Well…kind of…:)


He also considered a charge of negligent driving, which is a traffic infraction, and reckless driving, which is a gross misdemeanor, but the statute of limitations on both of those charges had expired by the time new evidence came to light, Haskell said.

*** Probably better to get it right the first time so you don’t have to worry about the Statute of Limitations expiring. I wonder how much time and money was wasted on Grant Fredericks. It looks like the SPD should have got the expert hired by the family who lead Jarrod Carter of Origin Forensics to find the hat band impression on the bumper.

Maurer said nobody from the county called and told Holyk’s parents charges would not be filed, leaving them to find out from the news release.

*** Gee Mr. Maurer, you are a lawyer you should know that even though it is the right thing to do, Prosecutors are only “encouraged” to do so under RCW 9.94A.411 Evidentiary sufficiency.








Carter, of Origin Forensics, said he recently viewed an animation prepared by an expert hired by the Holyk family as part of a civil lawsuit filed against the Sheriff’s Office. It showed that Holyk put his bike down in an attempt to avoid a collision and then turned around to try to escape to the curb on the north side of Sprague. As Holyk did this, Bodman swerved from a middle lane toward the right, likewise trying to avoid a collision, and the left side of his bumper hit Holyk’s head. The animation shows that Holyk would have been spun counterclockwise and landed on top of his bike.

In closely examining the photos taken of the left front bumper he saw a “broken pattern” near where Holyk’s DNA had been found. He said he converted the photo to black and white and then applied a negative effect to make the pattern stand out and matched it to the hat band of a hat similar to the one Holyk wore backward.

*** Why use a similar hat? The hat Holyk was wearing was placed into evidence by Officer P Taylor on May 24, 2014, what happened to it?


“The bumper did in fact strike Mr. Holyk’s head,” he said. “That’s the only explanation I have.”

*** Well it proves Bodman was truthful in his statements that he hit Holyk back in 2014.

Carter said he’s not sure why no one spotted the pattern before.

*** Yes, that is a bit odd, isn’t it?



Prosecutor Larry Haskell said in light of the new evidence, criminal charges against Bodman will be re-evaluated. He had previously cleared Bodman of any criminal violations based on multiple internal and external investigations that concluded Bodman did not strike Holyk.

*** I don’t get it! If Prosecutor Haskell cleared Bodman of any criminal violations (Negligent Homicide, Reckless Driving) because the previous investigations concluded he didn’t strike Holyk and now the forensic evidence coupled with Bodman’s statements that he did hit Holyk wouldn’t that make it greater than a “high likelihood” that Bodman hit Holyk? Oh well…never mind.


Knezovich said he believes Holyk put himself in the path of the patrol car when he turned and moved back toward the curb.

“Had Holyk stayed on the bike, this would not have happened,” he said.

*** I guess when you continually say Bodman didn’t hit Holyk, and it turns out he did, in order not to have to eat some serious crow, it is better to blame the dead person?





7 thoughts on “GOOD OLD SPOKANE STUFF!!!

  1. Have you seen the picture of the face of Ryan Holyk after he got to the hospital?

    I spent seven minutes with the night of May 23, 2014.The blow Ryan’s head received caused so much bleeding the pooling blood wasn’t allowing him to get air, as his face rested on the payment. I knew he would soon drown.

    I told Charlie Price, I had to do something and chanced turning Ryan’s head. I used my fingers and then a corner of a bar towel to scoop out a mass of blood and mucus so large. The bland taste of bone marrow hung in the air.

    I have been forever changed by those seven minutes. I believe it was a miracle that Ryan ever regained consciousness, answering his mother’s prayer that he would awake and know who she was.
    Ryan was allowed to say goodbye and know what happened to him as he had no memory of seeing the car that struck him. Sometimes we only get a delay in what was to be, and not the reprieve from death that we hoped for.

    God allowed me that part of my prayer that night as I looked up to heaven and asked God to help me make it better. I knew I couldn’t ask for Ryan to live he was hurt so badly. I told Ryan there was a God hoping my words and touch could reach him through pain and darkness he felt after his face was impacted by the corner of the bumper at sixty miles an hour.

    The Community of Spokane and Spokane Valley held vigil hoping for a greater miracle that would never be. Others with darkness in their heart conspired to create an obstruction of justice under a dark color of law, hoping to hide the truth.

    Those with Darkness in the heart violated a communities civil rights in the process, and hid material facts from Ryan Holyk’s family, Deputy Joseph Bodman, and every man woman and child of the City of Spokane and Spokane Valley.

    Ryan was called home his injury too grievous, and way to young for those who knew and loved him to spend eternity with God.

    Lord hear my prayer, help make this better as it’s so wrong in so many ways. Help me make his better by learning the truth of how so many things went wrong, and how we can keep this from happening again.

    When does an accident become a crime? When people lie and mislead and criminally interfere in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.

    If you allow this practice of lying to protect from tort, over public safety, accountability, and civil rights, without stepping up and saying truth matters more than limiting liability. Your perpetuating a crime after the fact, and assume your own culpability and shame.

    What’s it going to take before you step up and demand truth and accountability, having your own child killed when they could have been spared? Shame on you all who knew the truth, but hid behind a lie.

    It’s just not right.
    509 280-1602

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    1. I really don’t know how to respond to your comment. I never have been able to figure out the right thing to say in cases like this, I don’t know if there ever are the right words. I just thank you for your comment and pray that you and others involved never have to go through it again.


  2. But for the deputy’s actions…sure he regrets everyday that he wasn’t running his siren/lights/warning devices. I bet the family of Ryan regrets it too. And more than the deputy.

    This is sickmaking.

    Not sure if the case could be “proved”. But it damn sure needs to be tried. AND HEARD!

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      1. Slim to none? Yup.
        This. Case. Needs. To. Be. Heard.

        I’m an advocate for our first responders. I feel badly for the deputy. I’m sure he will always carry the burden of Ryan’s death. However, there needs to be accountability. And the only way for that to occur is for citizens/a jury to weigh in. Haskell denied this process.

        And since when did prosecutors ONLY file on slam dunk cases? There are enough legal questions surrounding the death of Ryan to justify charges/a trial. Maybe the state will prove its case, maybe it won’t. Surely a 15 year old kid and his family deserves that much? And surely, a deputy can withstand a fair and impartial inquiry aimed at uncovering the truth?

        This won’t go to a Civil Trial, as you know. The insurance company will settle…so that pesky details need not be admitted into evidence. “Lawyers clean up all details…”

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