Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris was a 24 year old from Washington D.C. She was the mpother of two and was getting ready to go to massage therapy school. On the night of October 9, 2010, Unique put her children and cousin to bed. When the kids woke up the next morning, Unique was gone. She was never seen again.
CHARLEY PROJECT: http://charleyproject.org/case/unique-raquel-leona-harris
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Unique Harris, please contact the DC Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099.
So, is there a way to square the police’s attitude toward this person and my own suspicions? I think there is.
First and foremost, we must remember that the police are under no obligation to tell the truth about any investigation to the public. They can say they’re not working on it when they actually are. They can say they’re working on it when they actually aren’t . . . ahem. They can lie about polygraph results. They can lie about how thick the investigation file is. They can lie, they can lie, they can lie. And it can all be covered under the umbrella of “we don’t want to compromise the investigation”.
That’s just the way it is.
Second, and this is where the lying can be rationalized, not only do the police not want the public to know about what’s going on, they don’t want a suspect or the suspects to know. For example, if it gets out that a POI failed a lie detector test, it’s perfectly reasonable for LE to expect the person to flee the jurisdiction. Uh, not in a Thelma & Louise kind of way. But more in a way, “Hey, I think I need a change of scenery. DC is getting a little old. I’m going to move to . . . Seattle . . . San Antonio.”
You see what I mean? The police want to make it easy as possible to talk to a POI should they need to. But if the person moves away, reaching that person gets a lot harder and expensive. So, the police lie and say, “Oh yeah, he’s cleared,” thus making the suspect think he has fooled police. Very common.