Let’s have a discussion about John Hastings and his friends at the Michigan State Police.
On January 13, 2021, I wrote the following about the polygraph conducted by the Georgia Highway in October 2009 on John Hastings:
In September 2020, I posted the following about the same subject:
Having “done business” with the Michigan State Police before in FOIA matters, on January 29 I decided to start with the Georgia Highway Patrol and sent the following FOIA request to the Open Records Unit in Atlanta:
I then tried three different emails for Steve Duncan, the polygrapher who conducted the polygraph on Hastings. Two bounced back, one did not. I did not hear back from him.
Then I was stuck going to the MSP. On February 10 I sent the following FOIA request to the MSP. Note that I included the relevant, dated report discussing the materials I was requesting.
Fifteen days later, on February 25, the usual request for an extension of time to respond:
March 11, the letter asking for a deposit. I paid the $271.98:
April 22, need more time to respond:
And today, the response demonstrating the MSP are still very much the assholes they were when my Dad had to file suit against them to respond to FOIA requests and then charged him over $11,000 for 3500 or so pages:
Did you catch the “Additional comments” section at the very end where it says: “The Michigan State Police cannot locate copies of the DVD or the separate reports prepared by Duncan.” IN WHAT THEY CALL AN “OPEN HOMICIDE CASE,” A SERIAL CHILD MURDER CASE WITH FOUR VICTIMS, AFTER THIS AGENCY HAS BEEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR FUCKING UP EVIDENCE, THEY CAN’T FIND THE DVDs AND REPORTS PREPARED FOR THEM BY A GEORGIA INVESTIGATOR IN 2009?
So basically, they want over $600 to send me copies of the three fucking pages I included in my FOIA request to guide their search. The pages where MSP D/Sgt. Garry Gary summarizes his chat with polygrapher Duncan, who “advised there was no question in his mind, whatsoever, that [Hastings] has some involvement with the murders of these children. He stated he didn’t know to what degree of involvement he may have, whether did the murder or assisted, but he firmly believes he was involved.” He stated again “that there is no question in his mind that he is involved with these murders.” When asked if Duncan thought Hastings knew Busch, “he stated absolutely.”
You have knowledge, you child-hunter. The only reason you skated is that you would have then been linked up to Chris Busch, who links to H. Lee, who links to . . . well, you know some of the “who’s,” don’t you John? That could have gotten very messy for a lot of people, not just you.
I will appeal this bullshit, because I remember from the FOIA documents we previously got that there is a fucking log indicating receipt of these materials by the MSP from Georgia Highway Patrol in the pages following Gray’s report. They will still claim “they can’t find it,” and I do not believe for a single second that anyone got off their ass at that agency for 18 hours to search for the requested material, which should have been filed under Hastings, John, 2009. It’s not that hard. That place is shameful.
Why doesn’t somebody spend 18 hours with that Y-str DNA sample developed in Kristine’s case. This development was discussed in Marney Keenan’s book, The Snow Killings, Inside the Oakland County Child Killer Investigations. You know, the kind of sample where they separate male DNA from female DNA to get a profile? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418305/. You know, the male DNA Dr. Robert Sillery said was not present? That seems like a good use of 18 hours.
And by way of comparison, check out this specific cost break down for a FOIA request I filed with the Birmingham Police Department. The state police continue to play manipulative games at the expense of victims. Not all agencies are as callous and vindictive.
Before you tell me to go to the Oakland County Prosecutor or the Attorney General’s office about Hastings and this little matter of Steve Duncan’s conclusions after interviewing and polygraphing Hastings–I did. In January, before I decided to send the FOIA request to Georgia. Response? As of April 28, 2020, nothing.