Rainbow Farm: Authorities Must Release Autopsy 

Rainbow Farm: Authorities Must Release Autopsy 
Posted by FoM on November 06, 2001 at 07:54:56 PT
Editorial Opinion
Source: Herald-Palladium
It's been more than two months since the shooting deaths of Tom Crosslin and Rolland Rohm at Rainbow Farm near Vandalia. We understand that the wheels of justice often turn slowly, but it's time for investigators to release information relating to the case that the public has a right to see.The longer it takes for pertinent information to be made public, the more likely suspicion will continue to grow in some quarters that authorities aren't being above board with regard to the investigation.
There is already a dispute involving the release of the autopsy results of Crosslin and Rohm. Family members filed suit in late September seeking the autopsy reports, but to date the reports have not been released. Parties representing the estates of Crosslin and Rohm claim that autopsy results will show discrepancies with the version of the shootings that police initially described.It is up to Cass County Prosecutor Scott Teter to release that information and other police reports pertaining to the controversial deaths of Crosslin and Rohm. They were shot by police on successive days in early September after a tense standoff involving local, state and federal law officers.Teter's office has said that the information won't be released until the investigation has been completed. But this explanation is troubling, given that there are no charges pending against anyone and seemingly not much to investigate.Initially, Teter spoke of moving quickly to release police and autopsy reports. Three days after the second of the two men was killed, Teter talked about the mounting speculation surrounding the case and the need to get the information out. "We're going to tell the families and tell the public so everybody understands exactly what the evidence shows happened," he said at the time.Months have passed since Teter made that statement. He needs to make good on that promise. If other police agencies are the source of the holdup, Teter should say who they are or lean on them to process their reports.This public has a right to know in a timely manner what the police say happened at Rainbow Farm.An opinion of The Herald-Palladium editorial board.Complete Title: Rainbow Farm: Authorities Must Release Autopsy and Other Details of ShootingsNewshawk: LionessSource: Herald-Palladium, The (MI)Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 Copyright: 2001 The Herald-PalladiumContact: letters heraldpalladium.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Tom Crosslin & Rollie Rohm Memorial Taken To Task for Not Releasing Documents Rainbow of Support - South Bend Tribune
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Comment #5 posted by Sarah on November 14, 2001 at 17:56:46 PT:
Who wants to know
I'm currently working with some people to try to get Rollie's son back with the family where he belongs. If anyone lives near michigan and would like to go to a Rally for all of this the next one is going to be on the 26th at 8:30 am (november). I'll be there. I've been keeping an archive on everything going on. If anyone has anything from a local paper, could you please contact me so I can see about getting a coppy. Everything I have is going straight to the lawyer handling this to help with the case. I'm Sarah Dolezal, snm2001
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on November 06, 2001 at 18:01:41 PT
I Think
They killed two men and it wasn't necessary. They want this to all just go away. A lot of explaining is needed.
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on November 06, 2001 at 17:42:57 PT
What Are They Hiding?
They still haven't released the police report either.
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Comment #2 posted by Patrick on November 06, 2001 at 10:14:13 PT
They need more time too...
To doctor the evidence. We have all seen those police car videos on COPS. Well folks, it's very hard to edit them in a way that will justify that 125 police officers were able to make a head shot in self defense against one guy on two seperate days.
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Comment #1 posted by greenfox on November 06, 2001 at 08:15:42 PT
Well first Peter, who died choking on his own vomit, and now this. All bastards, all going to hell if you ask me. ;)-gf
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