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UNDPD officer lied during investigation of police shooting

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on October 4, 2016, 10:50 P.M. CST

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has finally turned over a partial audio recording of their interview with a police intern who was present and witnessed a police shooting in Grand Forks.

The audio was provided to Write Into Action.

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office made redactions attributed to NDCC 44-04-18.7 – a statute that invokes confidentiality based upon “criminal intelligence” associated with “active criminal investigative information”. Criminal intelligence information and criminal investigative information – Nondisclosure – Record of information maintained. 1. Active criminal intelligence information and active criminal investigative information are not subject to section 44-04-18 and section 6 of article XI of the Constitution of North Dakota.

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Write Into Action’s independent investigation has now discovered UNDPD officer Heather Hopkins lied to BCI investigators about the most critical fact surrounding the shooting of David James Elliott.

Immediately after the shooting in the early morning hours of February 28, 2015, Hopkins and Braaten were captured on audio from a body cam that is still recording, which Write Into Action obtained.

This exchange takes place:

Heather Hopkins: “Are all the officers gone?”

Jerad Braaten: “Yep, did you see him when he was trying to run him over?”

Heather Hopkins: “Yep”

Jerad Braaten: “I’m going to need you to file a witness”

Heather Hopkins: “Okay”

But – that’s not what Hopkins told the BCI a short time later.

Interviewing Officer: “So when the vehicle accelerates could you see the officer get spun out of the vehicle? Did he almost get run over?”

Heather Hopkins: “I couldn’t tell”

The BCI possessed Braaten’s body-cam, which was found hidden under Braaten’s squad car, so the BCI and States Attorney David Jones knew exactly what was said.

The Special Agent asked Hopkins if she talked to Braaten after the shooting.

BCI Agent: “At any point does Officer Braaten come back into the UNDPD vehicle? To talk you or anything?”

Heather Hopkins: “Yes, after the ambulance came and they took the driver on a gurney inside he came back into the car – and sat down inside the car.”

BCI Agent: “Did he say anything?”

Heather Hopkins: “He did say something to me. I honestly can’t remember what he said. I want to say he just asked me if I was okay. But, I don’t remember what he asked me. I know I asked if he was okay he said ‘yep’.”

Perhaps the BCI or States Attorney Jones should have reminded Hopkins that she claimed to have seen Elliott almost run over a police officer and that she ambitiously agreed to sign a sworn statement swearing to it.

The David Jones Elliott shooting was an attempted murder by a hit man working for the University of North Dakota Police Department in conjunction with officers from other agencies including the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Forks Police Department.

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by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 21, 2016, 12:43 P.M. CST

Dash-cam video from a Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) vehicle proves the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is covering up a murder plot.

Video of the David James Elliott pursuit, published by WDAZ, shows law enforcement is collectively lying about the events that occurred on February 27, 2015.

BCI investigators and dash-cam video place Grand Forks Sheriff’s Deputy Any Schneider at I-29 near Thompson, North Dakota at the moment the pursuit is called off at approximately 11:08 P.M.

However, the BCI also tries to place Schneider at the Grand Force Air Force Base, eating dinner at 11:00 P.M.

The secret was exposed after a Write Into Action investigation using the very short segments of video that was released to the public; released only after Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) made a written request for the video from the GFPD.

Write Into Action compared the video timeline to the events timeline in the BCI investigative records.

WDAZ screenshot Elliott pursuit termination

GFSO Deputy Andy Schneider

At 11:07:57 P.M. in the officer cam video, the WDAZ reporter says, “the chase is called off near Thompson”.

At the same time (11:07:57 P.M.) in the published video, an officer can be heard saying over the police radio, “Since your terminating you don’t want me to deploy…”

The officer heard referring to ‘deploying’ is Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Deputy Andy Schneider. He is referring to his plan to deploy spike-strips on I-29 South, one mile north of Thompson, against David Elliott.

Here is how we know that.

This is what Schneider told BCI investigators during the BCI investigation into the shooting of David Elliott in the Altru Hospital parking lot that occurred at the end of the hours long pursuit.

  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he believed the pursuit occurred between 10:45 – 11:00 P.M.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he was West of Thompson, North Dakota and heading to the Grand Forks Air Force base to have dinner when he learned of the pursuit.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he positioned his vehicle at a crossover one mile north of the Thompson, North Dakota exit.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators he deployed his spike-strips.
  1. Schneider told BCI investigators GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson terminated the pursuit.

The BCI investigator reports Schneider did not have his emergency lights activated and walked into the ditch to avoid getting run into by David Elliott.

The aforementioned proves beyond all doubt Deputy Schneider was at the scene.

SCHNEIDER’S PRESENCE AT PURSUIT NOT MENTIONED IN GFSO AFFIDAVIT TO COURT

The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conceal Schneider’s whereabouts and activities by omitting his presence near Thompson, North Dakota in an Affidavit filed with the court.

Now watch this.

In the very same report that the BCI investigators relays 1-5 above, he says, “Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Moen and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider went to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at approximately 11:00 p.m., to have dinner.”

DID YOU CATCH THAT, FOLKS?

We know from the video that Schneider was at I-29 at 11:07:57 P.M. putting out spike strips.

SOURCE FOR WRITE INTO ACTION ANALYSIS

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit with DAVID ELLIOTT, Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider said he was west of Thompson, North Dakota, when it began. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider believed that it occurred between 10:45 p.m., to 11:00 p.m., and he was heading towards the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Forks, North Dakota, for dinner. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider overheard via the radio that Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala had a pursuit that began in Grand Forks, North Dakota, but was now southbound on Interstate 29 (I-29).
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Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider positioned his vehicle at a crossover about one (1) mile north of the Thompson, North Dakota, exit. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider notified Grand Forks Police Department that he had deployed his spike strips. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider indicated that Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminated the pursuit. The Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) relayed that DAVID ELLIOTT had called 911 and told them that he was going to hurt himself or others if law enforcement did not quit following him. It should be noted that Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider did not have his emergency lights activated and walked into the ditch to avoid getting run into by DAVID ELLIOTT. DAVID ELLIOTT continued southbound on I-29. Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nate Moen and Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Andy Schneider went to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota, at approximately 11:00 p.m., to have dinner.

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by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 19, 2016, 11:37 A.M. CST

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