25 February 2009

NH AG Kelly Ayotte gives Fred Hoysradt -- another abusive, dangerous cop -- a get out of jail free pass.

Just as I've said, Kelly Ayotte is the Devil incarnate. Here's today's Union Leader story, you know the paper that gave her the "Citizen of the Year" award. What a joke. Visit New Hampshire.... and die!

PORTSMOUTH – Investigators initially pursued a handful of charges, including sexual assault, against a former police captain who allegedly attacked a reporter for The Portsmouth Herald before the state Attorney Generals Office settled on a deal for a single misdemeanor with no jail time, according to files released yesterday.

Fred Hoysradt, 47, of Barrington pleaded no contest this month to misdemeanor simple assault for an incident in the home of crime reporter Elizabeth Dinan in July 2008. He was fined $1,200.

A state police trooper who investigated the incident recommended five charges, including three misdemeanor simple assaults, one misdemeanor sexual assault and one misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

Here's what Jay from Concord has to say, and it ties in directly with what I've been saying for years:
No one should be surprised that he only got a slap on the wrist for something any citizen would be jailed for. Under this AG Cops have license to threaten (State Police), assault (Salisbury Chief), drive drunk (Hooksett Cop), endanger people in Court (Court Officer who shot himself in Court with a unauthorized gun, shoot each other playing Cops and robbers in a ban (Concord Sgt.). Now sexual assault is ok too. When will this end?
- Jay, Concord

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Small wonder you got kids like Liko Kenney scared shitless from these cops, and the more Kelly plays this game the more likely they are to die in the "line of duty" whatever that is. As a former AAG, I gotta say, she is the pits, the absolute worst AG on Civil Rights you will ever see.

Here is Kelly Ayotte's legacy, and here's the latest on the mentally handicapped children being abused under her watchful eye.

PS: Here is the dumb-bunny comment of the year at the UL story:

Hey all of you cop bashers....
Might I remind you that it was a COP (State Trooper) who investigated the case and recommended FIVE separate charges!!!

So much for your "take care of their own" argument.
- Mark, Bedford


KingCast says, Dear Mark: As a former AAG I am not a cop basher. I am into responsible LE, which Kelly Ayotte.... is not. She disregarded the FIVE separate charges, so she is the one "taking care of her own," you tool. And look at the Paulhus case, fool. We know there are tons of Good LE out there, but the scary thing is that the fish rots at the head, and that head has a name: Kelly Ayotte.

1 comment:

Christopher King said...

Former Portsmouth cop spared jail in plea
By CLYNTON NAMUO
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent
11 hours, 44 minutes ago

PORTSMOUTH – Investigators initially pursued a handful of charges, including sexual assault, against a former police captain who allegedly attacked a reporter for The Portsmouth Herald before the state Attorney Generals Office settled on a deal for a single misdemeanor with no jail time, according to files released yesterday.

Fred Hoysradt, 47, of Barrington pleaded no contest this month to misdemeanor simple assault for an incident in the home of crime reporter Elizabeth Dinan in July 2008. He was fined $1,200.

A state police trooper who investigated the incident recommended five charges, including three misdemeanor simple assaults, one misdemeanor sexual assault and one misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

"Based on the evidence, that's what we thought was the reasonable charge to bring,'' Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said yesterday of the plea deal with Hoysradt.

Hoysradt resigned shortly after the incident last year and later retired.

Investigative files released yesterday by the Attorney General's Office say Dinan and Hoysradt told police conflicting stories about what happened that night in July.

Dinan told police that Hoysradt phoned her and asked to come to her home on Maplewood Avenue, according to a transcript of her interview. She assumed it was to discuss the DUI checkpoints they had talked about earlier, but once there, he immediately hugged and kissed her, she said.

Dinan said she pushed off Hoysradt's advances and repeatedly asked him to leave, but he did not.

Dinan said Hoysradt also touched her breast and then held her arms at her sides as she struggled. She told police she yelled at him before he finally released her and left.

Once outside, Dinan said, Hoysradt yelled into her home and asked to come back inside. She responded by blowing a crow call, which is similar to a duck call, before he finally left and she contacted a female officer she knew.

For his part, Hoysradt said he called Dinan, but that she invited him over for drinks. He said he was at the State Street Saloon and drank two Captain Morgans with ginger ale prior to going to her home.

Once at her house, he said, it was Dinan who made a pass at him. Hoysradt said he told Dinan they were just friends and she became adversarial.

Hoysradt said he then tried to ask Dinan if she was okay, and she responded with crow calls.

Dinan also told investigators that days before the July incident, Hoysradt saw her at a crime scene and commented on her not wearing a bra. She said she mentioned the exchange to Officer Rochelle Jones.

Dinan reported the incident with Hoysradt at her home to Jones shortly after it happened.

Jones later told police in a separate interview that Hoysradt has made less than professional comments before, including that his wife doesn't have sex with him, that he found her attractive and that she should have married him, but that she always just brushed them aside.

"I don't expect somebody like Elizabeth Dinan to have the same tolerance I have,'' Jones said.

In an interview yesterday, Dinan maintained her version of events.

"I absolutely did not make any sexual advances on him, absolutely vehemently, 100 percent did not," she said. "Did I freak out? Yes. How many times did I have to tell him to leave? Five.''

Among the files released yesterday was a letter dated Dec. 1 that Dinan sent to Jane Young, pushing for a resolution to her case.

"Hoysradt's inappropriate behavior outside of the crimes at my home are part of the record, and his colleagues who have known him a lot longer than me do not believe him,'' she wrote. "I ask that you take the recommendation of your own investigator, Trooper [Steven] Puckett, and prosecute. Otherwise, you send a message that what Hoysradt did is acceptable, while putting other women at risk."

Dinan said officials contacted her after she sent the letter and informed her of the impending plea deal, which she agreed to because of the uncertain outcome of a trial and the likelihood that she would be attacked on the stand.

Hoysradt's attorney, Jonathan Cohen, refused to comment yesterday.

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I'm no cheerleader for the cops, but this doesn't seem that out of the ordinary. What has been established as fact? That they were both in the victim's home. Everything else is he said, she said. If this had gone to trail, he could have been convicted of all charges or he could have been cleared of all charges. The victim clearly understood the shakiness of the case and wanted to ensure that he was convicted of something.
- Jeff, Manchester

Thanks again, Kelly Ayotte, for putting the interests of NH's citizens before your blind loyalty to the police! Oh, wait...
- Lynn, Manchester

This situation like so many others comes down to accountability. If you are not held accountable for you actions by the people responsilble then those people are no better. All parties except for the trooper weren't held accountable. Even the reporter was wrong she should have told him they should meet at the station or at her office not her home. So it looks like from the govenor all the way down to the reporter with all the heads in between should have some disciplinary action placed on them. But sad as it is we all know that won't happen because that's the proper thing that should happen. I agree with the others if it was me that commited these crimes I be typing this from a cell.
- JOB, Raymond NH

Hey all of you cop bashers....
Might I remind you that it was a COP (State Trooper) who investigated the case and recommended FIVE separate charges!!!

So much for your "take care of their own" argument.
- Mark, Bedford

Maybe he should run for Treasury Secretary, too - this double standard stuff is getting very old.
- Frank, Manchester

U folks don't get it? don't say a citizen would have gotten worse.. a citizen out have gotten the same thing. U hear about it all time. it's call PLEA BARGINING and EVERYONE gets a plea bargin .. in this case. as they said to her. the case would go to trial and it may turn out he gets off all together. SHE did NOT want to get on the stand.. were they would bring up stuff like her being on the job and why she wasnt' wearing a bra?? etc. the sexual assault charge is BS plain and simple.. she said he grabbed her breast. well in a trial . he could easly say it was an accident. etc. etc. Then he's on a sex offenders list. which is again BS . the sex offeneders list is Serious and should ONLY have serous sex offenses on them. charging him with sexual harrasment YES most certainly . but sexual assault? that's a stretch and an insult to womem who have been sexually assaulted and scared for life. from a Real sexual assault!!
- frank, goffstown

Walter -

You completely missed my point - when I said "akin to a speeding ticket", I meant that they might as well have given him a speeding ticket as a B misdemeanor carries absolutely nothing other than a fine. No jail time could have been brought to the table and is ultimately a negligible charge. This won't even result in a certification being pulled. A B misdemeanor is also very easy to have expunged. It is a slap on the wrist, and that was my point.
- ar, seacoast

AR,

Someone who comes onto this forum and states that she is a member of law enforcement should probably know what she is talking about. A speeding ticket is a VIOLATION not a class B misdemeanor. Maybe its time to go see ol' Vittum for a refresher on that Motor Vehicle Code.

For everyone else here watch out on the seacoast. You could end up with a criminal record if you get caught speeding and get charged with a misdemeanor.
- Walter, Concord

Although I agree this guy should have a harsher punishment, the plea deal was agreed to by the victim in this case, as most plea deals usually are. And for those of you that think that this guy got off easy because he is a cop, I encourage any of you to go sit in your local District Court on a regular basis and see just how many "average Joe's" get plea deals for lesser sentences. It happens more than you think, it just so happens that any criminal act involving a police officer makes the news.
- Phil, Laconia

What a crock . If Hoystadt believed his version of the story why did he quit his job and retire ? He should have been tried with the five charges the state trooper recommended . Dinans always going to be looking over her shoulder now .
- Lew, Manchester

As a female in law enforcement, and as someone who is acquatinted with parties involved, I am appalled at the miscarriage of justice in the state. A civilian defendant would have been charged with all counts, convicted of at least some, and sentenced accordingly iat the District Court level. Fred, a disgrace to the badge, gets off with a slap on the wrist and a good chance that this B misdemeanor (akin to a speeding ticket) will be expunged from his record in no time. The NH Attorney General's Office should be ashamed - all this money on sexual assault and DV conferences and claims of victim advocacy,and we still treat the victim as the bad guy. Apparently we still have a good ol boy club even at the AG's office. It is no longer about truth and justice, it is all about politics with prosecutors these days.

And when are police departments going to stop tolerating this behavior and stop promoting individuals who clearly can't behave themselves? Looks someone needs to start demanding change and a little house cleaning.
- AR, seacoast

Will you give me a freakin break. This guy should be in jail and the AG's office lets another cop walk. Time for a shakeup over there.
- francis, Francistown

sexual assault AND assault with no jail time as punishment.

wow! no wonder why our police forces are so stinking corrupt and misbehaved. this is pretense to the cops being able to bust down your door without warrants. anyone want to disagree? get bent! the courts are obviously behind these miscreants, why would you assume that our court system would be on YOUR side? LOL!!!!
- scott, chichester

Ahhh They always manage to watch for their own. If this had been Joe Q Citizen committing these atrocious acts they would have demanded that he be locked up and the key thrown away - but alas ..we now have a different standard for those employed by the (not so thin) Blue Line.
- michael, cornish

No one should be surprised that he only got a slap on the wrist for something any citizen would be jailed for. Under this AG Cops have license to threaten (
State Police), assault (Salisbury Chief), drive drunk (Hooksett Cop), endanger people in Court (Court Officer who shot himself in Court with a unauthorized gun, shoot each other playing Cops and robbers in a ban (Concord Sgt.). Now sexual assault is ok too. When will this end?
- Jay, Concord

Hoysradt should have gone to jail. He's a disgrace to the uniform.
- Larry Gillis, Cape Coral FL

Wow! The rest of us would have gotten 10 plus years in the pen for those actions. Wonder if he drove drunk too after slamming down 2 Captains!!! What a great state we live in!!
- Rick, Goffstown

An old saying Hell has no fury like a woman scorned
- Frank Graves, Mims Fl

It is apparent as more facts are made available that Kelly Ayotte and her staff at the AG's Office dragged their feet and eventually cut a special deal for this embarassing example of a law enforcement officer. If there was any doubt that the AG's Office cuts special deals for law enforcement, this case should remove it. Ms. Ayotte has compromised the values and integrity of the AG's Office in her ultimate political pursuit of the Governor's chair. But in doing so, she has ensured that the mismanagement of this particular prosecution will ensure that this albatross will certainly be hung around her neck when she openly campaigns for Governor. Hoystradt & Ayotte have made a mockery of our criminal justice system here in New Hampshire, and rest assured many of us out here in the heartland will not soon forget!
- Peter Fitzgerald, Rumney, NH

Man, does this guy have a problem! I think that it was inappropriate for the AG's office to reduce the punishment because he was a cop. Being a cop is not the story here, it only adds confusion as to the real problem. This ex Captain disgraced himself and the department he work for. The man cannot control himself. Which would make me question some of his prior actions as a Law Enforcment person. I would guess that's why he resigned soon afterward. BUT the question that should be asked of the AG's office, why did it (the investigation and charges) take 6 months and why would the AG's office intervene?
- Michael King, Epping