Monday, August 11, 2008

Gundersen trial begins...opening statements - 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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The trial of former Blue Lake Police Chief David Gundersen got underway this morning with opening statements...

District Attorney Paul Gallegos laid his framework for the case, saying at its center, it's about the abuse of power.

During his opening statement, Gundersen's attorney Russell Clanton argued that the case has its beginnings in the Gundersen family court case and is part of a plot carried out by his client's ex-wife....

...During cross examination, (Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Lt. Dave) Morey testified that Gundersen's ex-wife and Seal planned to have the ex-wife hold onto the computer hard drive to turn over to her divorce attorney, Gallegos' wife Joan Gallegos, for possible future use. Morey denied that he had any plan for the photos.

”I'm not going to admit to that plan because it's not my plan,” Morey said. “That's the plan (they) told me about.”
Morey testified that he did not feel that he or other investigators had coerced or brow-beaten Seal into making statements of any kind....

...As to the weapons Gundersen is charged with possessing, Gallegos told the jury evidence will show they weren't purchased by the city of Blue Lake, that they didn't appear on any of the police department's weapons inventory lists and that their acquisition was not authorized by Blue Lake city managers.

Clanton countered that the weapons were obtained through a reputable dealer -- Southern California's Cinema Weaponry -- that they were registered by the manufacturer and that former Blue Lake City Manager Wiley Buck knew of their existence. Further, Clanton argued it is prudent for the police chief of a small town with a school and a casino to possess such weapons....

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Gundersen’s attorney, Russell Clanton, questioned Morey about a report he filed that talked about a plan where Gundersen’s ex-wife would find the photographs on the hard drive and give them to her attorney, at the time Joan Gallegos, for her custody fight with Gundersen.

A times the exchanges between the two grew heated as Clanton asked why he placed it in the report.

“That’s not my plan. That was her plan,” Morey testified. “I’m not going to admit I’m a part of this plan, because I’m not.”

Further testimony revealed that Gundersen’s ex-wife arranged Seal’s meeting with Morey, and even stood in the doorway when Seal first talked with him.

Morey couldn’t say for sure whether Seal knew she would be talking with him that morning instead of Gundersen’s ex-wife.


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



  1. Gotta Love It!

    "In every situation Rose is a reliable corporate hailer

    Salzman’s name is central in elaborate conspiricies she’ll tailor

    Her grip on reality it couldnt be much frailer

    It’s if she was smoking crack like Lawrence Taylor

    She hopes all the trehuggers get run down by a tractor trailer

    Hurrying to deliver plastic crap to her favorite WAL-MART retailer

    Against Local Solutions she is an incessant railer

    Bellowing like Captain Ahab from the deck of his whaler

    About throwing R. Trent in the can, just like was like a drunken sailor

    And hoping that he gets beat senseless by an irate jailer.

    Compared to hers, his trangressions seem much paler

    just minute trifles, that would blind an auto detailer

    Ideological constipation that’s the affliction that ails her

    Reading the latest Eureka Coalition for Jobs mailer

    Made Rose so verklempt she needed to use an inhaler

    It claims Richard Salzman is just like Vlad the Impaler"

  2. Wow, someone is reaaaaally impressed with themselves. Go back to Her-dildo.

  3. Richard your getting drunk pretty early.

  4. 6:26 - What a dic_ head.

  5. He has unresolved issues.

  6. "Unresolved issues," hell that's the understatement of the year.

    Dick (ahem - doggerelface) go back to Heraldo of CPR. You rhyming stinks worse than your hat and you sound like a broken record. Looks like our Rose has you on the ropes with this cluster.

  7. Did I miss something? Why are the weapons charges being mixed in with this rape case? These should be at least two separate issues, I should think.

  8. Someone in the Times- Standard was saying they put the cases together to save time and money. That would certainly make sense to me, if the crimes are at all related. I don't see how the firearms have anything to do with the sex stuff other than maybe being found using a warrant from the original charges.

    But, maybe Clanton has something else in mind?

  9. I meant someone on the Times- Standard comments said that.

  10. Fred are you really that stupid?

  11. ER had another article:

  12. I am sure the case will proceed
    with "equity". Sure. Hey, PVG, you just figured out there were two people in the house? Well, one's still charged with raping the other, let's see what "equity" requires as the evidence proceeds.

    Really, "equity". He wouldn't know it if it bit him


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