LPD could use list of old cases to organize its work
April 8, 2013 - Letter to Lansing State Journal



If the Lansing Police Department complies with the City Pulse’ FOIA request (City Pulse, March 13) and compiles a list of unsolved homicides and missing, presumed dead cases between 2000 and 2012, I recommend that the department keep a copy for its own use. The list could prove to be handy for those times when detectives are not busy with other duties.

For example, they could pick a case from the list, obtain the file, and go over the material to see if there are any leads not previously pursued, or any DNA evidence not analyzed. Without a list, officers have to rely on memory, and when they retire after 25 years (or less), few are left who’ve been there long enough to remember.

Steve Harry