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President Donald Trump describes corrupt media such as Forum Communications

“They’re bad people – there’s something wrong with them”

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 19, 2017, 6:03 P.M. CST

President Donald Trump recently described the criminal mental illness at work within elements of the American media.

During a recent interview with Jesse Watters on FOX News, President Trump commented on the recent acquisition and publication of his private tax returns by the weirdoes at MSNBC.

“They’re bad people – there’s something wrong with them,” Trump said.

Trump was referring to news media figures such as Rachael Maddow, who published his 2005 tax returns, and appeared to be physically vibrating with excitement that she was able to use a national television platform to do something that was bad and wrong.

But this freakish activity by cult-like weirdoes that appear to get a thrill up their leg when engaging in deception is quite common.

Trump’s characterization, describes exactly, what is occurring at Forum Communications and within an organized criminal cartel operating in North Dakota and Minnesota.

“They just don’t respect the law and we have to change that,” Trump said.

In 2016, Write Into Action discovered the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is engaging in systemic corruption and criminal collusion with many North Dakota States Attorney’s offices to cover up true facts surrounding police shootings and other serious crimes.

Most of the efforts appear to conceal an international drug trafficking operation that involves bad actors within local and state police, along with the United States Border Patrol and the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

The Office of North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (BCI) regularly colludes with State Prosecutors to utilize Forum Communications to fool the public regarding investigations.

Write Into Action’s most recent discovery of Forum Communications conspiring against the public involves the tragic death of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer.

Moszer was shot in the line of duty in February, 2016.

Forum Communications reported, categorically, that Officer Moszer was shot and killed by Marcus Schumacher.

Schumacher was subsequently encouraged, during negotiations, to kill himself. He was then shot by a SWAT sniper.

Acting upon tips from the public, Write Into Action initiated an independent journalistic investigation into the Schumacher/Moszer shooting case.

Sure enough…

There are no BCI reports or ballistic tests that support what Forum Communications reported to the public. 

However…

Evidence does clearly show Moszer was accidently shot and killed by friendly fire from a fellow officer in a dark alley in what appears to be a tragic case of mistaken identity (Write Into Action is presently preparing that for future publication).

Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick colluded with WDAY-TV (Forum Communications) during a sit down interview to use ‘fake news’ to fool the public about what happened and falsely accuse Marcus Schumacher of shooting Officer Moszer.

The regular practice of the ‘fake news’ deception by Forum Communications is a polished one.

THE SCHEME EXPLAINED

North Dakota States Attorneys and/or Forum Communications news presenters will refer to the ‘BCI investigation’ when explaining the basis for an official decision.

It’s a trick.

According to the BCI, their agency only processes the crime scene and conducts interviews. The BCI maintains it does not submit an opinion, make recommendations, or influence the decision-making process of the State Prosecutor in any way (beyond turning over its reports).

Essentially – the State Prosecutor and Forum Communications trick the public into believing the BCI made a recommendation and its simply being followed.

It’s a trick.

Write Into Action has discovered States Attorney’s across the state of North Dakota have been regularly using this trick to fool the public.

For example…

This illusion was used by Pembina County States Attorney Ryan Bialas when Pembina County Deputy Brad Bowman shot Clifford Edward Monteith III on a rural highway late at night.

In this case, an eye witness, Sara Letexier, told police she pulled up onto the scene and witnessed Monteith lying on the highway, which did not match the official story that cleared the officer in the shooting.

Bialas told Write Into Action that the BCI were the investigators. He then claimed the BCI told him Letexier was mistaken in his observation.

Pembina County States Attorney Ryan Bialas

The BCI reports make no such statement, whatsoever.

However – the BCI never steps forward to correct the false impressions being created by the States Prosecutors in these cover ups.

DECEPTION EXAMPLE / OFFICER MOSZER SHOOTING

Forum Communications used news reporters and presenters to make the most defamatory of the statements (e.g. – a WDAY presenter unequivocally stated Marcus Schumacher shot Officer Moszer) to be made about the case.

Then…

WDAY Producers cleverly sprinkled quotes from States Attorney Birch Burdick into the fake news segment. The Burdick quotes complimented the lies told by the WDAY presenter (without requiring Burdick, himself, to lie outright on TV) thus creating the illusion, in the subconscious mind of the viewer, that the WDAY presenter’s comments were based upon official statements from Burdick.

Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick

But they weren’t – it was a mind trick.

MORE PROOF OF COLLUSION

Write Into Action obtained evidence of blatant fake news deception by Forum Communications regarding their news coverage of a police shooting in Grand Fork, North Dakota.

In February, 2015, a University of North Dakota campus police officer emptied his entire clip into an unarmed man, David James Elliott, who was trying to reach the safety of the Altru Hospital Emergency Room without getting shot.

Write Into Action began ordering police cam videos of the shooting, which appeared to activate collusion behind the scenes between WDAZ-TV (Forum Communications) and the Grand Forks Police Department.

Before Write Into Action was able to obtain the videos, WDAZ announced they would be publishing videos from the night of the David Elliott shooting.

WDAZ producers and GFPD Police Chief Mark Nelson conspired to conceal the time-stamps of the police body-cams. Producers strategically covered the time-stamp with Staci Van Dyke’s shoulder. In a second clip, they placed the WDAZ logo over the time-stamp.

Forum Communications uses fake news to cover up police shooting. There is something mentally wrong with people that do this.

Forum Communications uses fake news to cover up police shooting. There is something mentally wrong with people that do this.

Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones completely cleared Jerad Braaten, the officer that shot David Elliott, despite the fact Braaten got rid of his dash-cam and tried to hide his body-cam under his squad car (Write Into Action has obtained a video of the shooting which will be released in the future).

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones

No evidence even remotely supports Jones’ conclusion published in a bizarre undated letter.

In 2016, George Lyons, was arrested in Polk County, Minnesota for first degree sexual assault upon a young minor girl. Lyon’s then announced on his Facebook page that he was engaged to be married to an Assistant State Prosecutor at the Grand Forks County States Attorney’s office; his entire case file then disappeared from the Minnesota Court’s register of actions.

The collective behavior pattern of Forum Communications and North Dakota public officials is destructive to the health of our society, and only serves to create a sick culture that is friendly and conducive to organized crime and violent pedophiles.

Normal people that want to raise their children in a safe community understand the difference between right and wrong.

Trump’s characterization of these people could not be said any better.

“They’re bad people – there’s something wrong with them”.

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Attn: Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 17, 2017, 8:35 P.M. CST

The next time you have one of your punk deputies come to my workplace and park outside in a Sheriff’s vehicle for a half an hour – come on in and say hi.

Corrupt Punk Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost

Maybe we could get you a ‘Reserved’ parking spot in the back so your deputies can sit and chat with the GFPD officers that do same thing.

If you guy are so bored you should read my latest article about the Jason Moszer shooting.

By the way Mr. Rost – don’t feel left out – according to my hit counter somebody has taken a very strong interest in that little stunt you pulled at the shooting of David Elliott.

Maybe somebody is getting sick of your bull shit.

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Man charged with raping child was employed by UND

Hidden hand guiding dangerous predator around the Grand Forks area?

Is there a hidden hand guiding the movements of a man charged with rape in Northern Minnesota?

The oddities surrounding the George Lyons rape case gets stranger everyday.

George Lyons, the man charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, once worked at the University of North Dakota.

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It’s only the latest revelation is the bizarre rape case.

Mystery surrounds the Lyons case because he publically claims to be engaged to Grand Forks State prosecutor Carmell Mattison who does not deny the claim.

Grand Forks States Prosecutor Carmell Mattison

Grand Forks States Prosecutor Carmell Mattison

Furthering the mystery is the fact there is no longer any record in the Polk County Court’s ‘Register of Actions’ regarding the criminal charges against Lyons.

However, the East Grand Forks Police Department confirmed to Write Into Action there is an “active investigation” regarding Lyons.

Write Into Action learned Lyons was charged in January, 2016 for sexually assaulting a girl. He was reported to UND and was terminated sometime thereafter.

Lyons recently obtained a job where I am employed. .

On Lyon’s first (and only) day of work he told several people he was engaged to the prosecutor that was prosecuting the Delvin Shaw murder trial (Carmell Mattison) in Grand Forks.

Lyons’ connection to UND and the local judicial community raises questions.

UND is plagued with internal crime that includes drug trafficking and child porn.

In February, 2017, UND police officer Paul Bradley Meagher was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of child pornography following an investigation by the North Dakota BCI and the Department of Homeland Security. 

In July, 2016, Robert William Beattie, a former UND chairman of the Family and Community Medicine Department, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for having 3,233 images and 100 videos of child porn.

Eric Hewitt Basile, 37, was charged with eight Class C felony counts of possession of certain materials prohibited in Grand Forks District Court on September 8, 2016 after a UND administration request for a computer search revealed multiple images of children between 1 and 3 years old being sexually assaulted.

Lyons’ association with UND along with his claims to be engaged to a Grand Forks State prosecutor appears extremely problematic.

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UND / DANGEROUS PLACE

Higganbotham said he has been pulled over several times in the past few weeks. During one event, he said he was pulled over by UND police who proceeded to have his car searched by a GFPD K-9 unit. The K-9 located nothing but Higganbotham was arrested for an unpaid fine and put in jail. He said he told the police the fine was already paid.

After bailing out of jail, Higganbotham was told by court administration there was an error and he had actually paid the fine.

“I was kidnapped,” Higganbotham said.

Higganbotham said a Grand Forks Police Officer terrorized his mother who had arrived to pick up his automobile. Despite finding no evidence of any crime, the officer told his mother to sell the car and have nothing to do with it (or her son).

Higganbotham said while he was in the Grand Forks County Correction facility, staff member Hunter Nelson, the son of Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson, asked Higganbotham if he works with “Timothy Holmseth”.

On the only day Lyons worked alongside Holmseth, he asked “can we drink anything at work”.

Both Higganbotham and Holmseth locked their car doors while Lyons was present.

Minutes taken during the Alcohol and Other Drug Committee meeting held in January, 2013, lists Lyons as a member and notes UND Police Chief Eric Plummer in attendance.

Court records in North Dakota show Lyons has criminal convictions of delivering methamphetamine and providing alcohol to minors.

I (Timothy Holmseth) have obtained never before seen dash-cam video that shows UND police officer (now GFPD) Jerad Braaten shooting David James Elliott in the parking lot of Altru hospital in 2015.

The day before I received the video from the North Dakota Attorney General’s office, a vehicle attempted to ram me while I was working and ran me off the road. On another occasion a GFPD police vehicle sat outside my place of employment and waited for me to see it before driving away (captured on my dash-cam).

The police shooting video destroys the false story put out to the public by Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones regarding the shooting and will be included in an upcoming documentary.

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones

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BOMBSHELL VIDEO EVIDENCE: North Dakota man targeted for cartel assassination before stealing car with baby inside?

VIDEO: North Dakota Highway Patrolman prompted shooting of unarmed man

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on February 12, 2017, 4:38 P.M. CST

There may be far more to the case of the baby trapped in the stolen vehicle than the public knows.

Recently acquired dash-cam video from a North Dakota State Trooper captured during a police pursuit that ended in the shooting of an unarmed man in a Grand Forks hospital parking lot is creating serious questions about drug cartel activity and assassinations being carried out by police in North Dakota.

Dash-cam video obtained by Write Into Action reveals that on February 28, 2015, North Dakota State Trooper Matthew Peschong deliberately broadcast false information over a police radio during a pursuit to create the false appearance the suspect, David James Elliott, was homicidal – contributing to his shooting.

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In the video, Peschong broadcast that Elliott tried to run over a police officer; an assertion which the video reveals is beyond absurd and patently false. The video also reveals Peschong was talking to someone on his telephone during the pursuit and making the same claims.

After the shooting, Grand Forks State Attorney David Jones joined the false narrative in an official, yet un-dated, opinion letter he sent to University of North Dakota Police Chief Eric Plummer declaring the shooting of Elliot by UND police officer Jerad Braaten was “objectionably reasonable”.

THE TROOPER PESCHONG DASH-CAM VIDEO

In the dash-cam video from Trooper Peschong’s car, Elliott is seen boxed in by law enforcement vehicles after exiting I-29 where police have been following him without emergency lights.

During the bizarre pursuit, Elliott was on 911 with Grand Forks Police Officer Matthew Bullinger. Elliott repeatedly told Bullinger he was in dire fear for his safety because former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was involved in the pursuit and following him (Wild was no longer the Sheriff at the time of the pursuit but alleged by Elliott to be very dangerous and corrupt).

After being boxed in, Elliott is seen driving over a median to escape, and then continues on his flight toward Altru Hospital.

Peschong is heard blatantly lying over his police radio to create the appearance Elliott is homicidal. “Grand Forks 332 – he just tried to charge a deputy – or excuse me a PD with his vehicle – he took off Southbound on Gateway. Excuse me Eastbound on Gateway,” Peschong said.

Only a couple minutes later Peschong is heard talking on his telephone. Hello [answering his telephone]. He just tried to ram a police officer. A PD officer – he almost drove right over him,” Peschong said.

Peschong’s assertion that Elliott almost ran down a police officer is so utterly ridiculous it cannot possibly be viewed as anything but criminal misconduct intended to incite harm brought upon Elliott.

In his (strangely undated) letter to University of North Dakota Police Chief Eric Plummer, Grand Forks States Attorney David Jones regurgitated the lie told by Peschong about Elliott, and used it to support his conclusion that the shooting was “objectionably reasonable”.

Jones stated “Officer Braaten had been monitoring radio traffic concerning this matter and was aware of the circumstances presented and the public safety issue raised.” 

A further attempt was made to bring him to a halt on the Gateway Drive exit off of Interstate Highway 29. On that occasion, North Dakota Highway Patrol Officer Peschong, Sgt. Schneider, an additional Highway Patrol, and Grand Forks Police Department officer made an attempt to get Mr. Elliott to stop an exit his vehicle. At least one Grand Forks Police Officer had drawn his service weapon at that time. Mr. Elliott declined to halt, accelerated his vehicle towards Grand Forks Police and Sheriff’s Officer vehicles and leaving that scene at a high rate of speed. Mr. Elliott subsequently proceeded eastbound on Gateway Drive then Southbound on North Columbia Road. At that time officers made a second attempt to bring his vehicle to a halt. Officer Jerad Braaten of the University of North Dakota Police Department then joined the pursuit. Officer Braaten had been monitoring radio traffic concerning this matter and was aware of the circumstances presented and the public safety issue raised. 
     – David Jones / Grand Forks States Attorney / Undated Opinion Letter

Braaten went on to shoot Elliott.

THE DANIEL TWO HEARTS PURSUIT – BABY TRAPPED IN CAR CASE

The never before seen dash-cam video from the Elliott pursuit, and the bogus conclusion of Jones, sheds a whole new light on the recent pursuit of Daniel Two Hearts.

On February 2, 2017, Two Hearts fled a North Dakota State Trooper that attempted to pull him over for a loud muffler. The pursuit quickly escalated into events that eventually led to Two Hearts fleeing on foot and stealing a vehicle that had a baby inside.

Two Hearts became the subject of a massive manhunt; reportedly shot himself; and was placed under guard in the hospital.

Very little information regarding the Two Hearts pursuit is available because the case is presently under investigation.

However – many similarities can already be observed.

  • Both men were approached by police for a minor traffic violation
  • Both men fled
  • Both men were suicidal
  • Both men appeared to be in great fear for their life
  • Both men were pursued on I-29 in North Dakota
  • Both men were found to possess pills and/or narcotics in their vehicle
  • Both men suffered a gunshot wound
  • Both men lived

Write Into Action has acquired video that shows the shooting of Elliott, which will be published in the near future – revealing a cover-up that will blow your mind.

On February 4, 2017 Write Into Action published Car stolen with baby trapped inside ends in non-fatal shooting of suspect Light Sabres and PS4 Ultimate Fighting – drug trafficking and murder is fun until somebody loses a baby

On February 6, 2017 Write Into Action published Governor Doug Burgum should declare State of Emergency – – – Here’s WHY the police are shooting people in North Dakota – the next death is on Burgum

On February 10, 2017, the compromised corporate information delivery system at the Grand Forks Herald published El Chapo drug rival, linked to East Grand Forks murder, wanted in ND federal court

Write Into Action’s continued coverage of mysterious police shootings in North Dakota forced the Herald to publish Suspects fatally shot in 2 separate Rolette County cases still unnamed

Evidence points to drug cartel activity at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Be sure to visit the Red River Valley Wall of Shame for some great perspective.

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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

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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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Brave Minnesota police officer and whistleblower dead

Officer Gary Deitz dedicated his life to doing the right thing

Gary Deitz, the courageous Minnesota police officer that exposed the East Grand Forks Police Department for deep corruption and savage sadistic beatings of prisoners has died.

Gary Deitz

Gary Deitz

Gary contacted me over a year ago and asked me to please help expose the corruption at the East Grand Forks Police Department. He said the local news media was no longer covering the truth and very bad things were happening.

Gary was bullied out of the EGFPD after he told the truth about a near fatal beating of a prisoner he witnessed. He captured a young police officer named Rod Hajicek on tape vowing he would lie to investigators about what he saw. Hajicek is now the ranking officer at the EGFPD.

Gary told me about a former police officer named Curt Ellingson that savagely beat a mentally handicapped man that was crying “I want my mom – I want my mom”.

In July of 2016 I featured Gary in a story entitled Congressional Records: Minnesota police officer and congressman alerted FBI to police misconduct and mysterious deaths “Dear Mr. Wellstone: I was a police officer…”

Gary said he used to be threatened by voices on the telephone that said, “The next time you see me I’ll be standing by your bed”.

Gary’s passion in life was to expose the local criminal enterprise within law enforcement that has been murdering people and covering it up. He often spoke of Daryl Sindermann, the teenage boy that was murdered by locals and thrown into a river.

The last time I talked to Gary he was laughing and teasing me about negative comments written on Facebook about me by the sons of Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson.

I only regret I don’t have a photo of Gary in his East Grand Forks Police Department uniform because that is what he was – he was an East Grand Forks Police Officer – and he remained one in his heart until the day he died.

Every time Gary called me the first thing he would say was, “Ya hard at it?”

I’m hard at it Gary.

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EXCLUSIVE w/Video: Grand Forks County States Attorney and BCI covering up drug related homicide AND attempted murder by cop

“…you could have murdered someone” 
     – GFPD Matthew Bullinger

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 5, 2017, 10:51 P.M. CST

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones and N.D. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem have betrayed the public.

Jones and Stenehjem are providing cover for what appears to be a crime syndicate.

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones

Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones

Let’s get to it.

On February 27, 2015, at 10:11 P.M., the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD) responded to the residence of Caitlin Jenna Erickson.

The young mother was dead – the autopsy stated the Cause of Death was “multidrug and ethanol toxicity” – Manner of Death was “undetermined”.

GFPD police reports reveal Erickson had a history of using “pain medication” and a “small baggie of pills” was located on her kitchen counter.

Erickson’s death was quickly dismissed by the GFPD as nothing suspicious.

Yeah … right …

Erickson’s last day had been spent with a man named Mario Parson, visiting a pawn shop, and desperately attempting to come up with some money for someone.

Parson claimed he left Erickson at her apartment for a short period of time to take care of some business that involved money. He told police that when he returned, Erickson was unconscious – and could not be saved.

Erickson’s neighbor, Desiree Gomez, told police she heard Erickson and Parson arguing in the bathroom amidst loud banging sounds and the shower turning off and on.

Parson’s story did not even remotely match the evidence.

The GFPD’s fake investigation was a joke.

Now… watch this …

Thirty minutes later…

On February 27, 2015, at 10:41 P.M., a cleaning lady at Wells Fargo Bank in Grand Forks called the police to report a vehicle was parked in the bank parking lot and had been there for quite some time.

When Grand Forks police officer Dan Harvala arrived at Wells Fargo, the pick-up truck drove away. Harvala attempted the pull the vehicle over for running a stop sign a few minutes later and the vehicle fled at high speeds.

For the next two hours, David James Elliott, the driver of the pick-up truck, having now called ‘911’ himself, stayed on the telephone with Grand Forks police officer Matthew Bullinger, as he (Elliott) drove up and down (north and south) I-29 with law enforcement following him.

Elliott told the 911 operator that he knew Bullinger.

Elliott told Bullinger he had gone to Wells Fargo to put money in his wife’s bank account and then parked in the lot as he pondered suicide.

“…you could have murdered someone”

Bullinger told Elliott he regretted the chase had ensued. “We didn’t know what was going when we started chasing you. For all we know you could have murdered someone,” Bullinger said.

Elliott told Bullinger he was committing suicide. He claimed he wanted the police to just leave him alone so he could die.

However…

While professing a desire to die, Elliott was simultaneously expressing dire fear that he was being followed by former Walsh County Sheriff, Lauren Wild.

Elliott told Bullinger that Wild is a corrupt and very dangerous cop.

North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) files show investigators found “thousands” of pills in Elliott’s truck after the shooting. BCI Special Agent Michael Ness told David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, “We found three bags of pills”.

No charges were ever filed against anyone regarding the pills.

According to Jennifer Elliott during her interview with the BCI, the pain medications her husband possessed were all coming from Altru doctors. “He gets it all from doctors. It’s all coming from doctors at Altru,” she said.

Jennifer Elliott described her interactions with Altru.

“He keeps coming here and you (Barb Norman) keep prescribing stuff – so I said what’s your plan – what’s your plan here what were going to come here every three months and your going sit and go oh you need this one – okay we’ll print that one – what else do you need? Oh you out of this one? Oh okay were going to print that one. Okay and after sitting and watching her do that for twenty minutes I start to argue with her and say what’s your plan – do you have a plan here for him more than just to give out drugs,” Jennifer Elliott said.

Jennifer Elliott expressed dismay that Altru was prescribing David Elliott “morphine” for headaches.

At the end of the bizarre pursuit, David Elliott was inexplicably shot in front of the Altru Hospital Emergency Room by a rookie UND police officer named Jerad Braaten. D

Jennifer Elliott told BCI agents that “Lauren Wild” is a friend of their family. She said after the shooting, Lauren Wild claimed he knew Braaten, and that Braaten had worked for the Grafton Police Department but was asked to leave.

Another oddity regarding the pursuit is the fact David Elliott told Write Into Action that a vehicle from the U.S. Border Patrol was also following him.

WRITE INTO ACTION’S INVESTIGATION

Write Into Action’s independent investigation has been met with non-stop obstacles and barriers put up by the Grand Forks Police Department, University of North Dakota Police, and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Write Into Action received police body-cam video from the GFPD that was highly redacted by a Keeper of Records that cited no statute for the redactions.

Some of the GFPD dash-cam’s properties were altered to change color video to black and white at the most critical moments of the police shooting.

GFPD Chief Mark Nelson issued a ‘Special Order’ changing the Departments retention dates of police-cam evidence so the video could be destroyed.

Grand Forks PSAP would not provide Write Into Action the audio of David Elliott’s two hour 911 call – offering only transcriptions of the call at a fee that would have likely reached nearly two thousands dollars.

Grand Forks County PSAP has now deleted the 911 call.

The Grand Forks County States Attorney’s Office told the Grand Forks Police Department to destroy records associated with the case.

Write Into Action has obtained the David Elliott 911 call from the BCI. It was obtained only after proving its existence using BCI interviews where the audio was mentioned as being in BCI evidence.

NEW VIDEO

Using available audio and video from GFPD dash-cam, Jerad Braaten’s body cam (which only captured audio and was found hidden under his car after the shooting), and the 911 call, Write Into Action produced a new video.

The video will show evidence that supports David Elliott’s claim to Write Into Action that Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him several minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge – but his gun jammed.

The viewer will hear Braaten cynically and menacingly say, “I’m going to get in front of him and see if he rams our vehicle”.

Write Into Action then identifies the point where Braaten pulls the trigger but the weapon does not fire. A few seconds later he can be heard ejecting the jammed round.

Evidence shows every law enforcement agency involved in this event conspired to hide from the truth from the public.

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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).