Tagged: Police Corruption

Man charged with child rape in Minnesota faces four new charges in North Dakota

Warrant issued for George Robert Lyons – the man that says he’s engaged to be married to Grand Forks prosecutor

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 28, 2017 at 10:49 P.M. CST

Updated June 29, 2017 at 10:01 A.M.

George Robert Lyons, the man facing sexual assault charges for abusing a minor in Polk County, Minnesota, is now facing four new charges in North Dakota for felony Gross Sexual Imposition.

According to the Clerk of Court’s website, the charges were filed today and there is a warrant for Lyons’ arrest.

Lyons was arrested by the East Grand Forks Police Department on January 6, 2016, and charged with 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault involving a child victim.

The George Lyons case has been extremely disturbing since the beginning.

According to the formal Complaint in the Polk County, Minnesota case, extremely disturbing allegations began to be made by children against George Robert Lyons as early as 2012.

Records show the Honorable Dennis Murphy issued an Order For Protection against George Lyons and found he had in fact sexually abused a child.

Yet – it took the East Grand Forks Police Department until January of 2016 to charge Lyons.

Upon his arrest in Minnesota, Lyons announced he was engaged to be married to Assistant Grand Forks State Attorney Jodi Bass – something the Grand Forks States Attorney Office has never commented on.

Today’s charges against Lyons come as astonishing details about the East Grand Forks Police Department’s involvement with a national profile kidnapping case and child porn trafficking ring becomes known.

EGFPD Police Chief Michel Hedund as been officially advised by Timothy Charles Holmseth, that a Motion is being prepared for filing in the Minnesota District Court and will be filed by Holmseth.

The Motion is supported by an extensive statement and timeline that details a criminal conspiracy between Lt. Detective Rodney Hajicek, Minnesota Pine to Prairie Task Force, Polk County Attorney, CNN journalist Art Harris, and a child trafficking operation called Specialized Investigative Consultants, Inc., and others, to violate the rights of Holmseth and prevent the safe recovery of a kidnapped child named HaLeigh Cummings.

Visit http://www.writeintoaction.com for detailed reports on the George Lyons case.

The following stories are recommended for readers that want to learn the truth about what is really going on (and not the bullshit you get from the local media).

CNN journalist for Nancy Grace filmed naked photos of raped missing child
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 27, 2017, 11:38 P.M. CST

‘Trafficking in Persons’ connected to U.S. Air Force officer reported Pentagon inspector general
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 25, 2017, 11:52 P.M. CST

Never before heard audio of FBI child sex traffickers talking about child they kidnapped
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 23, 2017, 11:00 P.M. CST


The Affidavit of Probable Cause against George Lyons shows the crimes were reported in 2009.

Why did it take eight years to file these charges?

It is notable that Lyons is being charged by the BCI – NOT Grand Forks County, where Lyons’ supposed fiance Jodi Bass works as a State Prosecutor.


CNN journalist for Nancy Grace filmed naked photos of raped missing child
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 27, 2017, 11:38 P.M. CST

‘Trafficking in Persons’ connected to U.S. Air Force officer reported Pentagon inspector general
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 25, 2017, 11:52 P.M. CST

Never before heard audio of FBI child sex traffickers talking about child they kidnapped
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 23, 2017, 11:00 P.M. CST

Visit www.writeintoaction.com


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


Timothy Charles Holmseth

320 17th Street N.W.

Unit# 17

East Grand Forks, MN



218.230.1597 (cell)




February 3, 2017


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:


  • 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


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


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


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.


Is there a psychopath working on the Grand Forks Police Department?

Severed human fingers found at Minnesota campground are in fact connected to police shooting case

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on November 5, 2016, 11:03 A.M. CST

Is there a psychopath working as a police officer in Grand Forks, North Dakota?

There is news to report in the case of the two severed human fingers found on a picnic table at Red River Valley Campground in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Police records show a Grand Forks police officer could be the person that obtained the two fingers for public placement at the campground.



On May 26, 2016 a family staying at the campground in East Grand Forks contacted the police after finding two human fingers sitting on a picnic table.

The identity of the fingers’ human origin became a mystery that would need to be solved by the Minnesota BCA crime lab using DNA.

In June, 2016, Write Into Action initiated an independent journalistic investigation into the case involving the two fingers at the campground. The investigation would run parallel to Write Into Action’s existing investigation into a police shooting of an unarmed man in Grand Forks where the victim had two fingers blown off.

On August 25, 2016 the East Grand Forks Police Department issued a news release stating the fingers found in the campground matched a 23 year-old male that suffered great bodily injury in a fireworks accident that occurred in Grand Forks, North Dakota on April 30, 2016.

The remaining mystery surrounding the fingers was the question of how the human body parts made their way to the picnic table across the Red River at a campground.

Write Into Action is now reporting the two fingers found at the campground are in fact connected to the police shooting case.

The connection is Grand Forks Police officer Jerad Braaten.

On February 28, 2015, UND police officer Jerad Braaten emptied his clip into David James Elliott in the parking lot of Altru Hospital.

Elliott was holding his cell phone to his ear at the time of the shooting because he was talking to an officer over 911. Elliott knew he was going to be shot and arranged via 911 to personally meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger in front of the Altru Emergency Room. Before Bullinger could reach the scene, Braaten approached Elliott with his gun drawn, forcing Elliott to attempt to flee on four flat tires. Two of Elliott’s fingers were blown off because Braaten unloaded into Elliott’s head.

Write Into Action obtained Braaten’s body-cam from the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Although it captured no useful video because Braaten deliberately situated it wrong on his shirt, the audio captured Braaten and a female UND police intern cynically plotting against Elliott.

Braaten was reprimanded in writing by UND Police Chief Eric Plummer for actions he took regarding his police cams (his dash cam disappeared and his body-cam was found hidden underneath his squad car).

Within a year, Braaten was inexplicably hired onto the Grand Forks Police Department by Chief Mark Nelson.

In June, 2016, during Write Into Action’s investigation into the police shooting, Nelson issued a ‘Special Order’ that changed the GFPD’s retention dates for police-cam evidence of the shooting so it could all be destroyed.

Write Into Action is now reporting Jerad Braaten was at the scene of the April 30, 2016 fireworks accident.

Police records show Braaten filed a police report at the scene.

Braaten had access to the fingers that disappeared until they surfaced on May 26, 2016 in a campground.



Congressional Records: Minnesota police officer and congressman alerted FBI to police misconduct and mysterious deaths

“Dear Mr. Wellstone: I was a police officer…”

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on July 8, 2016, 7:01 P.M. CST

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton posed a rhetorical question upon learning of the police shooting death of Philando Castile on Wednesday.

“Would this have happened if those passengers, the driver and the passengers, were white?”
– Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

Philando Castile

Philando Castile

Congressional records obtained by Write Into Action reveal Gov. Dayton has simply posed the wrong question.

The real question is…

Would this have happened if the U.S. DOJ and FBI had properly acted upon a referral from former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone regarding a Minnesota police officer that came forward about abuse and mysterious deaths in the State?

Paul Wellstone

The proper question may sit within the four cryptic words continuously repeated by presidential candidate Donald Trump regarding the truth behind our government and it’s bizarre spiral into insanity. .

“There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
– Donald J. Trump

The document dump obtained by Write Into Action is disturbing beyond measure and supports Trump’s cynical code-speak.

Essentially – the FBI and U.S. Attorney General’s office appear to have deliberately run out the clock to avoid acting on information received from a 15 year veteran of a police force in Minnesota, which exposed horrific prisoner abuse and may have prevented a graveyard’s worth of mysterious deaths.


The 15 year career of former East Grand Forks Police officer and investigator Gary Deitz ended in termination after he broke ‘The Blue Code’.

Former EGFPD officer and Whistleblower Gary Deitz talks to Valley News Live

Former EGFPD officer and Whistleblower Gary Deitz talks to Valley News Live

The evidence obtained by Deitz was so powerful he actually captured a fellow police officer, Rodney Hajicek, on tape, stating he planned to lie to investigators about an investigation of the Department. Hajicek went onto to become the ranking police officer at the EGFPD; where he remains to this day.

Serious questions are now being raised as to how many congressional complaints and legitimate referrals from police officers and patriotic whistleblowers have been swept under the rug in Minnesota.

As state and federal law enforcement across the nation now brace for what could be a firestorm of violence following the fatal police shooting of Castile; the truth is the American public may only be watching tragic theater.

Sen. Wellstone’s files reveal Minnesota authorities, as well as the DOJ, FBI, and Special Litigations Section in Washington D.C., have long possessed very specific and actionable evidence of police abuse and widespread public corruption in Minnesota at the ‘pattern and practice’ level.

In 1997 Wellstone contacted the Justice Department and requested an inquiry regarding the information provided by Deitz.

Deitz’s initial correspondence with Sen. Wellstone rings sadly tragic today.

Dear Mr. Wellstone:

I was a police officer with the City of East Grand Forks for 15 years. In October 1991, I went to the FBI with many concerns about the city of East Grand Forks, city officials, and most important the abuse of prisoners by police officers. I have developed a heart condition, depression, and Post Traumatic Stress. The Post Traumatic Stress was due to the beating of Jon Osowski and the fact that they covered the incident and did nothing about it. Yet, the beatings continue. The Grand Forks office of the FBI is allegedly looking into the abuse of Dean Bass (dislocated arm while in custody in December 1995) and Neil DesJarlais (three broken ribs while in custody in April 1996) both of them were in custody of the East Grand Forks police department and both are American Indian males.

Subsequent communications between Sen. Wellstone, the Justice Department, and the FBI show Deitz turned over troves of actionable information regarding prisoner abuse and mysterious deaths after eye-witnessing a man beaten to within an inch of his life in the EGF police station.

Paul Wellstone Letter to Gary Deitz

Write Into Action continues to review the documents.

As public figures, national leaders, and politicians, from President Barack Obama, to Gov. Mark Dayton, to Donald Trump, now grapple with the mindless death cult sweeping the nation, it just may be the solution begins with recognizing the true tragedy of the words…

“Dear Mr. Wellstone: I was a police officer…”


GFPD chief Mark Neslon covering up premeditated attempted murder?

Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson was featured on the cover of the Grand Forks Herald today where he discussed 'body cams'.

Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson was featured on the cover of the Grand Forks Herald today where he discussed ‘body cams’.

Grand Forks Herald ‘cover story’ the ‘cover story’?

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on July 4, 2016, 9:52 P.M. CST

Is Grand Forks Police Chief Mark Nelson covering up an attempted premeditated murder?

Evidence is piling up against him.

Here’s what’s going on.

The GFPD and University of North Dakota have been colluding to cover up the truth about a police shooting that happened in Grand Forks on February 28, 2015 when UND police officer Jerad Braaten shot David James Elliott multiple times in the head in the parking lot of Altru hospital.

Braaten told the ND BCI he fired on Elliott because he believed GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson had been struck or was being dragged by Elliott’s pick-up truck. .

That whole cock-a-meenie story is falling apart.

Emerging evidence from sources, including a person claiming to David Elliott himself, say Braaten attempted to shoot Elliott minutes before while they were atop the Columbia Road bridge. Sources tell Write Into Action that body-cam and dash-cam video shows Elliott had stopped his vehicle and put both his hands out the window – but Braaten tried to shoot him anyway – but his gun jammed.

According to a person identifying himself as David Elliott, Braaten attempted to lie about the incident atop the bridge until a cartridge was found from that location that had his fingerprints on it.

If that’s true – the shooting in the parking lot was an attempted murder because Braaten was trying to kill Elliott (possibly connected to the thousands of pills found in Elliott’s vehicle).

Cam footage cam from atop the Columbia bridge was blacked out by the GFPD and replaced with the word ‘REDACTED’. One officers body cam appears to be covered by his coat during critical times. Another officers dash-cam, which captures the shooting in the distance, was changed from color to black and white to obfuscate the details. See screenshots I prepared at — Did somebody alter police cam video from shooting of unarmed man in Grand Forks, North Dakota?
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 14, 2016, 9:16 A.M. CST

Braaten’s video simply disappeared.

The reason Chief Nelson suddenly felt compelled to discuss ‘body cams’ with the local media is not because he wanted or desired to do that. He had to do it so he could casually mention that body cams sometimes break.

Why would Nelson be talking about body cams breaking?

Here’s why …

GFPD Body Cam Request For Ellingson


Jerad Braaten Body Cam Request

View the following You Tube clip to see Nelson attempt to be nonchalant about body cams breaking sometimes.

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Altru Health Systems, UND, law enforcement, Court officers advised of coming storm
by Timothy Charles Holmseth on July 3, 2016, 10:38 P.M. CST


DOCUMENT: University of North Dakota covered up the truth about cop that shot unarmed man

Document shows Grand Forks County States Attorney and ND BCI involved in cover up

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on June 21, 2016, 10:47 P.M. CST

The University of North Dakota (UND) campus cop that shot an unarmed man in a hospital parking lot prevented video of the shooting from being captured and/or seen.

And – he was (quietly) disciplined for it in writing.

But – the public never knew about it.

Then – he went on to be hired by the Grand Forks Police Department (GFPD).

Jerad Ryan Braaten shot David James Elliott, an unarmed man, in a Grand Forks hospital parking lot on February 28, 2015.

Braaten was disciplined in writing on April 30, 2015 for “failure to adhere to UND policy 446 entitled Mobile Audio Video.”

UND letter Jerad Braaten

Write Into Action’s review of the ND BCI investigation into the officer involved shooting reveals Braaten also failed to properly set up his body-cam.

Write Into Action was provided a copy of the UND letter of discipline against Braaten today, after confronting UND Police Chief Eric Plummer, Interim UND President Ed Schafer, and incoming UND President Mark Kennedy about campus safety and drug trafficking.

The disciplinary action taken against Braaten was never publicized by the Grand Forks Herald, Valley News Live, FOX, or any other media.

The media failure to report this fact is very relevant to public safety.

The revelation of the disciplinary action would have revealed to the public that North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s BCI, UNDPD, and the Grand Forks County States Attorney office, did not see all video of the shooting because the shooter himself made sure it was not seen.


On March 26, 2015, Grand Forks County States Attorney David Jones determined Braaten was justified in shooting Elliott.

Jones’ actions show he is irresponsible and dangerous.

There is no possible way Jones could reasonably make a determination that the shooting was justified; knowing the shooter tampered with evidence.

Not only was Braaten’s video unavailable; other video of the police shooting was also tampered with.

Write Into Action obtained dash-cam video captured on the night of the shooting and discovered one video had been deliberately converted to black and white, which obfuscates details of the actual shooting.

The GFPD said they don’t why the one video is black and white although all the others are in color.

It only get’s worse, folks.

On February 6, 2016 the Herald reported the GFPD hired Braaten. Insult upon injury is the fact Braaten was hired to the exception of any other aspiring police officers that applied – slap in the face to them all.

Then – UND and GFPD did this…

On June 20, 2016 the Grand Forks Herald, working in tandem with UND, published an article featuring the disciplinary action of a UND officer that recently left his squad car un-secured, which allowed it to be stolen.

The Herald published part of the letter that said, “Law enforcement officers are held to a higher standard by our community members and your violation of policy negatively reflects on fellow officers and the Department.”

Write Into Action is presently investigating new information in the mysterious death of Caitlin Jenna Erickson; Erickson’s death was occurring at the same time the police were trying to kill Elliott.