Mike Reynolds, City Attorney, landlord of property around Enumclaw and the State of Washington gives advice to the Enumclaw Police.
(King County Regional Justice Center, July 6th, 2013)
is suggested first by the officer… Detective McCall of the Enumclaw Police.
Prosecutor Simmons approved of Detective McCall’s misconduct even to the point of using it to work to frame the innocent and prop up the prosecution. Dr. Yuille had done other work for King County and is highly respected—worth every penny he is paid.
Police Chief Zoll didn’t know anything about Detective McCall’s “work” though meets often for meals around town with his officers.
Other officials chose to ignore the corruption, and Athena Dean’s hate crime. Prosecutor Simmons refused to investigate and took Athena Dean under his protection until the first day of trial.
Before Dr. John Yuille took the stand in the State vs. Malcolm Fraser case, McCall had already been found guilty of governmental misconduct for deleting evidence and failure to provide discovery.
However, after Dr. Yuille took the stand it became clear Detective Grant McCall had not only hid evidence, but had invented the entire story and fed it to the accuser. Let’s take a look at what Dr. Yuille said about Detective McCall’s interview of M.C.:
Well my overall comment was that this is an absolutely terrible interview, that this interviewer is completely untrained and doesn’t understand several things. 1. Memory. 2. The impact of questions on memory. 3. The importance of getting free narrative from a witness. And the 4th point was issues related to dealing with someone in a sexual abuse investigation.
No. I mean this entire interview is not acceptable. Every single act, alleged act, is suggested first by the officer.
When asked to provide examples what Detective McCall did wrong. Dr. Yuille stated:
Well for example, he did not provide an opportunity for the complainant to give a free narrative. Which what we know from research is that the best information you get from a witness is when you let them say in their own words what happened. And that’s essential. And secondly there are many leading questions in this interview with the interviewer providing information as opposed to obtaining it and that speaks to a lack of understanding of memory and a lack of understanding of the negative impact that such questions can have on memory.
In the end, Dr. Yuille testified that every single allegation came from Detective Grant McCall, not from M.C.
* not to investigate *
This is an interview to confirm what the Detective thought or the Investigator thought had happened, not to investigate what may or may not have happened. No. I mean this entire interview is not acceptable. Every single act, alleged act, is suggested first by the officer.
When Prosecuting Attorney Jason Simmons challenged Dr. Yuille on his perceived bias towards the defense, the answer firmed the foundations that Detective Grant McCall purposely hid evidence during the investigation, and performed such a horrible interview that nothing like this should be happening in the 21st Century:
No. What I’m an advocate about certainly has nothing to do with the issues here, is I’m just so sorry that this kind of poor quality interviewing is going on in the 21st century. We don’t need this. What we need are good quality interviews to be done, where whether she’s a victim or not, where she gets to tell her story so we can evaluate her story instead of it all being led by what the officer is looking for. That’s what I’m an advocate for good investigation. Not for one side or the other in this case. If I did an interview like this, we would know what her version of the events is. From this we have no idea.
Despite such a horrendous interview, the case moved forward. Today an innocent man sits in jail and a corrupt detective continues to work for a police agency…without punishment. King County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel T. Satterberg refused to examine this all too clear corruption.
It is clear Athena Dean and Detective Grant McCall were working together to bring down a church they did not agree with. Remember, Athena Dean waited outside the Enumclaw Police station as McCall interviewed M.C. alone.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg prosecutor’s, Mark Larson, Lisa Johnson, Rich Anderson, Jason Simmons declared with actions over months of delays then, in closing arguments, verbally in court, “So what!” to evidence. Athena Dean’s public hate crime was enhanced by this team to fabric testimony against Sound Doctrine Church and Winepress Publishing, (i.e. Malcolm Fraser). Athena Dean’s hate crime was protected by King County prosecutors, then dropped from the witness list the first day of the trial so that this truth would not come out in open court. After first being advised to literally get out of town and move to Texas during the trial, now that the trial is over Athena Dean has returned to Enumclaw, Wa to continue her destruction.