Cyndy Short, Ex-Lawyer for Missing Baby Lisa Irwin’s Family: I Left Because Tacopina & I Could Not Work As a Team

Splitsville in the legal team of Missouri attorney Cyndy Short and high powered NYC lawyer Joe Tacopina. Short stated that one of the two had to leave as they differed on how to handle the case and were not working as a team. Cyndy Short is out, Tacopina remains.

The Kansas City attorney who was representing the parents of missing 11-month old Lisa Irwin said today that she was fired by high-powered New York defense attorney Joe Tacopina.

“Tacopina and I were not able to work as a team,” attorney Cyndy Short said at a news conference today. “Our goals and our approaches are so different that one of us had to go.”

Short was dismissed shortly after she gave media tours of the Irwin home, which the family now says they learned about after the fact.

One has to wonder the motivations of missing baby Lisa Irwin’s family at this point and what were the differences of the two feuding attorneys? Is one just trying to protect the family and the other actually trying to find the missing baby?Why would a high profile attorney attach himself to this case? Is it to find the missing child? Hardly, that is not a lawyers jobs, it is to work for and protect their client. Tacopina’s client is not missing baby Lisa Irwin.

“After hearing there was a press conference and listening to Mrs. Short’s statement, we are further convinced that we made the correct decision,” parents Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin wrote in a statement e-mailed to “One of the reasons we relieved Mrs. Short was because she was holding her own press conferences, making statements to the media, and giving tours of the home that we were finding out about after the fact.”

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Just curious, who has baby Lisa’s best interest at heart in this missing persons case?

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – With Robin Sax, Wendy Murphy and Fred Rosen


Dana welcomes special guests:

  • Former Prosecutor Robin Sax Conrad Murray Trial Updates
  • Wendy Murphy – Discussing her recent article for the Patriot Ledger on the Lisa Irwin case
  • Fred Rosen – Author discussing his new book Trails Of Death

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Parents of Missing Lisa Irwin Cancel Interview with Baby’s Brothers and Police

So do the parents of missing Lisa Irwin have their missing child’s best interest at hand, or their own?

File this one under, raise the red flag. The parents of missing 11 month old Lisa Irwin have canceled the interview between police and the missing baby’s two brothers. The attorneys have stepped in and seem to be more concerned with protecting the parents than they do finding missing Lisa Irwin.  Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley also will not submit to separate interviews, nor has the DNA from the two brothers been allowed.

Attorneys for the family of a missing Missouri toddler canceled a Friday interview between the police and her two older brothers, who were in the house the night she disappeared, authorities said.

The boys, ages 8 and 6, are the half-brothers of 11-month-old Lisa Irwin, who went missing from her home in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 4. They were previously interviewed just after she disappeared, both for under an hour, Kansas City police Capt. Steve Young said.

Police have said the toddler’s parents, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, will not submit to separate interviews, but the couple’s attorney disputed the account.

Why won’t the parents allow the two boys, Lisa’s half brothers, who were home at the time interviewee by police? Chances are, they were not drunk at the time Baby Lisa went missing.

Jeanine Pierro on Fox News reported this morning that attorney Cyndy Short is off the case. This is really starting to not look good. The so-called phone that did not work because the bill had not been paid turned out to be not true. No access to the boys, DNA or separate interviews of the parents. It looks like Joe Tacopina is circling the wagoner and its all about protecting Casey Anthony the parents, not little Lisa Irwin.

Missing Lisa Irwin: Police & Investigators Show Up to Home of Missing Baby Lisa with Shovels, Bomb Detection Devices to Search KC Home & Yard of Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley


It would appear that the instigators, police and FBI mean business in the search for missing 11 months old Lisa Irwin. Police arrived at the home of Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley and searched the home and yard for clues to missing 11 month old Lisa Irwin. A search warrant was served on the parents of missing baby Lisa prior to the search. Joe Tacopina, the parents newly hired attorney, questioned the need for the warrant stating that authorities “can go in and out any time,” they have had unfettered access because we want answers.” Actually Joe, the reason why the police to these procedural precautions is so when they find evidence that might be incriminating to your clients, you will not have the evidence thrown out of court for not having a search warrant.

One of the most aggressive police searches yet of the home where a Kansas City infant went missing more than two weeks ago drew officers Wednesday armed with shovels, rakes and other tools who hauled off bags that appeared to be full of potential evidence.

Police refused to say what they found inside or outside the home belonging to Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, who say an intruder snatched their baby daughter, Lisa, from her crib in the middle of the night as the mother and two other boys slept.

From shortly after sunrise through late afternoon, FBI agents and police officers joined in the search that began after a judge issued a warrant that prevented the parents from returning to the house while it was under way.

Officers headed to the back of the home with shovels, rakes and a ladder and could be seen digging behind a shed in the yard. Out front, investigators left the house carrying brown paper bags and clear plastic bags and took them to vehicles parked outside.

Police also brought in a bomb and arson truck to assist the search, though spokesman Capt. Steve Young said there were no indications of explosives in the house. Some bomb detection devices use X-ray technology to scan solid objects to reveal items concealed within. An AP reporter saw investigators carrying at least a dozen thin, black rectangular sheets away from the home during the afternoon.

Attorney Tacopina stated that the parents of missing Lisa Irwin have nothing to hide. That is except the missing time that the baby-mom has when she claims that she blacked out because she was drunk while supposedly taking care of baby Lisa.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – Dana’s thoughts about the Lisa Irwin and Morgan Harrington Cases

  • Dana talks about Lisa Irwin’s parents hiring Joe Tacopina and Morgan Harrington’s family filing a law suit

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 19, 2011: Download

Parents (Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin) of Missing Baby Lisa Irwin Hire Attorney Joe Tacopina, Former Joran Van der Sloot Lawyer

The case of missing Lisa Irwin just went from one of focus on trying to find a missing 11 month old baby to one of trying to protect or hide what the parents of missing baby Lisa might know. As investigators try and find missing Lisa Irwin … enter Joe Tacopina to represent the Missouri family, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin. Of course this begs the question, why would the Irwin family need an attorney?

High profile attorney Joe Tacopina, yes the same Joe Tacopina that represented Joran Van der Sloot, the suspect in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, has been hired by by the Irwin family. The question that comes to mind is, why? Why would Tacopina need to be hired? The family has to feel that the focus is on them and that investigators feel that the parents stories just don’t add up. Some body knows something more than they are saying.

Lisa Irwin has been missing in Kansas City, MO since October 4, 2011. She was reported missing when her father returned home at 4 AM to discover that baby Lisa was not in her bedroom.  It was initially believed the infant was abducted from her crib.

What a coincidence that Tacopina would now be representing a client who has changed her story regarding the events that took place of her missing child and one who failed a lie detector test. A lying client, really, sounds like Joran all over again. Now we find out that Lisa Irwin’s mother was drunk at the time her baby went missing. Watch the VIDEO from FOX News with Megyn Kelly … Deborah Bradley admits she was drunk at the time of the disappearance. The mom claims she was drunk and passed out on the day of Lisa’s disappearance and does not remember checking on the baby after 6 pm.   Now the attorney cover up begins as Tacopina states that the family will be doing no more interviews.

Tacopina said that the couple will not be doing any more television or radio interviews for the time being. He expressed his belief that the focus needs to stay on finding Lisa.

Tacopina said multiple times that he did not want to criticize the police investigation, but did express a desire for a more “boots on the ground” approach and said he wished certain unnamed things would have been done earlier.

To get more updates, provide your opinion and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Lisa Irwin.

10 Month Old Lisa Irwin Still Missing … Mom Says Her Arrest is Imminent;

10 month old Lisa Irwin is still missing after having disappeared in a presumed kidnapping/abduction in Kansas City, MO on  October 4, 2011.  After numerous searches there is still no sign of missing Lisa Irwin. The police claim they do not have any suspects in this missing child case; however, Deborah Bradley, the mom of missing baby Lisa believes the police are going to arrest her.

A Missouri woman whose 10-month-old daughter went missing a week ago says she believes she’s about to be arrested by Kansas City police, possibly as early as today, in the case. Police, however, deny plans to arrest the woman.

It’s the latest public twist in what’s known as the “Baby Lisa” case.

Kansas City police say they have hit one roadblock after another in their bid to find the blond 10-month-old who was reportedly last seen Oct. 3, when her mother, Deborah Bradley, tucked her in for the night. The baby’s father, Jeremy Irwin, returned home from a night shift about 3:30 a.m. the next morning, and that’s when the couple discovered the baby was missing, they told police.

Don’t ask for things, they might come true. A note to Deborah Bradley, if you put it out there, it might just happen. However, as the police continue to investigate the circumstances of baby Lisa’s disappearance and question the parents, one never knows what direction the case will take. Of course a failed lie detector test is never a good thing.

But Capt. Steve Young, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, has told The Times that officials still do not have any suspects.

Nonetheless, Bradley believes that police seem determined to pin the potential kidnapping on her instead of focusing on finding the real culprit, according to Ashley Irwin, the missing child’s aunt. Irwin told ABC that she believes Bradley’s arrest is “inevitable” — but also misguided.

“It’s what the police do,” Irwin was quoted as saying. “They don’t have any leads, so they just have to pin it on somebody.”

The family of missing Lisa Irwin has hired a private investigator, Wild Bill” Stanton, to help search.

A nationally known private investigator is now working with Lisa Irwin’s family to find the missing infant, who disappeared more than a week ago.

“Wild Bill” Stanton, a former New York policeman who has served as an ABC News and NBC News security consultant, told reporters that he’ll be conducting an independent investigation, but added that he hopes to meet with police.

“I’m here to seek the truth,” Stanton told reporters late Tuesday. “And wherever the truth leads, that’s where I’m going to go.”

10 Month Old Lisa Irwin Still Missing in Kansas City, MO … Police Say Parents Not Cooperating, Searches End? (UPDATE: Mom Said to have Failed Lie Detector Test)

Lisa Irwin still missing … police claim that parents are no longer cooperating. Where is and what happened to 10 month old Lisa Irwin?

10 month old Lisa Irwin has been missing in Kansas City, MO since October 4, 2011; however, police are saying that the parents of the missing infant are no longer cooperating. A police spokesman, stated that Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin have stopped talking to detectives, but did not provide a reason why. The police have also shut down the command post near the home of missing Lisa Irwin and have said that “had done everything possible as far as physical searches go”.

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The parents of Lisa Irwin have stopped cooperating with the investigation into the 10-month-old girl’s disappearance, Kansas City police said Thursday.

Capt. Steve Young, a police spokesman, didn’t say why Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin stopped talking to detectives on Thursday evening, but the development means that investigators have lost a key source of information.

“They live in the house. They intimately have information about what’s been going on. They know the child,” Young said.

A family member later issued a denial, saying the parents were continuing to assist police. She promised a statement today.

The family has denied that they have stopped coopering with police. As reported at ABC News, the family is upset with the tough tactic they are using to get information. WHAT! ARE YOU SERIOUS? RED FLAG. The mother of missing Lisa Irwin stated that the police accused her of the crime. No kidding, REALLY? states that the police  A family with a missing baby that was abducted from their home should only be concerned with find the child and the hell with how police are trying to do their job. That is unless they have something to hide? Any time a child/person goes missing from a home, of course those that live in the home are going to come under suspicion. Especially when the crime scene, the room of 10 month old Lisa Irwin, looked untouched with nothing out of place.

The parents of missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin are upset with “tough tactics” used by the police to extract information from them about what happened to their 10-month old.

The couple was displeased with how they were treated on Thursday during a day-long interrogation. Tactics allegedly used by the police included trying to turn the parents against one another, directly accused the mother of having failed a polygraph test, and accusing her of having something to do with the disappearance of her baby girl.

The parents say they are cooperating with the investigation but a statement from the Kansas City police claims the couple “no longer want to talk to detectives.”

The family is supposed to release a statement on Friday. Let’s hope the next thing is not that the family lawyers up.

Police continued to urge anyone with any information to call police or 816-474-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE I: The mother of missing Lisa Irwin, Deborah Bradley, said to have failed a lie detector -  polygraph earlier this week.

The mother of a 10-month-old girl who disappeared from their Kansas City home says police told her she failed a lie detector test.

Twenty-five-year-old Deborah Bradley told The Associated Press Friday that she took the polygraph earlier this week after her baby, Lisa Irwin, went missing late Monday or early Tuesday.

For more updates and to provide your opinions and analysis, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Lisa Irwin.

Missing Missouri Baby Lisa Irwin … 10 Month Old Infant Abducted from Her Crib in Kansas City, MO … Search Continues

10 month old Lisa Irwin has been missing in Kansas City, MO since October 4, 2011. It is believed the infant was abducted from her crib. Initially an Amber Alert was issued on Tuesday for the missing baby; however, it has since been canceled even though the search continues for missing Lisa Irwin. She was last seen at 10:30 PM  on Monday asleep in her crib at her parents’ home.  When Lisa’s father arrived home from work at around 4 AM he went into her room to check on her and discovered she was missing. The family  immediately called police. According to investigators, they saw the window and the screen appeared that it was tampered with.

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Kris Ketz with ABC’s Kansas City affiliate KMBC reported late on Tuesday that the K-9′s were finished searching for the night and that the police search will continue Wednesday morning.

Police Capt. Steve Young confirmed that a neighbor said they saw someone walking down the street at night with a baby in a diaper. He confirmed Wednesday in an interview with “Good Morning America” that although that person was reportedly seen walking down the street, the information hasn’t led to any new developments.

Lisa Irwin Description:

describing her as white with blue eyes and blond hair, about 30 inches tall with two bottom teeth, a small bug bite under her left ear and a beauty mark on her right outer thigh. Police said she had a cold with a cough and — when last seen about 10:30 p.m. Monday asleep in her crib — was wearing purple shorts and a purple shirt with white kittens on it.

Facebook: Lisa Irwin: Kidnapped from Kansas City, Missouri on 10/04/2011

UPDATE I: Police search home of Lisa Irwin and carry out two bags full of baby items

For more updates and to discuss the case and provide your thoughts, opinion and analysis … go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Lisa Irwin.

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