The Saga Continues

Did An FDLE Misrepresentation Bias The Shooting Investigation?

July 28, 2015
"Police throughout the United States have been caught fabricating, planting, and manipulating evidence to obtain convictions where cases would otherwise be very weak. Some authorities regard police perjury as so rampant that it can be considered a "subcultural norm rather than an individual aberration" of police officers."
Dale Carpenter - Flagrant Conduct: The Story Of Lawrence v. Texas


If you are a long time reader of VolusiaExposed, you are aware of the October 2012 shooting of Michael Morrison, by the Holly Hill Police Department.

VolusiaExposed has our own theory about the cause of the Morrison shooting. In short, we believe the evidence suggests, that it was an accidental police shooting, that has been sustained by authorities, as a legitimate use of deadly force. (Police Misconduct?)

In order to have a full appreciation of the probable misconduct transpiring within the Morrison arrest & prosecution (our opinion) - our readers are encouraged to review our below linked earlier articles on the Morrison affair.

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

FDLE Agent's Misrepresentation

VolusiaExposed.Com now questions whether the FDLE shooting investigation was biased against Morrison - given FDLE Investigator Joshua Mead's sworn statement that he did not electronically record an alleged statement made by Morrison, because the jail doesn't allow the use of recording equipment within the jail.

As evidence, in support of our concern, we submit page 34 of Investigator Mead's July 29, 2013 sworn deposition (see right of page)

In support of full disclosure, we have linked Mead's entire 40 page deposition, in order that our readers will have a full appreciation of Investigator Mead's testimony.
Click Here - FDLE Investigator Mead's Entire 40 page deposition

Jail Policy Does Not Support
Investigator Mead's Testimony

However, as evident within Volusia County jail policy 400.12 (see right of page), both legal and official visitors can bring their recording equipment into the jail, without securing any additional permission by jail officials.

VolusiaExposed obtained a copy of jail policy 400.12, that was in effect during Morrison's short (12 day) incarceration period in late 2012.

State Attorney:
Can We Go Off The Record?

If any of this peaks your interest - you may wish to open the complete 40 page deposition of Investigator Mead, and read page 35.

Almost immediately after Mead made his declaration (page 34) that recorders could not be brought into the Volusia County jail - Assistant State Attorney, Kevin Sullivan requested to go off the record.

Could it be that ASA Sullivan realized that legal and official jail visitors can easily bring recorders into the jail, and that his witness (Inv. Mead) had just misrepresented an important fact?

The Thin Blue Line?
Do Cops Cover For Other Cops?

Investigator Mead is not new to law enforcement - in fact, in October 2012 - FDLE media records support that he was a "Special Agent" within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

We (VolusiaExposed) suspect that this is not the first time he (Mead) has had to question an inmate out at the Volusia County jail.

If the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is misrepresenting a "fact" that should be easily known to them, are they (FDLE) ALSO ignoring, or misrepresenting, other facts attached to this case? We (VolusiaExposed.Com) suspect that they (FDLE) are. Want to know more? Read our earlier articles (see above links), and stay tuned for more to come....

......."the police rarely, down right lie, - BUT, they sure do take allot of liberties with the truth".

We look forward to your comments on this situation.
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