Caught on Tape: Police officers systematically stalking journalist that is ordering cam evidence of police shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 3, 2017, 12:20 P.M. CST

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Timothy Charles Holmseth

320 17th Street N.W.

Unit# 17

East Grand Forks, MN

56721

218.773.1299

218.230.1597 (cell)

http://www.writeintoaction.com

tholmseth@wiktel.com

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009187154735

February 3, 2017

To:

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

EGFPD Chief Michael Hedlund (East Grand Forks, Minnesota)

Police Chief,

This email shall memorialize existing threats to the safety and rights of me and my family. The following list of encounters with law enforcement has occurred amidst my request for public records and investigative reporting regarding the following events, which I believe to be related to law enforcement’s involvement in drug trafficking and organized crime in North Dakota, Minnesota, and elsewhere:

EVENTS

  • Caitlin Jenna Erickson (suspicious death) in Grand Forks
  • Kristen Guillemette death (suspicious death in Grand Forks)
  • David James Elliott shooting (unarmed man shot by police in Grand Forks)
  • Pembina County Police Shooting (Clifford Edward Monteith III)
  • Rolette County Police Shooting (two shootings/three dead /courthouse locked down – all in four days)
  • Retired Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild (secretly) involved in David Elliott pursuit
  • Human Fingers on Picnic Table at Red River Campground in East Grand Forks
  • Wal-Mart Shooting
  • Altru pharmaceuticals
  • Compromised BCI agents

RECENT ENCOUNTERS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

On October 14, 2016 I advised East Grand Forks Police Chief Michael Hedlund via email that an EGFPD officer, upon seeing my vehicle, abruptly turned around and followed me until I turned into the Frandsen Bank drive through. My email to Mr. Hedlund said in part, “I would like to remind you that when a police officer does that to an innocent person, the officer is deliberately and knowingly terrorizing the targeted individual. Because I knew I had not violated any law, the only thing that went through my mind was “there’s a man with a gun following me”.

On October 23, 2016 I advised EGFPD Chief Hedlund that on October 22, 2016 an EGFPD officer abruptly left its stationary position in a parking lot near my home and followed me.

On January 10, 2017 I advised Grand Forks (North Dakota) Police Chief Mark Nelson via email that while I was working as a delivery driver for [REDACTED] in Grand Forks a vehicle attempted to collide with me and forced me off the road. It was my belief the vehicle that came at me from the front was coordinating with a vehicle that was behind me. I avoided collision by driving part of my vehicle up onto a roadside snow embankment.

  • Note: The next day I received video in the U.S. Mail from the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office that showed never before seen footage of the David James Elliott shooting captured by a Grand Forks Sheriff’s vehicle, which proves the official version presented by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is patently false and the shooting was an attempted murder

On January 15, 2017 I advised EGFPD Chief Hedlund that a police officer was knocking on my door between 2-3 A.M. claiming I had called the police.

On January 25, 2017 during my daily routine of traveling to Central Middle School in East Grand Forks to pick up my son I observed an EGFPD vehicle parked in the very back of the parking lot. I noticed the police vehicle in its odd and obscure location, only after stepping out of my car to take off my [REDACTED} jacket. I stared at the police vehicle for about 30 seconds. I then got back in my car. After about a minute the police vehicle left the area.

On February 2, 2017, while working as a delivery driver for [REDACTED], I returned from a delivery to find a GFPD unit parked, ominously alone, in the back parking lot. The police officer waited for me to see him and then slowly drove out. The vehicle was also noticed by the manager at [REDACTED] before I returned from my delivery and was captured on [REDACTED] surveillance.

  • Note: Before going to work at [REDACTED] on February 2, 2017 I received body-cam in the U.S. Mail from the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office from the camera of a GFPD officer that further proves the official version of the David James Elliott shooting presented by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones is patently false and the shooting was an attempted murder

Sincerely,

Timothy Charles Holmseth

Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Attached: jpg Central Middle School police; jpg [REDACTED] police

Cc: David Jones, North Dakota Attorney General, Todd Feland, Grand Forks City Council, EGF City Council, Greg Widseth

Bcc: Minnesota Court Officer

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me

     – Psalm 23:4

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North Dakota crime syndicate update: Another shooting in Rolette County

Write Into Action shows you the pattern

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 22, 2017, 9:35 P.M. CST

Attention residents of North Dakota and Western Minnesota.

I’m going show you something.

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On January 18, 2017 a Rolette County Sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed during a shootout on a rural road that involved other deputies; a ‘suspect’ was also killed.

On January 19, law enforcement announced the Rolette County shooting took place and claimed they did not know the suspect.

On January 20, the courthouse in Rolette was closed for “security reasons”.

On January 22, the Rolette County Sheriff’s office reported a man was shot dead after he tried to break into a home.

Yeah…

Uh huh…

Now, let me show something…

On June 5, 2016, Pembina County Sheriff Deputy Brad Bowman shot Clifford Edward Monteith III on a deserted highway.

On October 13, Brandon Thompson, Pembina County, was arrested after his wife shot him in the back (no, I’m not joking).

On November 28, Thompson, free on bond, was charged again with ‘setting fire to his wife’s house and her boyfriend’s car’.

Yeah…

Uh huh…

So, when did this madness actually start?

It started after a UND police officer shot David James Elliott in the Altru hospital parking in Grand Forks.

Elliott was scared to death and trying to get to the hospital. He told police on a 911 call that he was being followed by former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild (who was not even a police officer anymore) who was run out of office for being a dirty cop.

While the police visit your children’s schools, hand out free DARE t-shirts, and tell them to stay off drugs, other scum-bag police officers and deputies are trafficking narcotics into the area. When something goes wrong they start killing each other – the dirty cops set up criminals they are working with – then, the BCI comes in and pretends to investigate it and always find the police did nothing wrong.

Meanwhile, people like Caitlin Jenna Erickson are killed like their life had the value of a stray dog.

Write Into Action will be monitoring the latest fake investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation as they try to fool the public about law enforcement’s involvement in the latest batch of murders.

Visit www.writeintoaction.com to learn about what is going on and who is really behind it – and be sure to visit the Wall of Shame.

North Dakota crime syndicate imploding

Rolette County police shooting occurs one day after Grand Forks States Attorney asked to turn over cam evidence from separate police shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 19, 2017, 3:06 P.M. CST

The body-count in North Dakota continues to rise.

Today, Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud announced Colt Eugene Allery, a deputy sheriff, was fatally shot and two other deputies are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly Wednesday.

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Yesterday, Write Into Action contacted the Grand Forks County States Attorney’s Office requesting police video evidence from the David James Elliott police shooting case.

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From: Timothy Charles Holmseth [mailto:tholmseth@wiktel.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:00 PM
To: ‘haley.wamstad@gfcounty.org
Subject: Attn: Haley Wamstad

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit# 17
East Grand Forks, MN
56721
218.773.1299
218.230.1597 (cell)
http://www.writeintoaction.com
tholmseth@wiktel.com
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009187154735

In Re: Public Records

January 18, 2017

Haley Wamstad
Assistant Grand Forks County States Attorney 
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Attorney [Wamstad],

I am requesting all of the police body-cam and dash-cam related to the 18-2015-CR-00632 (State of North Dakota vs. David James Elliott).

I am contacting your office because the records are digital data and was referred to you by the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office.

Respectfully,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

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Wednesday’s police shooting also comes in the direct wake of Write Into Action’s expositive report that former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was allegedly involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott in 2015.

Elliott was deadly afraid of Wild and thought he was going to be harmed. However, Wild was retired at the time of the Elliott pursuit and would have no business being involved in a midnight pursuit, which ended in Elliott being shot.

BCI investigators found “thousands of pills” in Elliott’s truck. David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, told BCI investigators the pills were all coming from Altru Hospital doctors.

Write Into Action has obtained dash-cam video from a Grand Forks County Sheriff’s vehicle that shows the shooting of David Elliott did not happen the way it was reported.

The shooting of David Elliott appears to have been a planned hit being carried out by rookie UND police officer Jerad Braaten.

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones, without a doubt, completely lied to the public about the David Elliott shooting when he deemed it justified.

CAITLIN JENNA ERICKSON HOMICIDE

Write Into Action obtained video of police-cam evidence regarding the death of Caitlin Jenna Erickson, who died at the same time the David Elliott was occurring. Erickson’s next door neighbor, Desiree Gomez, heard Erickson and Mario Parsons (the man she was with) shouting and arguing for about a half an hour amidst banging sounds in the bathroom.

Parson told police everything was fine when he left and when he returned Erickson was dead. Write Into Action believes the GFPD has engaged in a deliberate cover-up of Erickson’s death.

PEMBINA COUNTY SHOOTING

Write Into Action interviewed the only witness to the shooting scene of Clifford Edward Monteith III, who was shot by Pembina County Deputy Brad Bowman. Sara Letexier said she saw pulled up on the scene and saw Monteith lying on the highway although he was supposedly miles away at that point. She said she then heard another gunshot.

Visit WWW.WRITEINTOACTION.COM or FOCUS ONN THE FORKS ON FACEBOOK for full reports on these and other stories.

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The David James Elliott pursuit and shooting

  • David James Elliott telephoned Grand Forks PSAP (911) almost immediately after GFPD Dan Harvala attempted to pull him over for running a red light. David Elliott had no meaningful criminal history and there is no known reason he would feel compelled to flee at very high speeds. He stayed on 911 with a police officer, GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger, for some two hours until he was shot while holding the phone.
  • David Elliott made arrangements to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger at Altru. After arriving in front of the E/R David Elliott is seen pointing in the direction where UND officer Jerad Braaten is approaching him. He fled again on four flat tires and was shot through his back window by Jerad Braaten.
  • David Elliott was unarmed.
  • David Elliott had thousands of prescription pills in his truck that BCI agent Michael Ness said where in “bags”.
  • Jennifer Elliott, David Elliott’s wife, said all the pills her husband possessed were all coming from Altru doctors.
  • Grand Forks PSAP deleted the 911 call.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten was not scheduled to work on the night he interjected himself into a slow speed pursuit and shot David Elliott.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten, a rookie cop on his first job, was inexplicably training an intern (on a night he was not even supposed to work), Heather Hopkins, on the night of the shooting.
  • David Elliott was nearly completely stopped atop the Columbia Road Bridge where he was trying to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger. He continued inching forward as Jerad Braaten was pointing a gun at him.
  • The audio portion of UND police officer Jerad Braaten’s body-cam captured him telling Hopkins he hoped to provoke David Elliott into ramming him.
  • David James Elliott told Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) that Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge, but his gun jammed.
  • The audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals a clicking sound on Braaten’s gun that sounds like a misfire atop the Columbia Road Bridge.
  • Jerad Braaten’s dash-cam was never found and/or entered into BCI evidence.
  • Jerad Braaten’s body-cam was found underneath his squad car where he tried to hide it.
  • Jerad Braaten did not put his body-cam on his shirt until a few minutes before he joined the pursuit and shot David Elliott (although he had supposedly been on-duty for hours).
  • Jerad Braaten had UNDPD intern Heather Hopkins put the body-cam on his shirt, which was placed on him improperly and captured no visual (except the moment it’s thrown under the car).
  • After the shooting, the audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals he asked Heather Hopkins if she saw David Elliott try to run a police officer over. Hopkins promptly replied yes. Braaten then told her he would need a witness statement confirming it and she said she would give it. However, when Hopkins was interviewed by the BCI she balked, and said she didn’t see what happened.
  • GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson, the officer that Jerad Braaten said he was worried about, is captured on audio at the scene telling Jerad Braaten he was never in any danger.
  • UNDPD chief Eric Plummer reprimanded Jerad Braaten in writing regarding issues with his police-cams.
  • GFPD chief Mark Nelson subsequently hired Jerad Braaten onto his Department.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action have been tampered with by someone using a video editor. For instance – dash-cam from the squad car of GFPD officer Dan Harvala is in clear crisp color on most of the footage. However, the portion that actually shows the shooting in the distance has been converted to black and white which obscures the details.
  • Video showing what happened atop the Columbia Road Bridge has been redacted.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action reveal the time-stamps on the dash-cams do not even remotely match the events taking place on the officer body-cams.
  • David Elliot was shot three times in the head and his ear drum was blown out. Two of his fingers were shot off but re-attached.
  • After being hired by the GFPD, Jerad Braaten was at the scene of a fireworks accident in Grand Forks where a man’s fingers were blown off. The fingers disappeared. They were found later on a picnic table in East Grand Forks.

The following is my investigative opinion.

  • It is my investigative opinion that Jerad Braaten sounds like a psychopath when he is talking to Heather Hopkins.
  • It is my opinion Jerad Braaten may have taken the fingers from the fireworks scene and kept them. He may have placed them in the Red River Valley Campground as a trophy of what he did to David Elliott and/or an ominous message to the drug trafficking underworld.
  • It is my opinion GFPD chief Mark Nelson has violated his oath, betrayed the public, and is engaging in extensive efforts to cover up events that involve drug trafficking, shootings, and homicide(s).

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Another suspicious death in Grand Forks: GFPD has lost its credibility to conduct homicide investigations

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 9, 2017, 10:42 P.M. CST

The Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) is investigating an unattended death that has been described as suspicious.

First responders were dispatched to the 1100 block of North 55th Street on Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. Lt. Brett Johnson, GFPD, identified the deceased female as 24-year-old Kristen Guillemette.

Grand Forks citizens should have ZERO FAITH in this investigation.

Here’s why.

On February 27, 2015 the GFPD responded to the unattended death of Caitlin Jenna Erickson.

Write Into Action obtained police files and body-cam from the Erickson case. The reason Write Into Action became interested in the Erickson death was because it happened in the exact same time window as the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott.

THE HOMICIDE OF CAITLIN JENNA ERICKSON

Caitlin Jenna Erickson

Caitlin Jenna Erickson

On February 27, 2015, shortly after 10 P.M., GFPD responded to a call for assistance made by a man named Mario Parson.

Parson told police that he was with Caitlin Erickson in the hours before her death. He said she was trying to obtain some money at a pawn shop. He said he left her at her apartment to go take care of some business that involved money. He said Erickson was fine when he left. He said that when he returned Erickson was unconscious – never to be revived.

What Parson told the police was a total lie.

Erickson’s next door neighbor in the apartment complex, Desiree Gomez, told police she heard fighting and arguing next door. She said she heard banging around in the bathroom and the shower turning off and on. She identified the two voices as being male and female – she identified the female voice as Erickson and the male voice as Parson.

Body-cam of GFPD interviewing Gomez reveals the officer was already telling Gomez that everything appeared innocent.

It is impossible the GFPD officer could have been coming to that conclusion when a witness and her husband are standing in front of him telling him they heard fighting and banging around at the time of the death.

This is really sick, folks.

Write Into Action attempted to follow up on Parson’s alibis, but the GFPD did not even use real or entire names of Parson’s alibis in their reports. In one instance the interviewing officer made sure to not reveal an alibi’s name by calling him “the dude”.

This is really, really sick, folks.

It was a cover-up that is linked to pills, medications, and drugs.

Here’s the deal.

The GFPD (and other law enforcement) is in collusion with the Grand Forks Herald to cover up drug trafficking and other crimes.

This is not rocket science.

Erickson’s death involved pills and medication.

 “I then looked around the apartment to see what the female might have taken. Cpl. Buzzo found empty pill bottles on the end tables in the living room next to the couch. I again spoke with Parson who said that the female, Caitlin Erickson, said something about taking “Benzos.” 
– GFPD Cpl. W. Holtz

“I yelled at Mario from the bedroom to the living room and asked him what kind of medication Caitlin had been taking. He stated she had taken pain medications and heroin in the past. He did not know for sure if she had taken narcotics on this occasion” 
– GFPD Officer Wes Vert

“A quick look of the apartment only revealed a small baggie of pills located on the kitchen counter.” 
– GFPD Sgt. W. Wyatt

“He stated that he knew the victim had a drinking problem and had done drugs in the past.” 
– GFPD Sgt. W. Wyatt

“Parson said that the female had taken some pills.” 
– GFPD Cpl W. Holtz

But watch this and you will see how the police and The Herald are preying upon the gullible public to fool people into believing their bull-shit.

Devoured by demons: Grand Forks woman, 28, dies after battling alcoholism

By Charly Haley / Forum News Service on Mar 22, 2015 at 1:32 p.m.

Go ahead and read it.

You will not see one reference to narcotics, pills, and/or medication, which is exactly what the police found in Erickson’s apartment.

The police reports clearly showed pills were found, and body-cam shows GFPD officers at the scene, inside Erickosn’s apartment, looking at each other very suspiciously and making cryptic statements that something seemed very wrong.

I have the videos, folks.

The responding officers knew.

It appears somebody higher up directed the cover-up (probably scum-bag corrupt Police Chief Mark Nelson).

The bizarre feature story in the Herald is an utterly obnoxious piece of propaganda that is intended to drive into the readers head that Erickson died of alcoholism.

No need to mention Erickson’s use of drugs, pills, or heroin – right???

Why are law enforcement and their propaganda arm – the Grand Forks Herald – trying so hard to cover up pills being found in Erickson’s apartment?

Well…

Let’s see…

While the police officer is interviewing Gomez on body-cam, you can actually hear the radio crosstalk of the police pursuit of David James Elliott that was taking place at the exact same time.

Elliott is the unarmed man that was shot three times in the head in the parking lot of Altru hospital in Grand Forks by a UND police officer.

Visit www.writeintoactiion.com to read about the drug trafficking and bust that occurred at UND that involved multiple members of the football team.

BCI investigation files reveal thousands of medications and pills were found in Elliott’s vehicle after he was shot. During a recorded interview, BCI special agent Michael Ness told David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, the pills were in bags.

Jennifer Elliott told the BCI that her husband was getting all his pills from Altru doctors. She was flabbergasted and posed the rhetorical question ‘who prescribes morphine for headaches?’

Here’s what was going on right around the time-window Caitlin Erickson was dying.

David Elliott called 911 after a GFPD officer attempted to pull him over for running a stop sign.

David Elliott fled and was trying to stay away from the police as he talked to an officer over PSAP. He told police he overdosed and was committing suicide. He was simultaneously arranging to meet a police officer at the Emergency Room of Altru hospital.

Despite claiming he wanted to die, David Elliott was deadly afraid of the police and believed he was going to be harmed.

The 911 call reveals he was deadly afraid of former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild and thought Wild was among the police following him.

David Elliott contacted Write Into Action and said UND officer Jerad Braaten, that cop that shot him in front of the Emergency Room, actually tried to shoot him minutes before, while he was atop the Columbia Road Bridge, but his gun jammed.

While the body-cam of the event on the Columbia Road Bridge was redacted by the GFPD, Write Into Action used available files to show what occurred.

View the You Tube…

Nobody was ever charged regarding the thousands of pills found in David Elliott’s truck and the case was closed.

No foul play was found in Erickson’s death and it was closed.

But hey – what’s another huamn life – right Mr. Jones?

The David James Elliott pursuit and shooting

  • David James Elliott telephoned Grand Forks PSAP (911) almost immediately after GFPD Dan Harvala attempted to pull him over for running a red light. David Elliott had no meaningful criminal history and there is no known reason he would feel compelled to flee at very high speeds. He stayed on 911 with a police officer, GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger, for some two hours until he was shot while holding the phone.
  • David Elliott made arrangements to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger at Altru. After arriving in front of the E/R David Elliott is seen pointing in the direction where UND officer Jerad Braaten is approaching him. He fled again on four flat tires and was shot through his back window by Jerad Braaten.
  • David Elliott was unarmed
  • David Elliott had thousands of prescription pills in his truck that BCI agent Michael Ness said where in “bags”.
  • Jennifer Elliott, David Elliott’s wife, said all the pills her husband possessed were all coming from Altru doctors.
  •  Grand Forks PSAP deleted the 911 call.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten was not scheduled to work on the night he interjected himself into a slow speed pursuit and shot David Elliott.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten, a rookie cop on his first job, was inexplicably training an intern (on a night he was not even supposed to work), Heather Hopkins, on the night of the shooting.
  • David Elliott was nearly completely stopped atop the Columbia Road Bridge where he was trying to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger. He continued inching forward as Jerad Braaten was pointing a gun at him.
  • The audio portion of UND police officer Jerad Braaten’s body-cam captured him telling Hopkins he hoped to provoke David Elliott into ramming him.
  • David James Elliott told Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) that Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge, but his gun jammed.
  • The audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals a clicking sound on Braaten’s gun that sounds like a misfire atop the Columbia Road Bridge.
  • Jerad Braaten’s dash-cam was never found and/or entered into BCI evidence.
  • Jerad Braaten’s body-cam was found underneath his squad car where he tried to hide it.
  • Jerad Braaten did not put his body-cam on his shirt until a few minutes before he joined the pursuit and shot David Elliott (although he had supposedly been on-duty for hours).
  • Jerad Braaten had UNDPD intern Heather Hopkins put the body-cam on his shirt, which was placed on him improperly and captured no visual (except the moment it’s thrown under the car).
  • After the shooting, the audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals he asked Heather Hopkins if she saw David Elliott try to run a police officer over. Hopkins promptly replied yes. Braaten then told her he would need a witness statement confirming it and she said she would give it. However, when Hopkins was interviewed by the BCI she balked, and said she didn’t see what happened.
  • GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson, the officer that Jerad Braaten said he was worried about, is captured on audio at the scene telling Jerad Braaten he was never in any danger.
  • UNDPD chief Eric Plummer reprimanded Jerad Braaten in writing regarding issues with his police-cams.
  • GFPD chief Mark Nelson subsequently hired Jerad Braaten onto his Department.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action have been tampered with by someone using a video editor. For instance – dash-cam from the squad car of GFPD officer Dan Harvala is in clear crisp color on most of the footage. However, the portion that actually shows the shooting in the distance has been converted to black and white which obscures the details.
  • Video showing what happened atop the Columbia Road Bridge has been redacted.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action reveal the time-stamps on the dash-cams do not even remotely match the events taking place on the officer body-cams.
  • David Elliot was shot three times in the head and his ear drum was blown out. Two of his fingers were shot off but re-attached.
  • After being hired by the GFPD, Jerad Braaten was at the scene of a fireworks accident in Grand Forks where a man’s fingers were blown off. The fingers disappeared. They were found later on a picnic table in East Grand Forks.

The following is my investigative opinion.

  • It is my investigative opinion that Jerad Braaten sounds like a psychopath when he is talking to Heather Hopkins.
  • It is my opinion Jerad Braaten may have taken the fingers from the fireworks scene and kept them. He may have placed them in the Red River Valley Campground as a trophy of what he did to David Elliott and/or an ominous message to the drug trafficking underworld.
  • It is my opinion GFPD chief Mark Nelson has violated his oath, betrayed the public, and is engaging in extensive efforts to cover up events that involve drug trafficking, shootings, and homicide(s).

VISIT WWW.WRITEINTOACTION.COM

North Dakota AG says active criminal investigation prevents complete disclosure of 911 call made by unarmed man that was shot by police

911 Call: David James Elliott greatly feared retired Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild – who he believed was following him

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on December 31, 2016, 10:51 P.M. CST

The truth about a police shooting in North Dakota is trickling out.

The 911 call made by David James Elliott the night he was shot by UND campus police officer Jerad Braaten, reveals he was scared for his life when he inexplicably refused to pull over for the mere traffic violation of running a stop sign in Grand Forks.

But…

The real bombshell is the identity of the person Elliott thought was going to hurt him.

Elliott feared Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild (retired) was following him and was going to harm him.

Lauren Wild

Lauren Wild

And – evidence shows Wild knew the shooter, Braaten, and took an interest in the event at some level.

During an interview with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Jennifer Elliott, the wife of David Elliott, along with her mother Margaret Dolan, said Wild knew Jerad Braaten and claimed he (Braaten) had once worked for the Grafton Police Department.

BCI AGENT SCOTT KRAFT: Can I ask where you got that information?”

JENNIFER ELLIOT: Loren Wild.

MARGARET DOLAN: Loren Wild.

“He worked at Grafton – that’s what Lauren Wild was saying – that he was asked to leave. That’s what we were hearing from Lauren Wild that he worked for the Grafton police – he was let go – he was asked to leave,” Jennifer Elliott said.

Write Into Action contacted Grafton Police Chief Anthony Dumas and inquired about Wild’s claims. “Jerad Braaten has never had any affiliation with the Grafton Police Department. He was never employed here, therefore, couldn’t have been asked to resign. Retired Sheriff Lauren Wild was mistaken when he commented on this,” Chief Dumas said.

During the BCI interview with Jennifer Elliott, Special Agent Michael Ness talked about David Elliott’s fear of Wild on the night of the pursuit and shooting.

“He actually sees the State Trooper from up there and he mistakenly thinks its Lauren Wild from Walsh County. Has he had any dealings with Lauren?” Ness asked.

“No, but, were from Grafton. Grafton’s my home town. So, Lauren Wild would be a good friend to my mom’s brothers. Yeah, so we know him very well,” Jennifer Elliott said.

The mysterious statements by Wild about Braaten are only the beginning of his strange involvement in the David Elliott shooting. The relevance created by the close relationship between David Elliott’s family, Wild, and Braaten, may contribute to the ultra secrecy and media blackout in the case.

Wild made headlines in 2010 when he fired his opponent, Walsh County Deputy Ron Nord, immediately after the election, which resulted in a recall election and a federal lawsuit.

However, by 2015 Wild was out of the picture. On January 10, 2015, the Grand Forks Herald reported Walsh County had a new sheriff and that Lauren Wild had retired.

On December 30, 2016, Write Into Action obtained audio of the 911 call made by David Elliott on February 27, 2015 – the night he was shot.

According to North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office, some of the call has been redacted pursuant to North Dakota statute 44-04-18.7 – – – Criminal intelligence information and criminal investigative information.

david-elliott-911-bci

Write Into Action confirmed the actual length of the original 911 call in June, 2015. “The call is 107 minutes long,” said Debbie Hoverson, Grand Forks 911. However, the file obtained this week from the Office of the North Dakota Attorney General is approximately 102 minutes in length.

Despite the missing (redacted) five minutes, explosive facts have emerged that involve the Grand Forks Police Department, (retired) Sheriff Lauren Wild, Altru, thousands of pills, and David Elliott’s extreme fear he was going to be harmed by ‘Lauren Wild’.

During the 911 call, the PSAP operator asked David Elliott if he would speak to a Grand Forks police officer named Matthew Bullinger.

David Elliott’s immediate response to hearing Bullinger’s name is noteworthy.

911 OPERATOR: I have officers at your house right now but I have one here that can speak with you. Is that okay? Just for a couple of minutes. His name is Officer Bullinger.

DAVID ELLIOTT: I’ve talked to him before.

“I’m at the dispatch center because, you know, since were on the 911 call we can’t transfer you through to a cell phone so I had to come here to talk to you,” Bullinger said.

As Bullinger and David Elliott, who seem to be familiar with each other, are speaking, David Elliott begins talking about Wild after seeing a vehicle go by him on I-29.

“Oh now he’s stopping. Now he’s turning around. Walsh County Sheriff’s Department -Lauren,” David Elliott said.

David Elliott’s anxiety over Wild is absolutely off the charts.

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

“I’ve dealt with a lot police in my time. I’ve never met such a prick in my life. That guy is corrupt! I mean I’m not even kidding you – he is. He’s a corrupt cop. That’s for somebody else to judge and find out. But he’s got away with it for years. I hate him so much I feel like putting it to the floor and seeing what that son-of-a-bitch really has,” David Elliott told Bullinger.

David Elliott’s fear and hatred of Wild is in stark contrast to that of his wife and mother-in-law who consider Wild a friend of their family.

“My whole life I’ve been beat to shit out of by cops. And Lauren has the traits and aspects and everything of the same shit,” David Elliott said.

As Bullinger continues to ask David Elliott to stop for paramedics; David Elliott continues to refer to “Lauren Wild”.

“I’m sorry but I don’t trust that cop Lauren. It’s his vehicle; I know his vehicle; he’s a fucking asshole; the most crookedest cop,” David Elliott said.

As Bullinger and David Elliott continue to talk, David Elliott continues to speak very personally about Wild and then refers to the “squad”.

“I’m watching frickin Lauren climbing up on my ass. I know it’s him. I guarantee it’s him. I tell you he’s the only one on the whole squad that has a brand new SUV,” David Elliott said.

David Elliott’s extensive familiarity with Wild is very compelling. He refers to “the squad” which is odd considering he (David Elliott) has no meaningful criminal history or any obvious involvement with law enforcement (except that he stated he knew Bullinger).

GFPD MATTHEW BULLINGER: Can I ask you? The paramedics are like three miles from you right now. So would you mind just pulling over and stopping so they can get – you know, they’re on the interstate but they’re going north – so they can turn around and get on the right side there – and get out and talk to you.

DAVID ELLIOTT: Not with Lauren.

GFPD MATTHEW BULLINGER: Yeah, well, I’ll tell Lauren to stay in his car. Stay back, you know. It will just be you and the paramedics if that’s alright.

DAVID ELLIOTT: I don’t only want him to back up – I want him to turn around and leave.

David Elliott’s expressed fears soon turned to his fear of guns. “I hate guns. I mean I hate guns – I hate guns – I hate guns – as all they frickin do is kill people – it’s all they do,” David Elliott said.

Bullinger continued to ask David Elliott to pull over, which began to agitate him. “You don’t understand! I don’t like Lauren. He’s a prick,” David Elliott said.

“I have a big fear of PTSD of guns – I went to more funerals than I did graduations in my high school, okay?” David Elliott said.

“You don’t know. I’m so deadly afraid of cops. If its Lauren I’m going to freak out,” David Elliott said.

During the BCI interview with Jennifer Elliott and Dolan, Special Agent Ness makes an utterly astonishing statement. “Lauren’s probably the nicest guy you’ll ever meet,” Ness said.

Write Into Action continues to investigate this case which involves thousands of pills that David Elliott obtained from Altru Hospital, as well as illegally edited police-cam videos.

In the summer of 2016 David Elliott contacted Write Into Action and said Braaten attempted to shoot him minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge; but Braaten’s gun jammed.

Braaten’s dash-cam was never entered into evidence by the BCI, and his body-cam, which captured no useful video because it was placed on his shirt wrong, was found hidden underneath his UND squad car after the shooting.

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson later hired Braaten to the GFPD, despite his (Braaten) being reprimanded in writing for his conduct with his cams.

Nelson also set forth a plan destroy all the video of the shooting by issuing a ‘Special Order’ that changed the retention dates of the police-cam evidence after Write Into Action began investigating.

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson

Write Into Action continues to analyze the 911 call.

For those concerned about the public safety crisis created by drugs in the region, you are encouraged to read my articles about the death (murder) of Caitlin Jenna Erickson – the young mother that died mysteriously the same night (same time window) David Elliott was pursued and shot.

Believe me – there’s more to come – that I will tell you.

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