21 June 2007

KingCast presents: A simple question for NH AG Kelly Ayotte and another RSA 91-A request in the Franconia shooting tragedy.

Dear Attorney Ayotte:
As noted in yesterday's email correspondence with your office as reproduced in their entirety in this post, your staff failed to answer a question I have posed to you now on several occasions.

That question then, is as follows:

[We interrupt this blawg for an update from NH AG Homicide Section Chief, Attorney Jeffrey Strelzin]

Attorney Strelzin emailed me this morning to inform that the 2003 video, allegedly in its entirety, is part of the packet. He did not say anything about when the investigation was concluded, nor did he say anything about his request that KingCast not air the contents of our conversation, as noted in this post. Read comment #7 or so for his response. I will address the issues of sound production and video cutoff after I review the video. And so to, will Kenney family attorneys.

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When was the criminal investigation into the Franconia shooting tragedy completed? Again, as I have a full and complete copy of the email you sent to Attorney X on 15 May 2007, I am inclined to believe it was at latest one business day after the shootings, as noted in this post. Did someone in your office ever indicate anything different to State Rep. Schulze? I'm calling her on Friday to inquire, and I imagine the Kenney family attorneys will be inquiring in the not-too-distant future as well. For the ethical record, there is absolutely no direct connection between any of these attorneys and KingCast.

You wrote me on 15 March 2007 extolling the virtue of the New Hampshire Right-to-Know laws, but I have seen Homicide Section Chief Jeffery Strelzin try to deny us from posting our conversation online, as noted in this post, and now I see your office steadfastly refusing to answer a simple question.

Lastly, I hereby request a full and accurate copy of the entire video from 2003 in which three armed police officers took Liko Kenney down behind his car, and I want the names, rank and jurisdictions of each officer involved then, and where they are now.

Please advise,

Christopher King, J.D.

13 comments:

Christopher King said...

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 23:58:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Christopher King" kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
Subject: Did you complete your Franconia criminal investigation on or before 15 May, 2007?
To: Kelly.Ayotte@doj.nh.gov, Jeffery.Strelzin@doj.nh.gov
CC: kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com

Dear Attorney Ayotte:

I present two issues for your immediate attention.

First is a question regarding the duration of the investigation in this matter, and the second is an RSA 91-A request for information.

Please respond to the investigation question by the Close of Business, Friday 22 June 2007, and please let me know within the next business week when I may expect production of the 2003 video and its cost.

Thank you in advance for your time. Here then, is a copy of the relevant blog link and beneath that, the actual text of my Requests:

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http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/06/kingcast-presents-simple-question-for.html

When was the criminal investigation into the Franconia shooting tragedy completed? Again, as I have a full and complete copy of the email you sent to Attorney X on 15 May 2007, I am inclined to believe it was at latest one business day after the shootings, as noted in this post. Did someone in your office ever indicate anything different to State Rep. Schulze? I'm calling her on Friday to inquire, and I imagine the Kenney family attorneys will be inquiring in the not-too-distant future as well. For the ethical record, there is absolutely no direct connection between any of these attorneys and KingCast.

You wrote me on 15 March 2007 extolling the virtue of the New Hampshire Right-to-Know laws, but I have seen Homicide Section Chief Jeffery Strelzin try to deny us from posting our conversation online, as noted in this post, and now I see your office steadfastly refusing to answer a simple question.

Lastly, I hereby request a full and accurate copy of the entire video from 2003 in which three armed police officers took Liko Kenney down behind his car, and I want the names, rank and jurisdictions of each officer involved then, and where they are now.

Please advise,

Christopher King, J.D.

Anonymous said...

They don't have a case so they aren't gonna tell you Chris...This will have to wait until civil lawsuit discovery. You have documented the contradictions properly. If the NH legislature has a sense of justice it should begin its own investigation and someone up there should contact their local rep and demand one.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

Anonymous said...

Today:

BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A
Broward grand jury on Thursday decided that a former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy should not face criminal charges for shooting a Mexican laborer he had mistaken for a burglar at a Pompano Beach apartment complex...The former deputy, Lewis Perry III, 40, had a troubled career as a law enforcement officer and is serving a nine-month sentence in the Broward Main Jail for perjury, official misconduct and falsifying records...“While the shooting of German Gomez was extremely unfortunate, there is not probable cause to find that the shooting was caused by the specific intentional commission of unlawful acts or actions, or the culpable [criminal] negligence of any officers,” the grand jury’s report said...Because grand jury proceedings are secret, Broward Chief Assistant State Attorney Chuck Morton declined to comment...When Perry and a partner arrived, the deputies confronted the cousins outside the West Sample Road apartment complex. What happened next is unclear, but Perry shot and critically wounded the unarmed, undocumented immigrant in the head. The Sheriff’s Office has called the shooting an accident...In February, the day before a $15 million federal civil rights lawsuit was to be heard in court, the Sheriff’s Office settled with Gomez for an undisclosed sum...

So, in FL,like in NH, cops can wrongly assume someone committed a crime, use deadly force against a suspect who presented no threat (a gun in FL, a ramming police vehicle in NH), have the state (FL grand jury, NH AG)absolve the cops of clear criminal intent to abuse
and crimnally abusing their deadly force authority if non-public analysis (FL grand jury; NH AG) of state officals concludes it is OK.
Notice, however, that FL was not so confident of the grand jury decision that it was willi ng to risk a public review via a $15 million civil suit and settled that case. Note the FL victim is alive and will apparently be hospitalized for life for the rogue sheriff's gunshot wound to the head.

The questions: Did McKay commit intentional, specific unlawful acts by stopping Liko? By seizing Caleb Macauley (based on Souter's last decision)? Were McKay's acts culpably negligent? Toward Liko> Toward Macauley?

After the Souter decision, Macauley's lawyer will be hearing from Franconia's insurance carrier very soon, and Liko's is likely to as well. If NH must rely on a 2003 tape to defend McKay's 2007 negligent and probably criminal actions during the 2 traffic stops, there is no way any state/town party to the stops wins a case versus Macauley, and very likely no way they get off scott free versus Liko before a fair jury.

And then there is criminal gun felon shooter "hero" Floyd, but he has no municipal insurance, and no assets to speak of, so while his civil trial will reveal important facts, there wil be little compensation from him other than a sense of justice for Liko. This could include a state or federal investigation of how and why NH law enforcement botched their end of the case, and a political shakeup.

A Greek tragedy all around...

Anonymous said...

The state of the NH law enforcement community today:

Recently Promoted Veteran Portsmouth New Hampshire Police Lt. Rodney McQuate Suspended For Grabbing Another Officer’s Breast...Asked if he thought grabbing the woman’s breast constitutes a simple assault, Kelly said, “I’m not an attorney. I’m not familiar with that side of the law.”...

Man Recovering In Hospital After Accident, Despite New Hampshire State Police Press Release Reporting His Death...We as the state police seriously regret any stress or anxiety or anything the family was put through as a result of our mistake.”...Scarinza said that from now on, shift supervisors will be required to verify all received information before transmitting it...

Child Molester Former Newmarket Police Officer Dennis Pratte Arrested After Indictment For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm...Dennis Pratte spent nearly 20 years with the police department, beginning in 1974, before his 1994 arrest on charges that he sexually assaulted his juvenile step-daughter. Pratte pleaded guilty to the charges in 1995 and received a suspended sentence, said Assistant Rockingham County Attorney Jerome Blanchard. The former officer of the law is scheduled to be arraigned in the near future on the weapons charge. If he’s convicted and sentenced to the maximum on all charges, Pratte could spend up to the next 45 years in prison...

Chester New Hampshire Police Officer Scott Haggert And Chief Alfred Wagner Facing Federal Civil Rights Lawsuits For Motorist’s Beating...Jason Jerard of Durham is accusing part-time Chester police officer Scott Haggert of punching him numerous times, allegedly for no reason, during a routine traffic stop...Jerard was a passenger in a car that was followed and pulled over by Haggert in his cruiser. The two men were never charged with anything...

Jerard claimed Haggert threatened him, and later when he tried to exit the car to protest the stop, alleges the officer punched him a number of times.

Both the town and Haggert are named as defendants in the suit, which seeks damages for violating Jerard’s civil rights, assault and battery, and false arrest.

Enough said...

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't NH have a system like Maine's to keep the McKays out of police work:

MEXICO, MAINE - Town Manager John Madigan still believes Patrolman Michael Richard should continue his job, despite Richard’s recent conviction for criminal threatening.

But it’s not up to Madigan, who has kept Richard, 57, of Rumford, on paid administrative leave for the 36 weeks it took the court system to resolve Richard’s domestic violence case.

The Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Board of Trustees in Vassalboro will make that decision.


The ME trustees revoked this guy's police license based on a domestic violence conviction, but surely they were tracking his police work during the investigation as well.

I guess civilian review boards can suspend a cop for cause prior to a conviction, after which a police license ca be revoked, even in NH (?)

Anonymous said...

5:20

And many, many other documented cases, in the small state of NH.

The Kenney case has sealed my vote:

NH local law enforcement = no confidence.

Until the local PD know they are accountable to the citizenry who hired them, and until we have a state DOJ that seriously investigates cases of excessive force, etc., the situtation will never improve.

That makes it difficult for the good cops as well as us regular folks.

LS

Christopher King said...

Dear 3:28

I know they won't tell me and I know I'm also making the (licensed) attorneys job easier, so of course I'll give the Kenneys all of my email exchanges with the AG's office. I just have to point out the contradictions and niggardly production of information to the World because this is clearly a Worldwide issue.

I'm sure they hate the fact that SCOTUS Blog (not to mention the media outside of NH) are watching this.

Dear 4:36

Absolutely. I vowed that I would never let Liko's death go down like Bruce Lavoie's, and it won't. For those of you new to this, the AG's office cleared the cops who busted down Bruce Lavoie's door, ran into his bedroom and shot him dead in front of his son, after barging in at 5:30 in the morning or some ungodly hour and they didn't clearly identify themselves.

At least in the War on Drugs they found half a roach.

Read the official report right here, which I can't believe exists online. I copied it just in case it disappears.

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/06/kingcast-notes-that-bruce-lavoie-and.html

Dear 5:20

Amazing how these "routine" traffic stops really...... aren't.

Dear 5:44

Thank you for that information. That will be important in the next phase of things as the town and NH move forward. To the newbies, check the post on civilian review boards:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2007/06/kingcast-says-its-past-time-for.html

And for everybody, now you can start to see why Columbus/Ohio Government started hating on me after I left the AG's office in '95 and started suing them:

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2006/09/justiceforkids-and-kingcast-welcome.html

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2006/05/first-amendment-protester-jerry-doyle.html

http://christopher-king.blogspot.com/2006/02/first-amendment-and-niggers-up-for.html

Peace.

Christopher King said...

RE: Did you complete your Franconia criminal investigation on or before 15 May, 2007?

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 08:53:50 -0400
From: "Strelzin, Jeffery" Jeffery.Strelzin@doj.nh.gov
To: "Christopher King" kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
CC: "Robbins, Joanne" Joanne.Robbins@doj.nh.gov

Mr. King:

In response to your RSA 91-A request today:

The copy of the 2003 Franconia Police Department video is part of our investigative file and will be released on Monday, June 25, 2007. Our paralegal Joanne Robbins will be contacting everyone today who requested the investigative materials, including you, to advise you what materials will be available and the cost.

We also have a copy of the reports from the 2003 incident and those will be part of the materials available for release on Monday. As for your request for the names, rank and jurisdictions of each officer involved in the 2003 incident, that information is contained in the materials available for release on Monday. Other than Cpl. McKay, we have no documents regarding your request for information about where those officers are now.

Sincerely,

Jeff Strelzin

Anonymous said...

Chris:

The Lavoie case won't be taken out of the public spotlight. It is captured in the Cato Institutes Study of botched no-knock raids in the governments war on some drugs (which is really motivated by asset seizures under the unconstitutional Rico act).

Here is the link to the Cato Study institute study,and you can find the Lavoie case by filtering under New Hampshire:

http://www.cato.org/raidmap/index.php#

LS

Christopher King said...

LS:

Right on, right on. Good to know that.

Call me for a bevy later, I gotta' lock you number in the phone this time.

Ciao,

-c

Anonymous said...

With ya CK. I'll give you a holler.

Be safe and God Bless.

LS

Anonymous said...

Based on this video that has been released, the town/state denied Liko Kenney pertinent information that would have backed up his case (2003) against being beat up that night. The court told him he didn't have witnesses!!!!

Dig your own grave Ayotte!

Christopher King said...

8:15:

Believe me, as I noted "there a taste in their mouths... as desperation.... takes hold."

Joy Division.

Anyway, I see that hater Charlie Bauer is still watching:

Jun 22 2007

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