The seven bogus criminal charges on docket 101128882P1 allowed Sgt Bartley to (1) obtain illegal search and seizure warrants. (2) get inside my residence. (3) then remove me from my residence. (4) then remove all of the documents and materials they believed could support my website statements and publishing’s. (5) then destroy them…. which they did .


Sgt Bartley RCMP was assigned to investigate John Kelly on behalf of Rick Hanson and the Calgary Police Service. Bartley was the Team Commander, Affiant and the primary investigator. As Bartley so eloquently stated…

“ The RCMP has agreed to investigate defamatory libel concerning members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS) Homicide Unit, and the obstruction of a historic homicide the CPS detectives were pursuing. That was the request put forth to the RCMP by Chief Hanson and our parameters of investigation will be constrained to meet that request only. Bear in mind, this unit (Lethbridge Major Crimes) is primarily a homicide investigation unit, so our demands are high and numerous, in addition to those required to properly meet this (John Kelly) file. We, the RCMP are dealing with matters concerning defamatory libel and obstruction of their (CPS) homicide investigators on a historic homicide only. “


On the 20th April 2010, Bartley interviewed Detective Reid Mercer of the Calgary Police Service. On the 16th September 2010, 149 days later, I was charged with 7 counts on criminal docket 101128882P1. Mercer appeared on 4 of those counts, Detective Frizzell on the other 3 counts.

One of those counts on criminal docket 101128882P1 was criminal harassment. That I had used threatening conduct toward Detective Mercer between the 1st December 2001 to the 18th February 2010. A total of 3,031 straight days.

Another count on criminal docket 101128882P1 was that I had obstructed Detective Mercer by interfering with potential witnesses between the dates of 1st Day of June 2008 to the 18th February 2010. A total of 628 straight days.

In that interview on the 20th April 2010 (149 days prior) Detective Mercer told Sgt Bartley, that he (Mercer) had, had no contact with me since probably February, February 26th-2003, other than the hearings he presented himself so it’s been almost six years since I’ve (Mercer) had any contact with him (Kelly) in any, in any type or form, whether it’s verbal, e-mail, telephone, nothing.

The Million Dollar question, is, how did Sgt Bartley, get from those clear statements by Detective Mercer, to Bartley filing criminal charges against me, let alone. threatening conduct over 3,031 days, and obstruction over 628 days.

The truth is, that Sgt Bartley on behalf of the Calgary Police Service, had one goal and one goal only. That was to get my websites shut down, by any and all means necessary, including the use of corrupt crooked and criminal acts.

And boy have they committed a whole lotta corrupt crooked & criminal Acts…

Do not forget that the criminal libel charges were tossed and never brought back.

To be clear, Sgt Bartley knew there had been no obstruction, or threatening conduct, yet he continued with his crooked corrupt and criminal acts, regardless. The truth was not what Bartley wanted. Sgt Bartleys goal, was to complete the direction of Chief Hanson, and that was to stitch me up, by wrongfully convicting and imprisoning me, by any and by all means necessary…..

Four of those counts filed on criminal docket 101128882P1 were criminal libel charges. Those charges were tossed (no evidence) on the 18th day of November 2010.


1. On the 16th September 2010, the RCMP and Calgary cops arrested and detained me on seven criminal charges. Four counts were for Criminal Libel regarding what was published on my website(s). 2 times section 300 and 2 times section 301. They Alleged that the affected officers were senior Detectives Reid Mercer and Spencer Frizzell. in 2010 those Detectives were working in the Calgary police, cold case homicide section.

2. Right after my arrest & detention, Calgary Police Chief Rick Hanson along with Supt McGinnis of the RCMP, held press conferences, and sent press releases, informing both National and local media that they had completed an extensive investigation before laying those Criminal Libel charges against Kelly.

3. The Media published everything they were told, without corroboration.

4. I was kept overnight in the Airdrie RCMP Detachment and produced at Court the next day. At that time I reserved my plea. They placed severe restrictive conditions on my bail, mostly to do with my websites and access to the internet. I attended court several times after that, still reserving my plea as I had not been given any evidence or disclosure proving I had committed any criminal offence.

5. On the 4th November 2010, seven weeks after being arrested and charged, (still reserving my plea) a Calgary Judge directed that they had until the 18th November 2010, to provide evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by me.

6. You’d expect after their self proclaimed statements from Chief Rick Hanson and Supt McGinnis, that an extensive police investigation had been conducted before laying these charges, that they’d have lots of evidence to produce.

Chief Hanson: “the rarity of the criminal libel charges speaks to the seriousness of the allegations” and “The lengthy ordeal and investigation took a toll on many officers who were named on the website”.

Supt McGinnis: “What makes Kelly’s site libellous are the false allegations made against two city homicide investigators (Detectives Mercer and Frizzell)” and “police had no choice but to take the action”.

7. On the 18th November 2010 they could not produce any evidence, at all. As a result all seven of their bogus charges were tossed. Including the criminal libel charges.


8. They said their investigation was extensive, how extensive. They never contacted me. They had no evidence to support the charges and they knowingly outright lied to the media and the Courts.

9. What they did is the very definition of Weaponizing Criminal Libel Sections 300 and 301, for the wrongful initiation of criminal proceedings and malicious prosecutions. All whilst committing a host of criminal acts themselves. Malice for an improper purpose.

10. To date, not one of them has ever been charged or held to account. And now they all want the truth of what they did, to stay well hidden, because the truth isn’t their friend, it’s now their enemy.

11. Further, No other libel action, either Civil or Criminal, has been filed since. Irrefutable Tacit Admission that I was publishing the truth then, as I am, now.