North Dakota police chief is in deep

Mark Nelson needs to stop talking about Evan Poitra and other people’s babies

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on December 16, 2016, 12:15 P.M. CST

Grand Forks Police Chief Mark nelson is getting deeper and deeper into his slimy efforts to stall his imminent demise.

In today’s issue of the Grad Forks Herald, Nelson was once again featured in an oversized picture using sleek shadow art to push a bogus narrative regarding his fight against drugs in the community (last time he was in a giant photo holding a rifle).

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But, Nelson just can’t ‘hoax media’ himself out of the trouble he is in (neither could Hillary Clinton).

In July, 2016, Nelson issued a ‘Special Order’ so police-cam video of a police shooting of an unarmed man in Grand Forks could be destroyed right in the middle of Write Into Action’s independent investigation.

If Nelson was truly one of the good guys he would ‘find’ the deleted videos and show them to the public.

But, he’s not one of the good guys folks.

Mark Nelson is such a scum-bag he continues to use the name of dead children and talk about funerals that were caused by drugs flowing into the area through a law enforcement drug trafficking ring.

Write Into Action will soon show the public what is really going on, which includes murder cover ups and very scared witnesses that say they are afraid to talk because they are being watched and are afraid for their children.

Have your boys leave some more human body parts laying around campgrounds, Mark.

It don’t matter – I got your number.

The following communications were made by Write Into Action yesterday.

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Public Relations Manager 
Altru Health Systems 
Altru Hospital 
Grand Forks, North Dakota

December 15, 2016

Dear Altru,

I am independently conducting a journalistic investigation into the cover up of the true facts surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015 in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

I am presently reviewing BCI interviews conducted in this matter. During the interview between BCI agents and David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, many medical providers were personally named.

According to Jennifer Elliott, Barbara Norman factually knew and expressed her knowledge that David Elliott was addicted to medication.

According to Jennifer Elliott, during the BCI interview she (Jennifer) confronted Barbara Norman about the issue. She told agents she confronted Barbara Norman about the fact she (Norman) was not documenting the fact David Elliott was addicted to the medication. Jennifer Elliott said Barbara Norman replied, “Oh do you want me to put that in there”. Jennifer Elliott said she replied, “You’re the doctor you want me to tell you what you put in the notes”.

Jennifer Elliott further told agents that Altru did not like her (Jennifer) attending the appointments.

The BCI agents were very intent on obtaining copies of Mr. Elliott’s medical records during the shooting investigation.

I am investigating the far ranging issues of public safety created by this police shooting that involve Altru, University of North Dakota, UNDPD, GFPD, GFSO, NDHP, and other agencies.

Sincerely,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: North Dakota Attorney General

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                                                                              
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“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
     – George Orwell

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Liz Brocker
North Dakota Attorney General

December 15, 2016

Ms. Brocker,

I am independently conducting a journalistic investigation into the cover up of the true facts surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015 in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

During an interview between BCI agents and David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, Special Agent Michael Ness spoke of (former) UND police officer Jerad Braaten (now GFPD officer) and said “The times I worked with [Jerad Braaten] he’s a very good officer. He’s very meticulous. Attention to detail.”

Records absolutely prove nothing about Jerad Braaten’s conduct or actions on the night he shot David James Elliott indicate he was “meticulous” with “attention to detail”. He was not wearing his body-cam until a few minutes before he shot David Elliott (although he was supposedly working that night (although he was not scheduled to work) and training an intern (which also appears unscheduled); the body-cam was fixed to capture no visual. His dash-cam is not listed in BCI evidence (disappeared). His body-cam was found (hidden) under his squad car. He was ultimately reprimanded in writing by UND Police Chief Eric Plummer regarding his police-cam issues.

I am curious as to why Special Agent Ness made this flattering comment to Jennifer Elliott considering he (Ness) had already questioned Jerad Braaten and knew about the aforementioned misconduct.

I am wondering if Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has any comment on this and/or other serious issues surrounding this case.

I am wondering if Special Agent Ness is qualified to conduct investigations.

I am investigating the far ranging issues of public safety created by this police shooting that involve Altru, University of North Dakota, UNDPD, GFPD, GFSO, NDHP, and other agencies.

Sincerely,
Timothy Charles Holmseth 
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

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

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
     – George Orwell

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From: Timothy Charles Holmseth [mailto:tholmseth@wiktel.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 1:21 PM
To: ‘eric.plummer@und.ed’
Cc: ‘lbrocker@nd.gov’
Subject: Attn: Police Chief Plummer

Eric Plummer
Chief of Police
University of North Dakota

December 15, 2016

Mr. Plummer,

I am independently conducting a journalistic investigation into the cover up of the true facts surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015 in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

During an interview between BCI agents and David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, she said she knew you from her job in “accounts payable” at the University of North Dakota. She said you spoke to her regarding the shooting of her husband and told her you (or someone) was trying to call him on the telephone on the night in question. She pointed out the strangeness of your statement because David Elliott was on the telephone with 911 the whole night until he was shot by your police officer.

If you would like to comment on Jennifer Elliott’s statement please feel free.

I am investigating the far ranging issues of public safety created by this police shooting that involve Altru, University of North Dakota, UNDPD, GFPD, GFSO, NDHP, and other agencies.

Sincerely,
Timothy Charles Holmseth 
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: North Dakota Attorney General

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

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
     – George Orwell

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Anthony Dumas
Chief of Police
Grafton Police Department

December 15, 2016

Chief Dumas,

I am independently conducting a journalistic investigation into the cover up of the true facts surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015 in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

In reviewing BCI interviews, David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, and her mother, [Margaret] Dolan, told agents they were told by (former) Walsh County Sheriff Loren Wild that Jerad Braaten was employed at the Grafton Police Department and was asked to leave.

I would like to know if Jerad Braaten has had ANY affiliation whatsoever with the Grafton Police Department.

I am investigating the far ranging issues of public safety created by this police shooting that involve Altru, University of North Dakota, UNDPD, GFPD, GFSO, NDHP, and other agencies.

Sincerely,
Timothy Charles Holmseth 
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: North Dakota Attorney General

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

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
     – George Orwell

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Neil Carlson
KVLY
Valley News Live

December 15, 2016

Mr. Carlson,

I am independently conducting a journalistic investigation into the cover up of the true facts surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott on February 28, 2015 in the Altru Hospital parking lot.

I am reviewing BCI interviews that include David Elliott’s wife Jennifer Elliott and her mother, Barbra Dolan. During the interview you are mentioned by name and KVLY is accused of publishing fake news.

Nolan and Elliott mentioned an article regarding assertions Jennifer Elliott had obtained a lawyer and was going to sue.

Nolan said, “They manipulate and lie, boy”.

Jennifer Elliott said, “The one day I came home and I just lay down on the couch for a little bit and I’m laying there and you know how they give out the news – the little blip – the advertisement coming up – and I think they said; it was KVLY; well we talked to Jennifer Elliott or something were going to give a update; I sat up off the couch said ‘did they just say…” I’ve never spoken with them. They were calling me wanting to interview – I just said no … I’ve never given them any information whatsoever”.

There was considerable commentary about you.

My research at this point indicates you have done very, very little (if any) investigating in this matter, which would naturally include obtaining police-cams and the 911 call from the pursuit and shooting.

I will likely be publishing content regarding KVLY; feel free to comment on any questions surrounding your journalistic integrity regarding this police shooting story.

I am investigating the far ranging issues of public safety created by this police shooting that involve Altru, University of North Dakota, UNDPD, GFPD, GFSO, NDHP, and other agencies.

Sincerely,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: North Dakota Attorney General

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

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
     – George Orwell

 

U.S. Border Patrol named as defendant in federal lawsuit involving shooting of un-armed man

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on August 17, 2016, 5:25 P.M. CST

The United States Border Patrol is named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed in United States District Court in North Dakota today.

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On August 17, 2016, Timothy Charles Holmseth filed a Complaint to the United States District Court – District of North Dakota, against multiple agencies in North Dakota. Holmseth filed the Complaint after receiving paperwork from the North Dakota Court that provided instructions and forms regarding a previous correspondence to the Court pertaining to a lawsuit.

Holmseth, an investigative journalist from East Grand Forks, Minnesota, alleges a multi-agency and multi-jurisdiction conspiracy exists to cover up the true facts and circumstances surrounding the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott in 2015.

Elliott was unarmed when he was shot by  a University of North Dakota police officer on February 28, 2015.

The lawsuit alleges defendants are violating public records laws; have defrauded Holmseth’s publication Write Into Action; and are actively violating Holmseth’s Constitutional rights under the First Amendment.

According to Holmseth’s Complaint, defendants, including Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson, have conspired to destroy police-cam evidence of the Elliott Event, which includes deliberately hiding the fact that the United States Border Patrol was involved.

“The criminal conspiracy involves, but is not limited to, GFPD officer (former UNDPD officer) Jerad Braaten, UNDPD Chief of Police Eric Plummer, GFPD Chief of Police Mark Nelson, Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost, GFPD Lt. Derik Zimmel, UNDPD Sgt. Danny Weigel, Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones,” the Complaint said.

Holmseth alleges Defendant Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) altered police body-cam evidence before turning it over, in effort to hide what truly happened the night a University of North Dakota police officer shot David Elliott multiple times in the head in the Altru hospital parking lot.

Holmseth had been actively requesting and paying for public records regarding the shooting until he was notified by Lt. Derik Zimmel on July 11, 2016, Nelson issued a “Special Order’ on June 26, 2016, changing the retention dates for police cam evidence held in GFPD custody.

Holmseth alleges the Special Order by Nelson was made in bad faith to advance a criminal conspiracy to destroy evidence of an attempted murder.

On July 11, 2016 Lt. Derik Zimmel advised Holmseth he had until July 18, 2016 to make any further requests for records and then the records would be “subject to destruction”.

On July 17, 2016, Holmseth submitted a public records request to the City of Grand Forks that said, “Pursuant to all applicable state and federal laws, I am requesting ALL officer body-camera videos; ALL police dash-cam videos; ALL reports, notes, ledgers, transcripts, and other records pertaining to the pursuit and shooting of David James Elliott.”

On July 28, 2016 Holmseth received a letter from Grand Forks City Attorney Howard Swanson advising that no more records would be turned over because they were now deemed legal Discovery.

Holmseth alleges the Elliott shooting was actually a pre-mediated murder and possibly an ordered ‘hit’ that involved drug trafficking through the State of North Dakota.

North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) records show the BCI seized “thousands” of pills from Elliott’s vehicle following the bizarre two hour slow speed chase through multiple counties that was all captured on a 107 minute 911 call placed by Elliott – but never heard by the public. Elliott was talking to a GFPD officer during the 911 call.

Holmseth is the only publisher to request any portion of the 107 minute 911 call, which cost over a hundred dollars in fees for just a few minutes of the call.

David James Elliott contacted Holmseth and said law enforcement hid and/or destroyed body-cam evidence that showed police officer Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him while he was sitting atop the Columbia Road Bridge in Grand Forks.

“What they don’t tell you is that the officer that shot me tried to shoot me at the top of the university bridge were I stopped and was hanging half way out the window with my hands straight out but his gun misfired – so he pulled his gun back on top to dislodge the bullet and they found that bullet there on top of the bridge with nobody taking claim to it until they pulled his finger prints off of the damn thing,” Elliott said.

The first attempted shooting of Elliott by Bratten changes exposes the entire false narrative that was subsequently given to the public because it shows Braaten was stalking Elliott to shoot him.

“When [Jerad Braaten] shot me everyone was yelling ‘cease fire’ and nobody even knew who was firing until it was all done – and the cop that supposedly got drug by my vehicle wasn’t ever in danger – let alone near the driver’s window – and the cop that shot me on video said ‘I thought you were in danger’ and he yells ‘I wasn’t in danger at any given time and was upset,” Elliott said.

Elliott told Holmseth police used “Excessive Force” and the Grand Forks States Attorney’s office told his lawyer, Darla Schuman, they were charging him with felonies so he wouldn’t sue.

The excessive force appears to involve more than the unwarranted shooting.

“There is so much to this whole thing that people will never know or even understand. Heck after the first two to the third shot fired, my pickup was stopped and he just kept on shooting me. He fired 14 times total until his gun was empty and 8 hit me – and a total of ten hit my truck – and two hit the Kidney Dialysis Center way off to the right and two hit the E/R hall way way off to the left,” Elliott said.

“I got shot 8 times – not 6 or 7 – and then after I got shot and was laying on the steering wheel knocked out with blood all over the place and my left hand missing two fingers -two other officers from GFPD ran up to the drivers window and freaken tazed my lifeless body not once but twice – and they’re yelling put your hands up quit resisting as they open the drivers door and my body falls out of the truck like a sack of potatoes,” Elliott said.

“That’s the video nobody has seen – and I have it,” Elliott said.

The following are named as defendants:

  1. City of Grand Forks/Grand Forks Police Department, 122 South 5th Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  2. University of North Dakota/University of North Dakota Police  Department, 300 Twamley Hall, 264 Centennial Drive, Grand Forks North Dakota
  3. Altru Health Systems, 1000 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  4. Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, 122 South 5th Street, Grand Forks
  5. Grand Forks Public Service Access Point, 122 South 5th Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  6. Grand Forks States Attorney, 124 South 4th Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  7. North Dakota Highway Patrol, 1100 North 47th Street, STE 200, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  8. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 112 West Stutsman Street, Pembina, North Dakota,

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Did North Dakota police officer tamper with body-cam shortly before police shooting?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on April 7, 2016, 11:08 A.M. CST

Body-camera footage from a police officer during a pursuit in North Dakota contains signs the camera lens was purposely covered shortly before an officer shot the unarmed man in the parking lot of an emergency room.

The select footage was originally released to WDAZ TV by the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) four days after investigative journalist Timothy Charles Holmseth, Write Into Action, set up a Go Fund Me to obtain the video and 911 transcriptions of the event.

David Elliott on Bridge

Write Into Action has obtained the video WDAZ received that starts five minutes before the shooting and ends one minute after the shooting.

The video begins at approximately 12:42 A.M., February 28, 2015.

The implications of the video of the David James Elliott pursuit and shooting are profound.

Here’s why.

It would eventually become known through an investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) that:

  1. Elliott possessed thousands of pills in the truck with him on the night in question
  2. Elliott was very angry about being chased by police
  3. Elliott arranged to meet with the police officer he’d been talking to on 911 (but was shot before the officer arrived)
  4. The UND police officer that shot Elliott:
    1. Was not scheduled to work that night
    2. Was not wearing his regular uniform
    3. Did not have his dash-cam operating
    4. Did not properly use his body-cam (did not capture the shooting on video)
  5. No criminal charges were ever brought regarding the thousand of pills found in Elliot’s truck.

While Elliott was alone when he was shot at the conclusion of the second of two pursuits that took place, evidence suggests he may have originally had an unidentified passenger in his vehicle when the initial high-speed chase began at approximately 11 P.M.

for more on the second passenger read – – – Altru shooting 911 records: ‘Second person’ and ‘thousands of pills’ cast doubt upon official narrative of Altru police shooting – Did call to police by Wells Fargo cleaning lady interrupt drug activity involving law enforcement?

There is evidence to suggest the passenger got out of the vehicle at some point after police terminated the first pursuit, due to Elliott’s calling 911 during the chase and telling the police to back off or he would run his vehicle into a bridge.

Facts and circumstances of the entire event suggest Elliott personally knew specific law enforcement officers involved in the pursuit(s) and shooting, including:

  1. ND State Trooper Matthew Peschong
  2. GFSO Sgt. Any Schneider
  3. UND police officer Jerad Braaten

Facts and circumstances indicate Elliott was aware specific officers intended to kill him and he was trying to avoid close contact with those officers until he could meet with GFPD officer Matt Bullinger.

Documents and records reveal subtle clues that what was occurring was personal. For instance, in the BCI interview of Trooper Peschong it says:

“ELLIOTT saw Trooper Peschong pointing his weapon at him and said, “Come on shoot me mother fucker. You’re too big of a pussy to do it. Let’s end this now.” Trooper Peschong also remembered ELLIOTT point at ELLIOTT’s neck and tell Peschong, “Right here, shoot me mother fucker,” the BCI report said.

However, all verbal exchanges between Elliott and law enforcement were redacted so only select quotes are available to the public through the BCI records.

It is also very significant that Peschong and deputies had been ‘following’ Elliott down I-29 in a rural area without emergency lights activated. The activation of emergency lights automatically turns on a police dash cam.

After pulling away from approaching police that were pointing guns at him, Elliott then says something very interesting.

“DAVID ELLIOTT told Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger that he had ran over the spike strips and his tires were going flat. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger said that DAVID ELLIOTT was upset that his tires were flattened, and told Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger what the tires were worth,” the BCI report said.

Would a suicidal man be worried about the cost of his tires? Elliott’s expression to Bullinger about the tires indicates a relationship or familiarity between them.

Documents and records of the event indicate that at approximately 12:42 A.M. on February 28, 2015, Elliott was sitting atop the Columbia Road Bridge in Grand Forks; he was attempting to wait for Bullinger to arrive.

However, officers were approaching Elliott and pointed their guns at him, which caused him to again proceed forward. There are indications Elliott believed he was going to be killed.

THE VIDEO

The editor of the video allowed a split-second view of David Elliott to be seen at the very beginning of the video to establish the time, circumstances, and location of the video.

After the quick blip of crystal clear quality video showing Elliot sitting in his pick-up and talking to police through his window, the editor redacted everything for two minutes and forty-eight seconds; thus concealing absolutely everything that what was being said.

At the time of the video clip, Elliott is on the PSAP call that he initiated to 911 shortly after the GFPD began pursuing him at around 11 P.M.

When the video resumes from the redacted mode at 2:48, the digital perfect quality picture is no longer visible. It is replaced with darkness although audio can still be heard.  It appears the officer may have placed the video camera underneath his coat.

At 6:40 in the video file the dispatcher can be heard saying “six twenty-seven is on his way”.

BCI records suggest 627 is GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger who had been talking to Elliott over PSAP for over an hour about something.

The radio transmissions that follow indicate officers knew they needed to shoot Elliott before Bullinger arrived.

At 4:46 the dispatcher tells an officer over the radio, “He is willing to talk to 627 in person – he said to give him a little time to get over that.”

The reference to Elliott needing to time to “get over that” may be a reference to something that has taken place that has Elliott angry and/or scared.

The officer responds, “He needs to pull into Altru if that’s going to happen”.

At 6:38 on the video the dispatcher says, “Six twenty seven is on his way”.

At 6:46 on the video an officer on the radio can be heard saying “Is anybody talking to him?” The dispatcher replies and says, “10-4 we still have him on the phone but he requested to speak to six twenty seven in person – he’s the only one he’ll talk to.”

The man on the radio then says, “I understand that [inaudible] stop.”

At 7:48 a flurry of gunshots can be heard and the officer with the body cam says, “Shots fired! Shot’s Fired!”

For a split second the officer’s coat appears to open and video is seen for a second, which proves the camera works properly.

The officer wearing the body-cam is heard screaming “Get your hand’s up! Get em’ up! Get your hands up! Get your hands up!” as another officer says “going to tazer”.

The officer then resumes screaming “Get your hands up now! You’re going to get tazed if you don’t get your hands where we can see them! Get em’ up!”

The officers then declare they are ‘going to tazer’ and another officer is heard saying “stop resisting – stop resisting.”

The officer then says “put your hands behind your back. Do it now!”

It is not known what was driving the nearly maniacal screaming of commands by the officers to Elliott, who had just been shot six times, including three times in the head.

Elliott was unarmed.

No released video shows the actual shooting.

Police would not provide the media any information about the shooting for three days in what may have been a waiting game to see if Elliott would die.

Elliott did not die and the State eventually reached a plea with him. Elliott, who had no prior criminal history, pled guilty to two felony counts surrounding his dangerous and reckless driving.

He was sentenced to one year in jail; sentence suspended with two months home monitoring.

He claims he can’t remember the event.

Write Into Action continues to investigate.

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BCI Records: North Dakota police completely LIED to public about shooting of unarmed man

Secret pursuit of David James Elliott began an entire HOUR before ‘suspicious vehicle’ call from Wells Fargo Bank

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

Official records prove North Dakota law enforcement spokesmen willfully deceived the public when they told the media the pursuit of David James Elliott began as the result of a ‘suspicious vehicle’ call placed at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015 from the Wells Fargo Bank in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

It was a colossal deception at the highest levels.

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

Write Into Action has acquired the investigative records of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) report, which says the complaint made from the Wells Fargo Bank was made between 11:30 P.M. and 11:40 P.M. that night.

The ‘suspicious vehicle’ report has been the consistent starting line given by police to explain law enforcement’s focus on Elliott on the night in question before he was finally shot in the head in the Altru hospital parking lot at approximately 12:45 A.M., February 28, 2015 by a UND police officer.

The whole story the police told was a lie.

Here’s the proof:

Law enforcement officials told the media that a call was made reporting a suspicious vehicle at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015, in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The deceptive communications by public information officers were so effective the mainstream media fell for the parlor trick.

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Police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on South Columbia Road around 10:40 p.m. Friday for a suspicious black pickup. Someone from inside the bank reported the vehicle, thinking it was odd the pickup was in the bank parking lot at such late hours, said Grand Forks Police Lt. Dwight Love Wednesday.
     -The Bismarck Tribune

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THE TRUE TIME OF THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK WAS AROUND 11:40 P.M. OR LATER

Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a low party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the low party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m
     -BCI

When asked about the Wells Fargo call during a press conference, Lt. Dwight Love, GFPD, told reporters “It was in the morning hours”

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EVIDENCE POLICE WERE STRATEGICALLY FUSING THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK AT 11:40 P.M. WITH THE PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:40 P.M. TO CREATE THE ILLUSION THAT IT ALL BEGAN AT THE SAME TIME

“On Friday night, February 27, officers responded to the Wells Fargo parking lot in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived they saw a vehicle leaving the area. They saw that vehicle commit a traffic violation. They attempted to stop that vehicle. And that led to a high speed pursuit. The speeds were to around 100 mph through town. A supervisor realizing that’s probably not a safe situation terminated the pursuit. About two hours later that same vehicle was reported to police as a welfare check – possible suicidal subject – they came back into town – where it attempted to strike an officer attempting to make a traffic stop – a second pursuit started and went through the University of North Dakota area – during that time it went over the over pass – the Columbia Road overpass. We did spike strips on two occasions. That didn’t stop that suspect’s vehicle. It continued to the Altru Parking lot where the officer involved shooting occurred.”
-Official Press Release by Law Enforcement

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The reason law enforcement tricked the public regarding the Wells Fargo call was because police, state troopers, and deputies began chasing Elliot at approximately 10:30 P.M. but cannot EXPLAIN to the public WHY.

SPOILER ALERT: It likely involves drug trafficking because according to BCI records Elliott possessed “thousands” of pills.

David James Elliott

David James Elliott

OFFICER WITNESSED DAVID ELLIOTT BEING CHASED AT 10:30 P.M.

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit, Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he was at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room with a female that refused to leave, and a pursuit began at about 10:30 p.m./10:35 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown saw the first (1st) pursuit proceed northbound on South Columbia Road past the Altru Hospital, but he was not involved. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown continued with his call at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room until around 11:00 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown overheard Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminate the first (1st) pursuit. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he called into dispatch and heard that Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matthew Bullinger was on a 911 call with the suspect (DAVID ELLIOTT) in the pursuit, and that DAVID ELLIOTT had a domestic incident earlier in the day with his wife, Jennifer Elliott, and that he may be suicidal.
-BCI

DEPUTY ADMITS INVOLVEMENT IN PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:45 P.M.

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.
-BCI

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.
-BCI

Now watch … after Deputy Schneider was busy laying out spike strips for David Elliott north of Thompson around 11:00 P.M, he is then magically transported to the Grand Forks Air Force base where he is eating dinner!

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.
-BCI

Absolutely impossible.

Mapquest Thompson GFAFB

GRAND FORKS SHERIFF’S OFFICE ATTEMPTS TO HIDE LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES OF DEPUTIES

In the Affidavit filed with the court by the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, there is no mention of Deputy Schneider being north of Thompson setting out spike strips. In fact – the GFSO does not mention setting out spike strips anywhere in their Affidavit whatsoever.
READ AFFIDAVIT

THE SHOOTER, JARED BRAATEN, WAS NOT SCHEDULED TO WORK ON THE NIGHT IN QUESTION AND NONE OF HIS CAMERA’S WERE WORKING

The shooter, UND Police Officer Jared Braaten, was not scheduled to work on February 27, 2015 but suddenly did.  He began his un-scheduled shift at 10:30 P.M. – the exact same time the secret pursuit of David Elliott began.

Officer Braaten did not properly activate his dash-cam, and his body-cam did not work.

UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN has been employed as a police officer by the UND Police Department for approximately one and one-half (1½) years. While he was not scheduled to work on Friday, February 27, 2015, to Saturday, February 28, 2015, he did work the days in question. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN began his shift at approximately 10:30 p.m.
-BCI

In regard to UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he wore a different uniform shirt that evening and could not place the body camera where he normally placed it. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN had UND Police Department intern Heather Hopkins place a body camera on the right shoulder of his uniform shirt. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was sideways on his right shoulder, but got dislodged when he reentered the vehicle, prior to the incident on top of the Columbia Road overpass and did not know its whereabouts. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was turned on. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he activated the body camera manually by flipping down the lens cover. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he recorded directly onto the body camera and that he had to physically download it at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

Concerning the in-car camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that after the UND men’s hockey game he went directly to the UND Police Department and was immediately dispatched on a call. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he forgot to insert the video card into the in-car camera. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the in-car camera turned on automatically when he initiated the emergency lights, and he could not view the in-car camera without the video card. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN was issued his own video card and that it was in his equipment bag that was in UND Police Department unit #5. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN assumed that his equipment bag was at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

At 1:07 p.m., Special Agent (S/A) Michael J. Ness requested that University of North Dakota (UND) Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger download the image from UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera. S/A Ness and UND Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger also looked at UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s SanDisk four (4) gigabyte (GB) flash card, but there were no recordings pertinent to the officer involved shooting investigation.
-BCI

ND AG WAYNE STENEHJEM

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BCI Records: North Dakota police completely LIED to public about shooting of unarmed man

Secret pursuit of David James Elliott began an entire HOUR before ‘suspicious vehicle’ call from Wells Fargo Bank

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

Official records prove North Dakota law enforcement spokesmen willfully deceived the public when they told the media the pursuit of David James Elliott began as the result of a ‘suspicious vehicle’ call placed at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015 from the Wells Fargo Bank in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

It was a colossal deception at the highest levels.

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

ND AG Wayne Stenehjem

Write Into Action has acquired the investigative records of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) report, which says the complaint made from the Wells Fargo Bank was made between 11:30 P.M. and 11:40 P.M. that night.

The ‘suspicious vehicle’ report has been the consistent starting line given by police to explain law enforcement’s focus on Elliott on the night in question before he was finally shot in the head in the Altru hospital parking lot at approximately 12:45 A.M., February 28, 2015 by a UND police officer.

The whole story the police told was a lie.

Here’s the proof:

Law enforcement officials told the media that a call was made reporting a suspicious vehicle at 10:41 P.M., February 27, 2015, in the Wells Fargo parking lot. The deceptive communications by public information officers were so effective the mainstream media fell for the parlor trick.

* * * * *

Police were called to the Wells Fargo Bank on South Columbia Road around 10:40 p.m. Friday for a suspicious black pickup. Someone from inside the bank reported the vehicle, thinking it was odd the pickup was in the bank parking lot at such late hours, said Grand Forks Police Lt. Dwight Love Wednesday.
     -The Bismarck Tribune

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THE TRUE TIME OF THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK WAS AROUND 11:40 P.M. OR LATER

Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala and Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger responded to a low party complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala indicated there was a suspicious vehicle complaint from the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) pending and that once he cleared the low party complaint he responded to the suspicious vehicle complaint. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Dan Harvala said that the suspicious vehicle was for a black pickup in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The cleaning woman inside the bank called in the complaint around 11:30 p.m., to 11:40 p.m
     -BCI

When asked about the Wells Fargo call during a press conference, Lt. Dwight Love, GFPD, told reporters “It was in the morning hours”

* * * * *

EVIDENCE POLICE WERE STRATEGICALLY FUSING THE CALL FROM WELLS FARGO BANK AT 11:40 P.M. WITH THE PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:40 P.M. TO CREATE THE ILLUSION THAT IT ALL BEGAN AT THE SAME TIME

“On Friday night, February 27, officers responded to the Wells Fargo parking lot in reference to a suspicious person. When they arrived they saw a vehicle leaving the area. They saw that vehicle commit a traffic violation. They attempted to stop that vehicle. And that led to a high speed pursuit. The speeds were to around 100 mph through town. A supervisor realizing that’s probably not a safe situation terminated the pursuit. About two hours later that same vehicle was reported to police as a welfare check – possible suicidal subject – they came back into town – where it attempted to strike an officer attempting to make a traffic stop – a second pursuit started and went through the University of North Dakota area – during that time it went over the over pass – the Columbia Road overpass. We did spike strips on two occasions. That didn’t stop that suspect’s vehicle. It continued to the Altru Parking lot where the officer involved shooting occurred.”
-Official Press Release by Law Enforcement

* * * * *

The reason law enforcement tricked the public regarding the Wells Fargo call was because police, state troopers, and deputies began chasing Elliot at approximately 10:30 P.M. but cannot EXPLAIN to the public WHY.

SPOILER ALERT: It likely involves drug trafficking because according to BCI records Elliott possessed “thousands” of pills.

OFFICER WITNESSED DAVID ELLIOTT BEING CHASED AT 10:30 P.M.

In regard to the first (1st) pursuit, Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he was at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room with a female that refused to leave, and a pursuit began at about 10:30 p.m./10:35 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown saw the first (1st) pursuit proceed northbound on South Columbia Road past the Altru Hospital, but he was not involved. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown continued with his call at the Altru Hospital Emergency Room until around 11:00 p.m. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown overheard Grand Forks Police Department Sergeant Mark Ellingson terminate the first (1st) pursuit. Grand Forks Police Department Officer Chris Brown said that he called into dispatch and heard that Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matthew Bullinger was on a 911 call with the suspect (DAVID ELLIOTT) in the pursuit, and that DAVID ELLIOTT had a domestic incident earlier in the day with his wife, Jennifer Elliott, and that he may be suicidal.
-BCI

DEPUTY ADMITS INVOLVEMENT IN PURSUIT THAT BEGAN AT 10:45 P.M.

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.
-BCI

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.
-BCI

Now watch … after Deputy Schneider was busy laying out spike strips for David Elliott north of Thompson around 11:00 P.M, he is then magically transported to the Grand Forks Air Force base where he is eating dinner!

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.
-BCI

Absolutely impossible.

Mapquest Thompson GFAFB

GRAND FORKS SHERIFF’S OFFICE ATTEMPTS TO HIDE LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES OF DEPUTIES

In the Affidavit filed with the court by the Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office, there is no mention of Deputy Schneider being north of Thompson setting out spike strips. In fact – the GFSO does not mention setting out spike strips anywhere in their Affidavit whatsoever.
READ AFFIDAVIT

THE SHOOTER, JARED BRAATEN, WAS NOT SCHEDULED TO WORK ON THE NIGHT IN QUESTION AND NONE OF HIS CAMERA’S WERE WORKING

The shooter, UND Police Officer Jared Braaten, was not scheduled to work on February 27, 2015 but suddenly did.  He began his un-scheduled shift at 10:30 P.M. – the exact same time the secret pursuit of David Elliott began.

Officer Braaten did not properly activate his dash-cam, and his body-cam did not work.

UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN has been employed as a police officer by the UND Police Department for approximately one and one-half (1½) years. While he was not scheduled to work on Friday, February 27, 2015, to Saturday, February 28, 2015, he did work the days in question. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN began his shift at approximately 10:30 p.m.
-BCI

In regard to UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he wore a different uniform shirt that evening and could not place the body camera where he normally placed it. UND Police Department officer JARED BRAATEN had UND Police Department intern Heather Hopkins place a body camera on the right shoulder of his uniform shirt. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was sideways on his right shoulder, but got dislodged when he reentered the vehicle, prior to the incident on top of the Columbia Road overpass and did not know its whereabouts. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the body camera was turned on. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he activated the body camera manually by flipping down the lens cover. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that he recorded directly onto the body camera and that he had to physically download it at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

Concerning the in-car camera, UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN indicated that after the UND men’s hockey game he went directly to the UND Police Department and was immediately dispatched on a call. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN said that he forgot to insert the video card into the in-car camera. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN stated that the in-car camera turned on automatically when he initiated the emergency lights, and he could not view the in-car camera without the video card. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN was issued his own video card and that it was in his equipment bag that was in UND Police Department unit #5. UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN assumed that his equipment bag was at the UND Police Department.
-BCI

At 1:07 p.m., Special Agent (S/A) Michael J. Ness requested that University of North Dakota (UND) Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger download the image from UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s body camera. S/A Ness and UND Police Department Lieutenant Tracy Meidinger also looked at UND Police Department Officer JARED BRAATEN’s SanDisk four (4) gigabyte (GB) flash card, but there were no recordings pertinent to the officer involved shooting investigation.
-BCI

ND AG WAYNE STENEHJEM

The BCI is an agency of the North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Stenehjem is running for governor.

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WDAZ report regarding Altru shooting of unarmed man contains provably false statement

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 9, 2016 at 1:44 A.M.

On February 8, 2016, WDAZ aired a news story with video of the David Elliott pursuit and shooting that took place on February 27-28, 2015.

The news report contained a patently and provably false statement.

During a voice narrative featuring video of a high speed chase, the reporter said, “Abut an hour later a second pursuit begins when Elliott re-enters the city,” WDAZ reported.

That is a patently false statement that misled the public.

Factually – the pursuit was ongoing the entire time and there was no “second pursuit” as reported by WDAZ.

During the first press conference following the pursuit and shooting, a news reporter (believed by this writer to be Steve Wagner of The Herald) said, “Well you said multiple counties, so this thing went out of town and back into town.”

UND Police Chief Eric Plummer responded, “Yes, that’s our knowledge yes. It was initially initiated outside of our county, ended up coming within Grand Forks County, within the City and outside of the City, so yes.”

The aforementioned exchange can be heard on the You Tube video below entitled ‘Police shoot unarmed man in front of hospital.’ The applicable portion begins at 6:08.

Additionally – the WDAZ news report never once mentioned the fact David Elliott called 911 the night police began to stalk him. It appears Elliott was on the telephone with 911 during much or all of the pursuit.

The news report contained another bizarre anomaly that shows deviation from the original story regarding the night in question.

“It started around 11 p.m. Friday February 27th when Grand Forks police tried to pull over a suspicious vehicle. Instead the driver of the vehicle, David Elliot, took off at speeds of more than 60 miles per hour thru a residential neighborhood,” WDAZ reported.

The statement referring to 11 p.m. as a start time is accompanied by exciting video of a high speed chase.

But something is wrong.

On March 3, 2015, KNOX reported, “On Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 10:41 p.m. officers from the Grand Forks Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank located on S. Columbia Rd.  After the officers arrived; the operator of the suspect vehicle, later identified as David Elliott, left the area and failed to stop for officers after they had also witnessed a traffic violation committed by this operator.”

That places almost twenty minutes of time and activity between David Elliott and the police that is not accounted for by WDAZ or any other news agency. The reason Elliott was driving over 100 mph and trying to get away may be something that took place between him and the police during those twenty minutes.

The police did not release any video involving those twenty minutes and no 911 records were released whatsoever.

Only all the public records will show what was really going on.

The release of the video appears to have been prompted by the GoFundMe erected by Timothy Charles Holmseth (me); an investigative journalist seeking all the public records surrounding the entire night.

Holmseth was forced to turn to the public for assistance after the GFPD made obtaining the public records too expensive.

You can visit Timothy Holmseth’s GoFundMe to view two videos that show what REALLY HAPPENED and why the public needs to see all the records regarding the night in question.

READ Holmseth’s letter to GFPD Chief of Police Mark Nelson.

WDAZ

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