Monday, July 7, 2008

FOIA Request finds more discipline against Marshall Police Sgt. Tim Bryant, with suspension

Update- July 18, 2008- It is interesting to note that the (9) nine reports in question not completed by Sgt. Tim Bryant from his disciplinary action of September 2006 actually were not difficult cases or reports to finalize. He was a sergeant supervisor and could do the work any time during those shifts.
The reports include incidents of a warrant arrest, theft, criminal sexual conduct, unfounded assault, unfounded disturbance, non-aggravated assaults, illegal entry, burglary and a dog barking complaint. The incidents occurred between April 9, 2006-September 8, 2006. Why is it that a supervisor of other police officers on a given shift can’t get his own work done? What is taking up his time? Is he really doing police work?
Enclosed are the (37) thirty-seven pages of the (9) nine reports provided under a FOIA request to the Marshall Police Department. Newest FOIA-07/18/08, Sgt Tim Bryant, MPD-pdf

How is it that this person is permitted to carry a gun and a badge as a shift supervisor with the Marshall Police Department? FOIA-07/07/08, Sgt. Tim Bryant, MPD-pdf

On June 30, 2008 another Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Marshall Police Sergeant Tim Bryant was submitted. A previous FOIA request was obtained in 2006 and is noted in links on the right of this page.
Also requested was FOIA information on the demotion of Sgt. Rebecca Ivey to a patrol officer. That original request was made in November 2007 but was denied because of a pending grievance within the department. The FOIA request
on Officer Ivey was again denied for the same reason.
It is interesting to see that Sgt. Bryant was again disciplined for Timeliness of Police Reports and a Court Bond issue that was improper. Even after the many verbal and written warnings of the past he was only suspended for (3) days.
People have questioned why the Marshall family have looked into these issues involving incompetence and sloppy police work in the Marshall Police Department? I think it is obvious that there could be some connection on why Mary’s case has not been solved and the dubious conduct of some police officers.
It is also suspect that the PR Bond given to this individual by Sgt. Bryant after an arrest warrant had been issued might be that of a police supervisor giving someone preferential treatment? The name of the defendant in that case was not properly redacted and was visible on the documents. His name was "David Alan Estep"
What could be the connection of this person and Sgt. Bryant? Why was he not arrested? How well do they know each other? What was the original charge? Why was the court paperwork not in the file? Is this a law enforcement officer who could be the new chief of police in Marshall? If you go to the Marshall Police Department web site you will note that Sgt. Bryant is presently the 2nd in command. Former Public Safety Director Mike Olson’s name has been removed from the site.
An additional FOIA request will be submitted to the Marshall Police Department on the cases that were not completed by Sgt. Bryant. It truly is a sad state of affairs to see that former Deputy Chief Brett Pehrson had to make up his own form that Sgt. Bryant would have to complete to show he corrected the reports in which he was derelict. TJ Bryant is listed in the Marshall telephone directory so we are not doing anything improper in displaying his address which is 615 W. Mansion Street, Marshall, Michigan.
The 9 pages of FOIA are listed in pdf format for easy viewing.

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52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christ, it never ends. Next we'll hear that Pratt is doing a shift riding along as a reserve with Bryant. Everybody knows about the list of special people in town. If you did something wrong and were on the list you got a ride home instead of a ride to jail. That list is still around.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of posting that list that is still around?I would like to have those names...Why is tim bryant still a cop after all of this going on? This is getting very interesting...We already know..don`t we?

Anonymous said...

How can this person keep his job? What does he have on others? How can this be going on?

Anonymous said...

It seems that all those comments of the past relating to the police department and questionable events have merit. Those people had it right. The Mary Lands case won't be ever solved. To much of a coverup for a lot of reasons.
How can this all end?

Anonymous said...

This dirtbag rides a hog about Marshall with a illegal helmet giving the finger to others who must follow the law.
He's quick to abuse his powers and live outside laws. When is he going to be random drug tested? Where's the new chief? Id this going to continue to be tolerated?

Anonymous said...

Why can't the people of Marshall have him kicked off the police force? We tax payers pay his salary, one that he surely does not deserve! I think we all would like to know more about this list. We must be able to get help in this town somehow or with someone. Does anyone know how we can do it?

Anonymous said...

Yes, what can we as the citizens of Marshall do about this police force and the second in command? How does someone who has been reprimanded and suspended on more than one occasion get to be the second in command? What the hell is going on here? Why is it taking so long to name the new chief? Are they looking for someone who is just a figurehead and who will turn their head the other way when questional behavior occurs? Are they looking for someone who can be manipulated by the real power players in town? Are they looking for someone to maintain the status quo?

This is getting beyond ridiculous and we need some answers.

Anonymous said...

What do you Pratt’s do? Jump on a computer in the middle of the night when your all buzzed up on booze and dope? Yeh, I know, we’re going to hear again that the govennor is helping you get Creeper out of jail because he is innocent.
You were all framed and Harrington, Parker and Lands family all lied to put Creeper in the joint.
Bullshit!!!
Get your facts right before you put information on the blog. Your thiev’in Hillybilly Mafia should find another place to squat. At least the blog reveals facts that can be backed up. You are all a bunch of LOSERS with every mutant pervert male in your family living off the women in those relationship. Candace continues to to get the crap beat out by Jeff but she won't go to police as too scared. Get your fat asses out of Mary’s blog and cry the blues somewhere else. Everyone knows the Creeper and others are going to answer for what they did to Mary.
15 years from now when this trash is all in jail you will still be boohooing...poor us. We were all framed.
Get lost.

Anonymous said...

In last couple of years I heard about a call incolving TJ & Sue Burkwalt calling Pratt right after she went missing. How did cops explain this on Byrant phone? What does she say about the call. Did she make it? TJ laughs about Mary and said she ran off. Who took her leather jacket when it was found at flea market? How do they explain Pratt selling it when she was wearing it that night?
Doesnt take a sherlock homes to figure out something seedy going on in Marshall.

Anonymous said...

who is burkwalt Is this sue Harrington

Justinian Investigative Services said...

FYI,
people have asked about this in the past and other charges?
Shane Allen Lorenz, brother of Jake Lorenz appeared before Judge John R. Holmes this morning in Calhoun County District Court. His court appointed attorney was Donald Hammond.
Mr. Lorenz has been in jail for charges of an alleged assault and it is believed those charges are pending. Today he pled guilty and his probation was revoked.
The probation violations were for failing to pay court costs and attend anger management counseling.
Judge Holmes sentenced him to fines and 35 days in jail with credit for 17 days.
I’ll attempt to document the status of any other charges and if a trial is pending in those matters.

Anonymous said...

Here’s an interesting tidbit.
If you look at the FOIA of Pratt’s visitors check out 01/03/08? 15 minute visit from James Jefferson Dotson, age 46. Is this the same James Jefferson Dotson, AKA; James Lee Crook who has been an inmate of MDOC and still on supervision from officials in Battle Creek. Supervision until 08/30/2010. Mr. Dotson has been convicted of trafficking in marijuana, B&E, felon in possession of firearm, carry weapons, and felonious assault.
What did he have to visit Pratt about? Could be Chris & Jeff and others are tied in?
Someone should look into this.
Possibly his PO and the police?

http://www.state.mi.us/mdoc/asp/otis2profile.asp?mdocNumber=193130

Anonymous said...

if this james jefferson dotson is still on supervision with that dept. he should not be allowed to visit any inmate within the jail or prison,isnt that against the rules?

Anonymous said...

Mary's case needs to be solved and Mary needs to come home to her family. This must be the priority. It has now been over 4 years and patience on our parts is growing thin with law enforcement. As stated previously, Mary's case needs to be solved first then the other activities surrounding this case can be focused on. We need to see evidence of a renewed effort by law enforcement to solve this case. It is understandable that some of those working this case are frustrated and maybe plain tired but Mary's family deserves to know what happened to her. Many of us believe that the answers are there if we focus on what happened in the beginning. Those associated with Mary's disappearance and murder will be found out and eventually justice will be served. We ask that those law enforcement personnel who attended Mary's last vigil show us some proof that they are actively working this case. We would hate to think that their appearance was merely a political move with this being an election year.

Anonymous said...

Randy Slone, Shane Lorenz, Jake Lorenz, Sarge, Chris Pratt.....
They are the key to solving Mary's disappearance and murder.

Anonymous said...

What do the five names above all have in common?
They have all done time or are now in prison for crimes. TJ you'll get your chance to join the club. JUST A MATTER OF TIME!!!!!

Anonymous said...

More FACTS,
Shane Allen Lorenz; is a sex offender and on the Michigan State Police website: Is to remain on list until 2025.

http://www.mipsor.state.mi.us/PSORSearchDetails.aspx?oid=11537738

Criminal Sexual Conduct, He claims his address is 185 E. Michigan, Battle Creek. Does he really live there? How many kids nearby?

Anonymous said...

Because he has been protected for so long, it would come as no surprise that Sarge would think that nothing will happen to him and that he would have gotten away with his part in this case. Think again, Sarge. Many people are on to you and are watching your every move. Obviously, you think that you are above the law because you keep doing stupid things which raise many an eyebrow. Keep it up, Sarge, it's only a matter of time before all of this catches up with you.

Anonymous said...

Jim, have you heard when MPD will be announcing their new chief? Wasn't that supposed to have been done in June?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

The address shown for Shane Lorenz, 185 E. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan 49014 is in fact the Calhoun County Jail address. I would presume that after sex offenders are arrested and placed in a jail the Michigan State Police use that address to comply with the law on always advising the public on the “current” whereabouts of these offenders. I'm sure once Mr. Lorenz is released the site will then show his actual residence location.
We’ll let you know when that occurs.

Anonymous said...

Marshall's patrolmen union has not reached a tentative labor agreement with the city's administration. The status of the agreement was incorrect in a news brief on Page 3A Friday

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Maybe some Pratt family member or friend can convince Chris to help find Mary?

July 12, 2008

Mr. Christopher Luke Pratt
Inmate # 673261
Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility
1727 West Bluewater Highway
Ionia, Michigan 48846


Dear Chris;

I have not heard from you since my initial letter of March 3, 2008. Today, marks 4 years and 4 months since your story that Mary Denise Lands, your beloved fiancée walked away from the Waldon Pond Apartments on March 12, 2004 at about 10:00 P.M.

I would like to once again ask for your help in finding Mary. As one of the people in her life that would want to know these answers, I respectfully request your assistance. Why would you not want to help? Why would you ever refuse an offer of people who could clear you of any wrongdoing related to Mary’s case? Don’t you want to prove to your boys, Luke & Josh that you are totally innocent of being involved in her disappearance? Even from your jail cell you could be instrumental in the search for someone who you claim that you loved so much.

Recently I had an offer of assistance from additional investigative professionals who would be willing to meet with you to discuss the case. If you don’t wish to deal with me, perhaps you might be willing to speak with these investigators. What do you have to lose? Anyone with a clear conscious would want to have these answers. Don’t you want to know the answer to everyone’s question, Where is Mary? I hope you will be willing to do this but either way the family and I with the help of the law enforcement community will never give up. We will eventually bring Mary home.

Thank you for any consideration you may express in this matter.


Sincerely,

Jim Carlin
Justinian Investigative Services

Anonymous said...

Randy Slone, Shane Lorenz, Jake Lorenz, Chris Pratt, Sarge.......

So, what do we have here?

A meth lab operator, a pervert, a thug, a perpetrator of domestic violence and a cop gone bad......

What a motley crew of useless pieces of work..............

A group of people who have info about what happened to Mary.....

May you all rot in hell for what you did.

Anonymous said...

Chris wont talk with anybody because he didnt do nothing wrong. he was framed and is being out of prison soon. he will find mary when home and show she just ran away. your all liers.

Anonymous said...

PRATT PRIDE RULES

Anonymous said...

Why does (or should) Mary's family have to wait until Chris is out of jail? Chris can proove us all wrong, show us he has nothing to do with Mary's disapearance and help NOW.

Anonymous said...

To the blogger who said that Chris will find Mary when he gets home:

Hmmmm, let me see. Mary disappeared March 2004. Chris went to jail June 2007. Chris had over three years to find Mary and he didn't do it. You know why? He didn't want her found because then he would be incriminated for her death. Know what else??? Chris, from day one, never showed any interest in this case being solved. Don't you think that is kind of odd, Pratt sympathizer? Wait, no you wouldn't think it's odd because you have this silly delusion that Chris was not involved in Mary's death. It never ceases to amaze me how people can continually deny what is so obvious to everyone else.

Oh well, I guess you will have to wait and see what happens. Mary will not only have the last word in this but somehow, I think she may have the last laugh too. The truth will come out but it will not be your truth as you see it. Justice will be served and Chris and his bunch of twisted friends will be held accountable.

A word of advice to you. Don't waste your breath defending Chris in this blog. The rest of us do not believe your statements that Chris is innocent and what a good human being he is. Maybe you should start your own blog to sing his praises. It is not welcome here.

Anonymous said...

If Pratt did nothing wrong, why won't he help? He won't talk to law enforcement yet word has it around town that he told many that he did it. He even bragged about it.

Anonymous said...

I have a relative in Ionia who I see twice a month.
Is Chris Pratt now willing to see Mr. Carlin? He was at the prison today? I recognized him.
Maybe Pratt is finally going to talk?

Anonymous said...

he wont talk doesn't have anything to see. you are bunch of liers. you going to force him. you cant do it he is innocent.

Anonymous said...

It's fine if you believe your own garbage talk but no one wants to hear it here.
Pratt murdered Mary and we know it.
Start your own site for your killer-kin.
As someone else said, how come Chris didn't search for Mary in the 3 years before he went to prison for nearly killing a more recent girl friend? She is the lucky one who could walk away from this beast. Mary couldn't.

Anonymous said...

POLICE OFFICER
The City of Marshall is accepting applications for a Patrol Officer. Applicants must possess a minimum of an associate's degree from an accredited college, and be MCOLES certified or certifiable. Must pass written and oral examinations, and a rigid background investigation. Starting wage $16.93 plus an extensive benefit package...wow wheres the manditory drug test??wonder if sarge has a degree?

Anonymous said...

wonder if part of requrments are cop must know how to steal pot and booze and package up an 8 ball???

Anonymous said...

anyone know this name? the woman who visited pratt at his house on f drive was yvonne lewis. Her husband is gary. They might be on 18 ½ mile? she had a thing for chris and brought him pie. they live down near tekonsha. she might have something to talk about? maybe pajama were hers?

Anonymous said...

Shane Allen Lorenz is now listed to be released from the Calhoun County Jail on July 21, 2008 after the completion of his 35-day sentence for probation violation on the initial charge of domestic violence. He failed to pay court costs and attend anger management counseling.
Recently he was charged (Case #2008-003441) with a felony, felonious assault with intent to cause grievous harm/less than murder and scheduled to be arraigned on July 30th at 8:45 A.M
It took some time for him to be located after he fled from Albion PD and was then arrested. If he walks out of jail on July 21st there is a good possibility he’ll be back in the wind before he can be arraigned. Shouldn’t the police know he is now in jail? Do they? With these type anger issues this person should remain in jail with a high bond as he is a danger to society.

Anonymous said...

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn.
The family of the man allegedly beaten by Shane Lorenz just received a call from the prosecutor’s office. The previously scheduled arraignment date of July 30th has been moved up since Lorenz is presently in jail.
He will be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. It will be a video arraignment held in Room 315. The public may attend.
GREAT NEWS.
Lets keep this person off the street. He was violent to a domestic partner and still obviously has problems with anger control.
Wonder what his brother, Jake has to say?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Shane Lorenz will do some talking and tell law enforcement what he knows about Mary Lands.

Anonymous said...

Enquirer today,
Hettinger: VW had considered Marshall

yeh right, like business wants to come to crimeridden place with corruption like Marshall?

Anonymous said...

I know her. Yvonne Lewis. lives down the street by the curve on 18 1/2 Mile. I think her husband though is Roger.
What connection does she have with Chris Pratt?

Anonymous said...

As twisted and convoluted as this story is turning out to be, we must remember that Mary should be the focus here. We can only hope that Shane Lorenz or one of the other members of Chris Pratt's inner circle will provide the information needed to bring Mary home to her family.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what the dog bite attack is all about? Was this Bryant's dog and something was covered up? It seems that everything he does is not consistant with being a good officer and following the law.

Anonymous said...

Don't the police call in report info on a voice message that are typed for them? The 9 reports of FOIA don't look too difficult even if they were supposed to be typed? He should have been fired for this especially with a report 5 months old not done. Is the blind leading the blind at this police dept?
Does Bryant have anything to do with the Mary Land case?

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have been submitted to the Marshall Police Department over the last few years. Acting Chief Scott McDonald has always responded in the proper manner and within the time-frame set under FOIA. In the past we have requested information related to Mary’s case such as reports on the Durango, its status, Mary’s leather bomber jacket recovered at the flea market in Homer being sold by Mr. Pratt, and other certain questions of interest to the family. MPD has advised us that because it is an open investigation relevant facts and information may not be disclosed. We have no problem with those answers, as it is a viable response under the circumstances of Mary’s disappearance.
However, today I received a response from Sgt. McDonald on a FOIA question I submitted only related to the exact time and circumstances that the MPD were advised of Mary’s disappearance by relatives in California. Mr. Pratt never made any notification to the MPD that Mary was missing.
Sgt. McDonald’s response to my latest FOIA is noted on the right side of the first page on “Links to Mary”. You may view his entire answer.
What is startling today to the family and myself is not that the information cannot be released, but instead of noting it is a missing person’s case, he writes, “this is an open homicide investigation being conducted by the Marshall Police Department”.
We are pleased that this is now the official status, but we should have at least been informed of when that occurred and why the MPD decided to now call Mary’s disappearance a homicide?
It has been 4 years, 4 months, and 6 days since Mary Denise Lands went missing. It has been 4 months and 6 days since top law enforcement officers of our county attended Mary’s vigil in Marshall and announced “she will not be forgotten”.
It is now time for police officials to make a public statement on the status of the case and when they believe the case might be solved?

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Carlin can prove Bryant lied in a police report. His dog did it and victim was paid to lie claiming it a stray. I heard this story some time ago too but looks like it might come back to "bite" TJ. About time.
Of course city manager olson will probably do nothing.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean Sarge is taking a bite out of crime or in it???
Who let the dogs out???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPI1nAqkpLQ

Kinda even looks a Bryant.
Does he sing this good? we know he can't catch kids on a moped. Smile for your photo

Anonymous said...

jake-shanne & TJ Bryant doing who let the dogs out.
Are they drug dogs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk-WvHhyMdE

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk-WvHhyMdE

Anonymous said...

bryant is going down!maybe he will have to sell his hog for bail?humm wonder if he will be able to do 1200 push ups in jail like chris?billy jack

Anonymous said...

Have a feeling that by the time this is all over with, there will be those in law enforcement and the local government and judiciary who will have to be held accountable for their lack of action and response in this case. You all have had over 4 years to help in this case and all Mary's advocates get is a bunch of roadblocks. How you all live with yourselves is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

I was at the vigil marking the 4th anniversary of Mary's disappearance. I heard the speeches made by law enforcement and the county prosecutor pledging their determination to get this case solved. I have to say that I seriously doubt what they said then. They have done nothing to show us that they meant what they said. It's an election year and those running for election or re-election will say anything to get elected. I think that the truth is more like they wish that this case would just go away. Well, I am here to tell you that it won't go away until it's solved and Mary is brought home to her family. If law enforcement can't get it done, then I am sure that there are a number of citizens who would be willing to do it for them.

It is pretty sad that it has come to this. There are people who hold positions who could actually facilitate this investigation. Instead, they have stepped away and distanced themselves from this investigation not wanting to get their hands dirty. I suspect that some of their hands may already be dirty because they may know what happened to Mary and are either covering it up or not wanting to take action on what they suspect may have happened. Shame on you all.

We have a cop here in Marshall who not only knew Mary but was a close friend of hers. He also happened to be buddies with the person of interest in this case, Chris Pratt. He continued his relationship with Pratt after Mary's disappearance. There have been a number of reports from various citizens detailing his after hour activities. Some of these activities are not only downright disturbing, they could be subject to prosecution. With all of the talk and speculation regarding this dubious character of a policeman, wouldn't you think that there would be some sort of internal affairs investigation on him? Wouldn't you think that some kind of action would be instituted against him?

The key to solving this case lies in what happened in the first few weeks following Mary's disappearance. MPD's performance in investigating and following up on leads is questionable to say the least. All one has to do is go back and read the blogs and you can see that there has been some highly questionable behavior going on. I hear that the State Police have been pretty much taking over the investigation. Have they lost interest in getting this case solved? One can only wonder.
Maybe, these law enforcement officials need to think about what it would be like to have a loved one of theirs come up missing . Maybe, they need to experience the despair, helplessness and utter hell that a family goes through when something like this happens.
I have heard the stories about how Mary's family has been treated not only by MPD but the City Manager of Marshall as well. What kind of monsters are you people? How dare you treat this family in this way! Your behavior towards them has been despicable and may you all rot in hell because of it.

Justinian Investigative Services said...

Update, August 3, 2008- Attention: Sgt. Tim Bryant of the Marshall Police Department

Many of your friends and relatives have told me you are following Mary’s blog and web site.
I have an offer for you. Today during several interviews about the Mary Lands case your name came up over and over again. For the life of me I can’t understand how one police-officer could be involved in so many dubious activities? Are all these people making this up to get back at you for some ulterior motive? I’d like to know the truth? Surely you do?
You probably are getting tired of hearing my name just as I am tired of hearing yours. I’d like to offer you a proposition?
First, I would like to meet with you at your earliest possibility. Possibly Ketchum Park or maybe we could have a chat at the Fountain directly in front of the police department. I’d like to ask you about all these accusations made against you?
I absolutely would want to meet face to face with the person who brings up things about me so that an explanation or denial can be made. I would like to hear your side of these allegations and what you have to say about Mary’s case?
Second, I am very familiar with D/Sgt. Geoffrey Flohr. He presently has over 26 years current law enforcement experience with public and private licensure in Michigan. He also is full member of the American Polygraph Association. You may also know of this investigator’s respected credentials at the Michigan State Police. He is called the "Closer" at MSP for his careful and deliberate manner in completing investigative interviews. D/Sgt. Flohr does polygraph examination on his own. It is permissible under MSP policy as long as the subject taking the polygraph has not yet been charged in any criminal matter.
One would think, if you have nothing to hide, you would jump at the opportunity to answer certain questions and for the polygraph result to be a clear "no deception indicated"
I know that D/Sgt. Flohr is not concerned about the result favoring the person talking the polygraph or for the state’s case. His only concern is to know he administered a fair and proper polygraph examination. When the test is reviewed by his peers they also should come up with the same conclusion.
D/Sgt. Flohr charges approximately $500.00 for his examinations and he is accredited across the state in its use. I’d be willing to pay any and all the costs of the polygraph for you if you would agree to take a test? If TJ Bryant has nothing to hide then you would have no reason to refuse my offer.
I challenge you to take a polygraph and show that you are not the law breaking rogue cop that some people say you are? This could go a long way in reassuring the minds of many citizens that you are truly innocent of the allegations against you.
So how about it TJ? Lets start with a meeting on your day off at Ketchum Park or the Circle Fountain in Marshall. We can then go from there. What do you have to lose? You use polygraphs every day as a resource tool. Why not use this tool to prove you have not done any of the things that peole have alleged? Why not try to clear yourself?

Anonymous said...

I thought there was a court order to take this off here?