Andersen grand jury testimony at issue

Andersen grand jury testimony at issue

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 29, 2010, titled Andersen grand jury testimony at issue. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It was OK for an FBI agent to mislead the federal grand jury that indicted former Minneapolis cop Jason Andersen because the agent didn't do it intentionally, a Justice Department lawyer told a judge Friday at a hearing to decide whether the charge should be thrown out.

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Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#1 Oct 30, 2010
This is such a mess. In front of grand jury, police often say thinks that aren't true. I know. An officer told a grand jury that I had said, "I might have done it." I never said anything of the sort, and there was plenty of proof. But, if you aren't invited, and I'm sure Andersen wasn't, you don't find out until later, after they indict you what was said. This just goes to show once more how badly the police want him gone.
mackie mccleod

Vienna, ME

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Edward Rodgers was in charge of investigating cases of Child Abuse at the FBI
THE DENVER POST - Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse
By Howard Prankratz
Denver Post Legal Affairs Writer
Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.
The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.
Rodgers, 72, who became a child abuse expert after retiring from the FBI and joining the colorado Springs DA’s office, failed to appear for the trial. But in a deposition taken in March, Rodgers denied ever hitting or sexually abusing his children.

FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse
Tuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PM
By JOHN SOLOMON
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP)- The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.
John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

Monday August 8, 2005 Longtime FBI agent sentenced to prison on child porn count
By JOHN MILLER
Associated Press Writer
BOISE, Idaho (AP) A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest mountain-man Claude Dallas and was involved in a deadly 1984 siege involving white supremacists in Washington state is going to prison for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
William Buie, 64, of Boise, most recently worked as an investigator for the Idaho attorney general's office.

February 22, 2007
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. A F.B.I. analyst has been sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a young girl in Spotsylvania County.
Forty-four-year-old Anthony John Lesko entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child. An Alford plea means Lesko doesn't admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction.
Authorities say Lesko engaged in a sex act with her nine times, beginning when she was nine years old.
According to the plea, Lesko said he was a victim in the case. He said the girl initiated the contact.
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FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public
May 25, 2007 09:02 PM
FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public
Posted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News Editor
FBI Special Agent Ryan Seese, 34, is facing sex offense charges after a cleaning woman said she found him masturbating in a women's lavatory on campus, according to a University of Arizona police spokesman.
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FBI agent arrested on child sexual assault charge
Associated Press - January 15, 2008 6:14 PM ET
PUEBLO, Colo.(AP)- An FBI agent is under arrest in Pueblo for investigation of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust.
Authorities say 53-year-old David Allan Johnson is being held in the Pueblo County jail today on a $100,000 bail.
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Former Great Falls FBI agent sentenced on child sex charges
Jan 23, 2008
A man from Great Falls who's accused of sexually assaulting five underage girls will be spending the next 10 years behind bars.
Stanley Perkins, 64, changed his plea to guilty after police began investigating him for child molestation in August 2006.
The former educator, who also served two years as an FBI agent, was sentenced on one count of felony sexual assault.
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mackie mccleod

Vienna, ME

#3 Oct 30, 2010
for more information about our conferences dealing with crimes committed by FBI agents to see a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long
forums.signonsandiego. com/showthread.php?t=59139

to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see
campusactivism. org/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=29

also see
ctka.net/pr500-king.html
CCC

Litchfield, MN

#4 Oct 30, 2010
Mike, I really don't understand your logic here. What is your personal experience with a grand jury and what makes you able or qualified to say that police often say things in front of a grand jury that aren't true? In my opinion t
his article tells me that their investigation of Officer Andersen is fouled up because the investigators left out evidence that may have prevented this case from even going to a grand jury in the first place. I'm all for a fair trial but it better include all the evidence.
tom

Litchfield, MN

#5 Oct 30, 2010
Certain admin want him gone. The real police, the cops that work the street and do actual police work, want him back. Street cops are the ones that get the job done and deal with the actual criminals. They don't sit inside and critique what's going on outside of a cushy office. My bet is that if an officer needs help they want a cop to show up and get the situation under control quickly. So the statement the police want him gone is inaccurate...in my opinion.
Saint Paul RiverRat

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Oct 30, 2010
The article states: "Andersen, 33, is accused of using excessive force when he kicked a 15-year-old twice in the head at the annual Crystal Frolics carnival."

Officer Anderson states: "I then used my right foot and kicked him two times in the upper left arm in (an) attempt to assist in getting his hands free."

So which is it? Did Anderson kick the kid in the head or in the "upper left arm"? It makes a big difference. If the charges are true Anderson filed a false police report and should be prosecuted for that also. If the charges are not true where did they cone from?

In any event let's hope Officer Anderson never again has the opportunity to kill.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#8 Oct 31, 2010
CCC wrote:
Mike, I really don't understand your logic here. What is your personal experience with a grand jury and what makes you able or qualified to say that police often say things in front of a grand jury that aren't true? In my opinion t
his article tells me that their investigation of Officer Andersen is fouled up because the investigators left out evidence that may have prevented this case from even going to a grand jury in the first place. I'm all for a fair trial but it better include all the evidence.
When a grand jury is called, if you are the reason, they don't have to let you know. The grand jury can hear from the prosecution and many things can be included that wouldn't be allowed in a regular court of law. In my case, an officer testified that I told him I might have done it. I never said that. But he believed the person accusing me who turned out to have a past history of mental illness. They indicted me, but ended up dropping the charges. The police too often get in a big hurry to prove a theory and don't cover all the bases. Sometimes, as in this case, they omit things that are helpful to the defense. They think because someone is guilty, that it shouldn't matter. It always does. I'm not an Andersen fan at all, but he deserves the right to a fair hearing and trial.
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#9 Oct 31, 2010
No one else seems to remember the video tape that was shown right after this incident. It showed an officer running toward the kid and kicking him in the head. Was this another case or did this video suddenly go by the wayside. I do remember that part of the reason a few other officers were implicated in this, Crystal officers if I remember right, is because they were on the scene and did not try to stop him. Doesn't anyone else remember this?

“OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!”

Since: Oct 10

Minneapolis

#10 Nov 4, 2010
They'll do anything to get Anderson off the force at this point.
He'll sue, he'l win and he deserves to.
Maybe if these crack head parents whooped their kids like they should the cops would have to do it.
But you know, it take a village and all that crap.
Once Again

United States

#11 Nov 4, 2010
If this case isn't dropped it would be horrible. How could the Judge not see that the FBI was trying to make Andersen something he is not. There is not way there decision wouldn't have been impacted by having a report. Both the Federal Attorney and FBI agent lied and said he didn't do a report. He lied on the stand to the juries face. This thing should be dropped!!!
kill_anderson

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 5, 2010
why is piece of shhiat not dead yet?

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