This Episode starts out with some discussion of an Officer Involved Shooting by a Spokane Police Officer which was investigated by the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team and is currently in the hands of Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell. Since there has been recent discussion concerning the release of Body Camera footage some folks might find this interesting.
You might note that Ozzie refuses to discuss the case, even though the Washington State Supreme Court has held that once law enforcement submits a case to the Prosecutor it becomes Public Record. To be clear, I’m good with Ozzie keeping his mouth shut this time, and I’ve made it known that in my view Brass talk publicly too much about cases.
Then Ozzie attempts to prove that my story about the Mitch Ryals Inlander story was hogwash. What is real interesting about this portion is that any Homicide Investigator worth their salt knows that you don’t release evidence in a Homicide Case until ALL LITIGATION is complete including Civil Litigation and sometimes you never release or destroy it. I could go into case after case where prematurely releasing evidence before ALL LITIGATION, and APPEALS are complete is a huge mistake, one case some folks might remember where that happened is the Kevin Coe case. The Court often will order that evidence in the possession of law enforcement must be turned over to the defense, or plaintiff so they can do their own testing of the evidence, however once the defense or plaintiff has completed their testing it must be returned and again booked into evidence. As any Cop or Lawyer will tell you testing should ALWAYS be done with the original evidence collected in the case, and when law enforcement doesn’t have it they have a lot of explaining to do.
Now good old Oz, in his effort to prove me a liar, has the camera go to his Power Point Presentation (One of the few times), where he replays the video of HIS Expert Jarrod Carter explaining his findings. As you can see from the Carter presentation in making the comparison of the impression of the hat band to the bumper image he did not use the hat Holyk was wearing at the time he was killed, rather he used an “exemplar” he had purchased, or came up with somehow. He did not use the original evidence, because as I documented in my story the Plaintiff had the evidence.
In my opinion you will find “The Shuffle Off to Buffalo” being used in each Episode, but this one was worth pointing out.
Here You Go! 🙂