Lori Hinkley, manager of the MSP records division, who was found earlier this year along with Col. Gasper to have installed end-to-end encryption apps on their state phones, https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/01/22/state-police-phone-apps-keep-text-messages-secret/4236305001/, denied my appeal concerning MSP records and DVDs concerning suspect John Hastings. Are you surprised?
The history of this FOIA request is discussed in previous posts: https://catherinebroad.blog/2021/05/26/foia-appeal/; https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/56938161/posts/3312473275.
For a recap on how my family was forced to institute FOIA lawsuits over a decade ago to try to get any information concerning Tim’s murder, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SLQnE1M_rU. The roadblocks and machinations by the MSP and the OCP are stunning. You might ask what they have to hide. I would submit that the answer is A LOT.
Here is yet another reminder, although in a different context, that sunshine is the best disinfectant: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/14/sunlight-is-best-disinfectant-why-do-presidents-forget-that/?utm_campaign=wp_follow_eugene_robinson&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_eugenerobinson.
And this reminder in recent testimony by US Attorney General Merrick Garland:
I’m not sure there will ever be enough sunshine to disinfect what has taken place behind the scenes in the OCCK case.