Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More on yesterday's hearing - UPDATED

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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From today's ER ...Clanton requested a continuance based on having received more evidence from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office the day before...

...District Attorney Paul Gallegos argued against the continuance on the grounds that the additional evidence shouldn’t significantly increase the workload for the defense...

...After the recess, Reinholtsen said his presiding over the hearing might present a conflict of interest, since his brother is a member of the law firm representing Jane Doe No. 1....

...After moving to another courtroom presided over by Judge John T. Feeney, Gallegos called Jane Doe No. 2 to the stand....

,,,Although Jane Doe No. 2 couldn’t remember the date that it occurred, she testified that at some point she and Gundersen started dating and eventually moved in together.

In March 1999, she testified, Gundersen forced her to have sex after an argument in their McKinleyville home about his marital status....

...She said she reported the incident to the Eureka Police Department because she feared the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would do nothing – Gundersen’s ex-wife worked there at the time....

...Toward the end of the hearing, Clanton asked Jane Doe No. 2 whether she made any arrests with Gundersen when she worked at the TPD. Jane Doe No. 2 pleaded the Fifth Amendment, which is invoked when someone doesn’t want to incriminate themselves.

After Feeney said he would appoint a public defender for Jane Doe No. 2, Gallegos offered her immunity for anything she might say on the stand and said he would bring paperwork to today’s hearing.

“That should enable her to testify,” he said.

After the proceeding, Gallegos said he didn’t know she was going to plead the Fifth, but added that it wasn’t unusual.... Read the rest

The ER also has a log of the testimony. Read it here

TS 'Jane Doe 2' tells court of rape by Blue Lake chief
TS EPD reportedly didn't follow up on 1999 rape report

UPDATED:

Former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen has been cleared of all major charges first filed against him in 2008. - Arcata Eye MARCH 2012

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2 comments:

  1. What the fu.........

    This thing is so wierd on so many levels.

    I have no tolerance for sex offenders but this gal seems to be less than credible.

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  2. The Times Standard has posted an update:
    Alleged victim frilled on relationship with Gundersen

    I do love this Breaking News feature. HATE the pop unders and the new strange animated pop ups. Really wrecks the Times Standard's site, and doesn't make me think well of the advertisers. I now associate the word GRRRR with Netflix (and that's the mild word.)

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