Thursday, August 17, 2006

When is someone in law enforcement going to put away the donuts and do some real police work?

Update- August 17,2006- The Marshall Police Department responded on our request to ascertain why Calhoun County Prosecutor John Hallacy refused to issue warrants against Christopher L. Pratt. That agency clearly has a letter or explanation on why our complaints had no merit and we wish to receive it. Other individuals have been charged and convicted under these statutes and we believe the complaints we signed did have merit.
The family, friends and supporters of Mary Lands continue to be disappointed in all the events related to this case. Again, we intend to express our displeasure with the manner in which the Marshall Police Department have conducted their investigation. We will conduct a day-long protest walk near the steps of the Calhoun County Criminal Justice Center at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006.
We also plan to protest on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at the Brooks Fountain Circle in Marshall (7:00-9:00 P.M.), which is the rescheduled date for the Marshall Police Department's, Annual Night Out. The original event previously planned for August 2nd was cancelled because of the heat. Please come out to both protest walks and help support the family of Mary Lands.

----- Original Message -----
From:
Michael Olson
To:
jcarlin@justinianlaw.com
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 4:20 PM
Subject: Complaints against Christopher Pratt
Sir,
I reviewed the email you sent to Deputy Chief Pehrson regarding the disposition of the investigation involving Christopher Pratt. As investigators, my officers collected the facts of your allegations and the documentation regarding the lease. The information was reduced to writing and then a warrant request was sent to Prosecutor Hallacy. After reviewing the information, Prosecutor Hallacy determined it to be a civil matter revolving around the lease of the apartment.
Regarding the formal reply from the Prosecutor that you referred to in your email, that is not the customary manner in which notification is made. In nearly every case that I am aware of, the Prosecutor responds to the investigating agency informing them of his decision regarding the case. The law enforcement agency then makes contact with the complainants and informs them of the decision. As I am sure you know, the Calhoun County Prosecutor's Office reviews well over 6000 complaints annually and they simply don't have the resources to individually notify the complainants. That is not to say that Prosecutor Hallacy is not responsive. In fact, I find him to be just the opposite. He has met with Clifford and Anita in the past and continues to be willing to meet with them. He has provided his knowledge, experience, and guidance on this case and I feel fortunate to work with him.
If you have further questions or I can be of further assistance, please contact me.

Michael C. Olson,
Public Safety Director
Marshall Police & Fire
323 West Michigan Avenue
Marshall, MI 49068
Office: 269-781-2596
Fax: 269-781-6414
Email: molson@cityofmarshall.com

----- Original Message -----
From:
Jim Carlin, Justinian Investigative Services
To:
Deputy Chief Brett Pehrson, Marshall Police Department
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:37 PM
Subject: Fw: complaints against Christopher Pratt
Deputy Chief Pehrson,
Officer Kelly called me this afternoon and related the decision by Mr. Hallacy not to prosecute Mr. Pratt in our complaints. He read from Mr. Hallacy's letter that this was a civil matter related to the lease. Officer Kelly stated that if I request the information under FOIA I could obtain the decision.
As you may know, I did so with Mr. Pratt's original complaint and had to pay $24.00 for 24 pages of the material.
As the complainants, I feel that Mr. & Mrs. Marshall and myself should receive the formal reply of the prosecutor and his reasons for not going forward.
It would be appreciated if those materials and Mr. Hallacy's decision be sent to each of us as this is something out of the scope of FOIA since we were the victims.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Jim Carlin


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION MR OLSON-if mary was your daughter,would this case be solved?

mike said...

this seems to be some kind of joke to the marshall police department.ive lived here most of my 42 years and im not only disgusted with the lack of interest by the police department,but im also very disgusted with the lack of interest by this whole town.THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONES KID,everyone in the town of marshall seems to just not care anymore.i do!!! ive spent all of my free time looking for mary,ive walked many miles and have put many many more on my own truck searching every rural road,every dead end road,every creek,every pond and ive spent many hours searching the kalamazoo river from albion to ceresco.ive found NOTHING.but i will tell you this,ive tried very hard to help a family that knows their daughter did not just walk away,she has vanished and its time our police department helps the marshall family of clifford,anita,mike,gina,christine and many more get some answers to why shes gone.to all of her good friends and to the people like me that new of her,we would like some answers!!!. mike

Bad Guys, Inc. said...

ATTENTION MR CARLIN: Me and my criminal buddies couldn't agree with you more about that goof Mike Olson. Back in the good ol days, we had a great business going- drug dealer business was good. Then that moron Olson came and ruined things for us, forever. He followed us day and night, kept us from doing our drug dealer stuff, it was BAD. Just wanted to let you know we support you 100%. If we work together we can get Olson out of office and get things back the way they should be. We love you, Jim! Keep up the fantastic work.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

One would probably want to delete the last message, but it just proves how ignorant some people can be, and it will remain posted.
Bad Guys, Inc? How original. I guess you have nothing better to do in the early morning than to joke about a murdered woman? Our dispute with Chief Olson is about his present inability to solve the Mary Lands case. Whatever he did or didn't do in the past is not an issue. As a former member of the Michigan State Police he was involved in their drug task force. As anyone knows, it was the team effort of all the officers in that task force that improved the community.
From the poor quality of your post it appears that you are sitting in front of your keyboard and smok'in some real good kitty litter.
Bad Guys, Inc? Why don't you have the guts to use your real name instead of hiding as Mr. Anonymous.
I'm in the telephone book. Come out of your hole to talk about Mary Lands or anything you wish.
Because of the good people who are helping in this case we soon will have justice for Mary.
Good luck with your criminal stuff, you need it.

Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services
344 Clayton Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-5218
269.441.7068

Anonymous said...

Justinian Investigative Services is a joke. A proper name would be Justinian Exploitation Services For Personal Gain. Your comments underscore the obvious reasons you are no longer in LE. I hope Ms. Lands family finds the truth of what happened to her.

To the members of the public: Ignore this Carlin clown and his juvenile, inflammatory antics. When he finds that the interest is in JUSTICE and TRUTH rather than HIS PERSONAL GAIN, he'll go away.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Another creature has crawled out of their hole to anonymously voice an opinion....This one sounds like they were once in law enfrocement?
To answer your question? We will all go away when the person/s responsible for the disappearance and murder of Mary Denise Lands is held accountable.

Anonymous said...

many things bother me with this case.one is way back during the candle light vigil,right after mary had disapeared.anyone that was there saw mary's daughter and chris pratt in a hug during this event.however it was stated that jim carlin wasnt allowed to interview her and that she had first hand knowledge of chris and mary's relationship.why wasnt jim allowed to interview the daughter?something seems very strange with that.also im confused why law enforcement didnt talk to her either.if she knows mary was a battered woman,why in the heck wasnt she interviewed???and why in the heck hasnt she come forward with what she knows???

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Many rumors continue to circulate in this case and facts are not known.
Mary's former boy-friend, Chris Pratt has been missing from most of the vigils and events for over two years. He does absolutely nothing to help the family and actually tried to have Mary's parents arrested by the Marshall Police Department a few months ago on a bogus charge.
It is true that Mary's daughter has never spoken to the police however it is because they ignored her calls and requests to be interviewed. She did provide a great deal of valuable information and fully supports the family in our efforts to find Mary and hold the person/s responsible for her disappearance and murder.

Anonymous said...

if mr. pratt hasnt helped the mary lands family,and hasnt been on any searches or been involved with any vigils,i think its time the good people of marshall mich.show him the back door out of calhoun county.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

As great of an idea that you suggest, I don't think it would be appropriate.
What I would like to see happen is for some police-officer to knock on Mr. Pratt's front door and have him answer questions that should have been asked 2 1/2 years ago.
I'm sure it bothers him not knowing when that "knock" will occur!

Anonymous said...

then i say hey,chris pratt,there will come a day when those wonderful marshall police,calhoun county sheriff department,michigan state police and the albion police will intead pay you a visit.im also sure that the entire marshall community will like to hear what alibi you have. JUSTICE WILL HAPPEN

Anonymous said...

is it possible that chris is innocent?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The family and I would like law enforcement to do their job and look at all possibilities including Mr. Pratt.

Anonymous said...

But to the girl who is with Chris right now, be careful, even if he is innocent of this crime, he is a known abuser. He has battered more than a few of his girlfriends and has claimed that he could get away with murder...

Anonymous said...

did mr.pratt pass a lie detector test?on this case?

Anonymous said...

chris pratt was given a lie detector on this case.but police will not comment which meens he DID NOT pass.he also was bragging that he DID NOT pass.he told peeple he tried to make it not pass on purpose.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Carlin,

Now that you have released these videos of families that are trying to help an investigation of the Mary Lands dissapearance, you have put the families lives and or reputations at risk.
I can tell from the website that you have invented of exploitations that you have no regard to a person or families safety and wellbeing. Could this be a reason that you were previously dismissed from your position at CPS?
Furthermore I've begun to wonder if the families have given you permission to post these exploitations on your website. If they havn't I believe that they have the right to pursue a lawsuit against you.
From what I have seen on this website I believe that you are a shame to all private investigators that are actually trying to make a good name for themselves.
Thank You, Have a nice day

Justinian Investigative Services said...

each of the individuals have given permission and agreed to talk about their knowledge of Mary's case. If a particular person asked that there name not be used it would have not have been.
You can think all you want about objectives, but the facts speak for themselves. You should show more concern that writing on an "anonymous" pos, if you care so much. This is about locating Mary Lands and bringing her home. Are you worried because your name was mentioned? Go somewhere else if you don't like what you read. Time will tell if any of the statements are accurate.

Anonymous said...

Sir,

Don't make it an option on your website to be anonymous if you are going to critisize the people who choose to be. Maybe the reason why most have chosen to be anonymous is because you will use their names against them like you have with the other people on your web site. I can see that all you are doing is putting people down for you to feel better. I think that you should get out of the business. I see you were fired from CPS....why is that?

Anonymous said...

i am a well known marshall resident and i looked on this website just to see what kind of progress our local officers or even private investigators are making. you are putting down our local law enforcement and making our town look bad. i cannot see how you have helped with this investigation at all. if i am incorrect then perhaps you could show me evidence in your defense. one more thing that i have to say; there is a lot of things on this website that is of chris & mary's personal property that they might not have wanted anyone else to see but them. if this is a blogg used only to help the cause then why do you put videos and pictures on this that can't help this investigation at all. i saw a picture of chris without a shirt on holding a gun. that sounds bad until you maybe here a background story. maybe he was on a trip with his family. it doesn't seem to me that you are helping the investigation. this looks like a site that, as someone previously wrote, was made to better yourself. in my opinion you should stay off this case.