Fargo Friendly Fire Cover Up: What was in the bag, Mr. Burdick?

Mr. Burdick – please tell the American people the truth so I don’t have to do it

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 15, 2017, 6:02 P.M. CST

Is Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick actively conspiring with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation to conceal the truth about who really shot and killed Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer?

Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick

Well, let’s take a look.

On March 26, 2016 WDAY interviewed Burdick and reported he reviewed all the evidence in the Moszer shooting case.

“Cass County State’s Attorney Birch Burdick reviewed everything documented from the night of the stand-off,” WDAY reported.

Well, that’s good.

That means Burdick and Write Into Action are on the same page because we’re looking at the same documents (except Burdick’s are not redacted).

So, let’s take a look.

Burdick reviewed a BCI report that said:

S/A [REDACTED BY BCI] reviewed a one (1) page supplement report from FPD Detective Mark Voigtschild related to this incident. Detective Mark Voigtschild was in the FPD crime scene bus and provided evidence collection equipment to NDBCI agents. Detective Mark Voigtschild’s report is listed as Attachment #19 (please see the attached CD Attachment #1, Fargo PD Reports, for details).

Okay…

The BCI agent reviewed Attachment #19, which was involved Detective Mark Voigtschild.

So…

Let’s take a look at Attachment #19.

16-9136, Voigtschild  Supplement 19

On 02/10/16, at approximately 2130 hours (9:30 P.M.), I, Detective Voigtschild, responded to the staging area behind First Lutheran. 

I was in the CSI bus and had provided a bag to a BCI agent for evidence collection. I never saw the collection of the item nor did I see the item which was collected.

End of report.

Yesterday, I reported my journalistic investigation into the Moszer/Schumacher shooting will reveal who really shot Officer Moszer and will be released once it’s completed for publication.

But here are a few things to think about regarding the aforementioned documents.

9:11 P.M. – Officer Jason Moszer is shot 
9:23 P.M. – “Officer down” is broadcast 
9:26 P.M. – Officer Moszer is delivered to the Sanford Emergency Room 
9:30 P.M. – Detective Voigtschild handed a mysterious evidence bag to a BCI agent

Voigtschild does not say ‘WHO’ gave him the evidence bag 
Voigtschild does not say ‘WHAT’ was in the evidence bag
Voigtschild does not say ‘WHERE’ he obtained the evidence bag
Voigtschild does not say ‘WHEN’ he obtained the evidence bag
Voigtschild does not say ‘WHY’ he obtained the evidence bag
Voigtschild does not say ‘HOW’ he obtained the evidence bag

But – it was handed to a BCI agent four minutes after Officer Moszer’s mortally wounded body was removed from the alley.

Mr. Burdick – please do the right thing and tell the public what happened so I don’t have to do it.

 

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Fargo police shooting a friendly fire cover-up?

Well…watch closely now…you’ll observe a curious exchange of energy

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 13, 2017, 11:03 P.M. CST

UPDATE: I was contacted by Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick and Forum Communications following my initial press release. We are now at the next step. I have confronted the before-mentioned regarding televised statements by WDAY regarding Attorney Burdick saying Marcus Schumacher killed Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer.

Do you believe WDAY’s reporting is true?

Do believe Attorney Burdick make that statement?

Do you believe Marcus Schumacher is the person that shot Officer Moszer?

Or, was WDAY’s reporting what Donald Trump would call “very fake news”?

Well…watch closely now.

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Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer killed by friendly fire?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 12, 2017, 12:28 P.M. CST

Write Into Action is investigating tips and information that indicates Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was not shot and killed by Marcus Schumacher on February 10, 2016.

Evidence suggests Officer Moszer was accidently shot by a police officer.

Write Into Action has issued an inquiry comprised of three questions to the Office of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Cass County States Attorney Birch Birdick.

 

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BOMBSHELL! Man charged with first degree sexual conduct against child claims he is engaged to State prosecutor on the Delvin Shaw trial!

Sex charges vanished from Minnesota court’s website!

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 23, 2017, 9:19 P.M.. CST

George Lyons, Grand Forks, told Timothy Charles Holmseth, and multiple other people today that he is engaged Carmell Mattison, the Grand Forks County States Attorney prosecuting the Delvin Shaw murder trial, which is underway in Grand Forks.

Here’s the problem.

Lyons was charged in January, 2016 in Polk County, Minnesota with serious sexual misconduct crimes against a minor.

George Lyons

George Lyons

The following is from Valley News Live on January 7, 2016:

East Grand Forks, Minn. (Valley News Live) A Grand Forks man has been charged with sexually assaulting his relative. Thirty-five year old George Lyons faces charges of First and Second Degree, Criminal Sexual Conduct.

According to court records, it happened at an undisclosed East Grand Forks home on January 20, 2014. George Lyons is accused of forcing a 13-year old female relative to perform oral sex on him.

Police say this may have been just one, in a long string of incidents.

Lt. Rod Hajicek, East Grand Forks Police: “There’s sexual innuendos over a period of time, which ends up finally with a sexual encounter that occurs.”

Write Into Action reviewed Minnesota’s official website and found no record of Lyons’ sex charges, which were widely reported by the Grand Forks Herald, Valley News, and other news agencies.

george-lyons-court-record

Write Into Action has contacted Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock about the bizarre situation regarding the missing records.

Write Into Action has contacted Attorney Mattison with copies to Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

Below is my letter to States Attorney Mattison.

Grand Forks States Attorney Mattison

Grand Forks States Attorney Carmell Mattison

Timothy Charles Holmseth
320 17th Street N.W.
Unit# 17
East Grand Forks, MN
56721
218.773.1299
218.230.1597 (cell)
www.writeintoaction.com
tholmseth@wiktel.com
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In Re: George Lyons / Delvin Shaw Murder Trial

February 23, 2017

Carmell Faye Mattison
Attorney at Law
Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Office
P.O. Box 5607
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5607

Attorney Mattison,

Today I spoke with a man named George Lyons at my place of employment in Grand Forks. It was his first day on the job.

Mr. Lyons told me he is engaged to you. He told several other people the same thing. He told me his girlfriend is the “prosecutor” on the Delvin Shaw murder case. He told me your opinions on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Delvin Shaw case. He told me details about the murder case. He told me it was a case of mistaken identity. He said you work late due to the Shaw murder trial.

I researched court records on the Delvin Shaw murder trial and learned you are the attorney assigned to the case.

I researched George Lyons and found that in January, 2016 he was charged with first and second degree sexual misconduct in Polk County, Minnesota. He was also charged with delivering methamphetamine and theft in Grand Forks County, North Dakota.

I observed that Mr. Lyons’ court records for the sexual misconduct charges in Polk County, Minnesota are not on the official website.

By appearance – they never existed.

I have contacted Polk County Court Administrator Kathy Narlock in regards to the strange omission of public record.

It is my opinion the aforementioned fact pattern is very concerning because:

  1. You are a prosecutor on an existing murder case that involves drugs in Grand Forks County
  2. Simultaneously, you are engaged to a man that was charged with first degree sexual misconduct against a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, as well as delivering methamphetamine and theft in Grand Forks County
  3. Your alleged finance’s court records disappeared from the State’s website

It is my belief and opinion that Delvin Shaw and/or any legal counsel he may retain should be aware of the aforementioned.

This email is to memorialize the aforementioned facts.

Respectfully yours,
Timothy Charles Holmseth
Investigative Journalist/Author/Publisher

Cc: Grand Forks Attorney David Jones, North Dakota Attorney General

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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

gfpd-stalking-timothy-holmseth

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.

Retired Sheriff secretly involved in slow speed pursuit of vehicle carrying thousands of pills – ended in shooting

ND AG agents covering up crimes for police – questions created about Andrew Sadek investigation

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 15, 2017, 10:45 A.M. CST

From unexplained police shootings to unexplained deaths to the senseless death of a young college student named Andrew Sadek – the State of North Dakota is drowning in questions.

Was a former North Dakota Sheriff secretly involved in a slow speed pursuit of an unarmed motorist that was ultimately shot by police?

Records that show former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott were obtained by Write Into Action from the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI); obtained only after a very long game of hide n’ go seek by the BCI, Grand Forks Police Department, and Grand Forks County PSAP.

The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office, which oversees the BCI, attempted to hide the existence of 911 and police cam evidence in the case by not recording the collection of the evidence into inventory.

Write Into Action obtained the 911 recording and police videos from the BCI after using recorded statements from BCI agents during post-shooting interviews wherein they referred to the evidence – which proved the agency possessed the data.

There now exists a Tsunami of evidence that shows law enforcement in North Dakota is conspiring within to protect itself from lawsuits and federal prosecution.

Write Into Action’s continuing investigation shows the cover-up is connected to former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild.

And…

It appears Wild’s involvement is being covered up by law enforcement officials including the present Sheriff of Walsh County, North Dakota.

Let’s get to it.

Evidence shows the Walsh County Sheriff’s Department was involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015. The Elliott pursuit spanned multiple counties and ended in the parking lot of a Grand Forks hospital where he was shot by a University of North Dakota police officer.

However…

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens told Write Into Action, “Walsh County had no involvement with the chase or anything involving that case.”

But…that’s simply not true.

Public records clearly show Walsh County was involved.

During a 911 call made by David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015, Elliott, who was refusing to pull over for police on Interstate 29, north of Grand Forks, said former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was following him.

The biggest, amongst the many problems with Wild’s alleged involvement in the pursuit was that he was/is no longer the Sheriff. Wild exited office for retirement after being named a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed by Walsh County Deputy Ron Nord.

The Walsh County Press reported on Lauren Wild’s retirement party in their January 14, 2015 edition.

lauren-wild-retirement

Walsh was no longer a member of law enforcement and should not have been involved in pursuing vehicles.

So…

Is there any reason why a controversial career sheriff might be interjecting himself into a midnight pursuit instead of being at home in bed sleeping?

Well…

Actually…

Perhaps…

Yes.

Elliott had in his possession “thousands of pills” according to the BCI.

While talking to Grand Forks Police Officer Matthew Bullinger over 911 while he was being followed by police, Elliott reacted when he saw a vehicle pass him. “Oh, now he’s stopping. Now he’s turning around. Walsh County Sheriff’s Department -Lauren,” Elliott said.

BCI records appear to show that there was in fact a Walsh County Sheriff’s Office vehicle involved in the pursuit. “Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger stated that DAVID ELLIOTT mentioned the Walsh County Sheriff’s deputy’s name and that he did not like him,” BCI agent Michael Ness reported.

Agent Ness’ assertion that David Elliott did not like the “Walsh County Sheriff’s deputy” makes no sense because Elliott was afraid of “Lauren Wild” – and Wild was/is not a deputy – he was a former sheriff.

Ness omitted Wild’s name and title.

This is bad, folks.

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens said the sheriff’s office had no involvement whatsoever.

Jurgens’ statement appears to be false on its face.

The BCI interviewed North Dakota State Trooper Matthew Peschong regarding his involvement in the pursuit of David Elliott. “Trooper Peschong received a call from Walsh County, North Dakota. Dispatch advised him that the vehicle involved in the earlier pursuit was parked at the Oslo exit on Interstate 29 (I-29),” the BCI report said.

That statement directly contradicts Jurgens’ claim that Walsh County had no involvement.

And…

New information obtained by Write Into Action reveals another police officer, Sgt, Mark Ellingson, Grand Forks Police, also said the Walsh County Sheriff’s Office was involved.

“We had called Grafton PD. We told Grafton and I think they contacted Walsh County, NDHP, and then of course GFSO already knew,” Ellingson told BCI agents.

Write Into Action contacted Sheriff Jurgens for a comment regarding emerging information that shows Walsh County was involved but Jurgens did not respond.

Evidence shows Wild was involved in the Elliott case at some level.

During an interview with the BCI, David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, along with her mother Margaret Dolan, said Wild was talking about the shooting. The two ladies said Wild knew UND police officer Jerad Braaten – the police officer that shot David Elliott.

Jennifer Elliott and Dolan claimed Braaten had once worked for the Grafton Police Department.

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

JENNIFER ELLIOT: Lauren Wild.

MARGARET DOLAN: Lauren Wild.

“[Jerad Braaten] 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.

Jennifer Elliott said Wild was a friend of their family.

“We’re 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.

During the pursuit, David Elliott was experiencing extreme anxiety over Wild.

“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,” Elliott said.

Elliott appeared to suggest that he knew Wild was dangerous and violent.

“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.

Elliott repeatedly explained to GFDP Bullinger over the PSAP (911) line that he was not stopping his vehicle because he was afraid of 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.

During post shooting interviews BCI agent Michael Ness made numerous statements that have created significant suspicions about the integrity of BCI investigations.

Ness told Jennifer Elliott that he knew Jerad Braaten (the rookie cop on his first job that is heard planning a confrontation with Elliott on cam recording; the rookie cop that was not scheduled to work on the night in question; the rookie cop that was ‘training’ a UNDPD female intern on the night he was not scheduled to work; the rookie cop that asked the UNDPD female intern he was ‘training’ to fix his body-cam on his shirt only minutes before shooting someone; the rookie cop that did not have his body cam on during the several hours he was (supposedly) already working; the rookie cop that has his body-cam on wrong so it captured no visual; the rookie cop that (supposedly) did not activate his dash-cam) and that he was “meticulous” with “attention to detail”.

Ness also attested to the great character of Lauren Wild saying, “Lauren’s probably the nicest guy you’ll ever meet”.

Write Into Action has obtained BCI files regarding the Andrew Sadek case.

READ ALSO:

EXCLUSIVE: Write Into Action has obtained the secret video of David James Elliott being shot – official story is a lie! – – – Investigative journalist assaulted head-on by vehicle one day before obtaining video – – – by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 13, 2016, 08:35 P.M. CST

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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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