Since the first Thursday in July lies on the week of the 4th, the Upstate Sisters in Crime will meet on July 12th. Ellis has found us a place. Again thanks. It wasn't easy. We're returning to one of our old haunts, Ryan’s. Anything you want and plenty of it. The tip will be added to our bill, but we will still probably send around a cup for our server.
J. Douglas Parker, a 30 year veteran of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, still plans to join us and share some of his vast experience. Since leaving the GBI, he has started his own company, Private Consultations & Investigations, LLC. Mr. Parker has investigated over 350 deaths involving natural, accidental, suicide, police officer "use of force" and murder, some resulting in the death penalty. These investigations have involved the securing of search warrants in accordance with the 4th amendment, the processing and documentation of crime scenes and attending autopsies. Parker has interviewed in excess of 35,000 witnesses, victims, and suspects in a vast array of cases from juvenile misdemeanors to felonies. He has been trained in nonverbal communication and statement analysis which coupled together can provide for an accurate assessment of witness, victim and suspect statements.
Among the services offered by PCI, Parker’s private investigation firm, are criminal/civil case investigations, crime scene and evidence reviews, background investigations, computer and cell phone forensics, blood spatter analysis, polygraphs, layered voice analysis, undercover surveillance, and more. Truthfully, there is a lot more to be said about Mr. Parker and his company, but in the interest of brevity, I’ve stopped here.
The meeting will be Thursday, July 12. Ryan’s is a self-serve buffet style restaurant so there is no reason to preorder. The meeting will be in the back room. Trust me it isn't as intriguing as it sounds. The restaurant is at 2426 Laurens Road in Greenville. Typically, pre-dinner fellowship begins around 6:15, and the meeting starts at 7:00.
Hope to see you all there. It should be a very interesting meeting.