That will never occur! The police should try spending less time with frivolous charges of home invasion and guarding the donut shops and more time in the proper performance of the duties they are all sworn to uphold.

Anonymous said...

if there is corruption in marshall,why doesnt the people who know about mary lands disapearance come forward?so what if the evidence was destroyed.THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHERE SHE IS.DO US ALL A FAVOR AND LET JIM CARLIN KNOW WHERE SHE IS!!!!!!!!!

Sue said...

I have been best friends with Mary for over 28 years, And I just want to ask one thing to that one person who might know something, PLEASE,tell us what happen to her and why??? but above all else, just tell us where she is, we need to bring her home... Thank you.

Sue said...

Hello again, I also wanted to ad her son and my daughter's birthday is jult 24th, we could not ask for a greater gife then to find Mary

mike said...

to the person who says that the marshall police wont give up the guilty,just who are we talking about here?is there more than 1 dirty cop?im curious to what evidence was destroyed and where it may be at.also it takes just 1 person to give a anonymous tip here,so that mary's family and friends can get some closure.i wish that anyone with information about this case would do the right thing and let someone know where mary is at.its been nearly 29 months,its time for JUSTICE..

Anonymous said...

can someone please come forward with info on who the dirty cops may be and why they are protecting the persons that are reponsible for marys disapearance.

Cristy said...

It is a good thing to continue to pursue answers and bring some much needed closure to this case. With much needed public pressure this case can be solved.

Anonymous said...

you cant trust the police when you see them sitting by chris laughing and joking.what was in the apartment that he was so worried about her parents finding.

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