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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Statement in Regards to Daniel Lockhart is Like The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

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Former Morgan County jailer cleared of criminal charge, lawyer blasts Morgan County’s Sheriff’s Office investigation POSTED 7:37 PM, APRIL 24, 2018, BY BRIAN LAWSON, UPDATED AT 07:39PM, APRIL 24, 2018

http://whnt.com/2018/04/24/former-morgan-county-jailer-cleared-of-criminal-charge-lawyer-blasts-morgan-countys-sheriffs-office-investigation/

DECATUR, Ala. --  A Morgan County judge Tuesday dismissed the tampering with government documents charge against former Morgan County jail warden Leon Bradley after two days of hearings that mainly focused on the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigation of the case.
It’s an especially complicated case, with allegations by the defense that law enforcement perjured themselves during the hearing, conducted an illegal wiretap and monitored sheriff’s office employees who might be talking to the FBI.
Its roots are in a long-running feud between Sheriff Ana Franklin and Morgan County Whistleblower blogger Glenda Lockhart.
Bradley faced a misdemeanor charge of tampering with government documents. Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators alleged Bradley had taken law enforcement records from the sheriff’s office, gave them to Lockhart and had law enforcement records at his home.
Bradley’s lawyers argued the search warrant used to search Bradley’s home was obtained through coercion of a confidential informant – Lockhart’s grandson --  who improperly gained access to a Morgan County blogger’s business.
He gathered documents while there, according to hearing testimony, and the documents gathered and photos he took served as a basis for the affidavit used to obtain the Bradley search warrant and a search warrant of Lockhart's business.
The informant – Daniel Lockhart – testified he received a “keylogger” from law enforcement officials and placed the recording software on his grandmother’s work and home computers.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying it was disappointed the charges against Bradley were dismissed, “without a full and fair opportunity for the presentation of evidence as to whether Mr. Bradley broke the law of the State of Alabama by disseminating confidential, law enforcement information to non-law enforcement personnel, which information was not subject to public disclosure.”The Alabama Attorney General’s Office was prosecuting the case and agreed with the defense motion to dismiss the charges.
Defense attorney Robert Tuten, who defended Bradley with co-counsel Nick Heatherly was critical of the sheriff’s office investigation, arguing it was aimed at stopping the blog.
“This has been really wild, unbelievable in fact,” Tuten said. “It’s a classic example of law enforcement stepping over the line."
“The use of a keylogger on somebody’s private computer, first of all, is illegal, but that didn’t seem to slow ‘em down or stop ‘em. They obviously, from the testimony put it on more than one computer.”
The sheriff’s office denied any wrongdoing in the investigation, saying in its press release:
“It is important to note that much of the information on which both the investigation and warrant was based was obtained directly from computers at the Sheriff’s Office,” the statement reads.
“Nevertheless, it is the understanding of this Office that Daniel Lockhart admitted today under oath that he has lied on multiple occasions to different law enforcement personnel.  The Sheriff’s Office understands and appreciates Judge Thompson’s obvious concern with avoiding even the appearance of impropriety in a criminal prosecution based even in part on this kind of testimony.
“To be clear, however, the Sheriff’s Office unequivocally denies any improprieties in the course of the investigation of Leon Bradley.”
Tuten also pointed to testimony from two sheriff’s office investigators who admitted driving to the Huntsville FBI office and touring the parking lot, trying to identify any vehicles belonging to sheriff’s office employees.
“To surveil the FBI to see who they’re talking to,” Tuten said. “Now that can only be for one or two reasons, either they want to know who the witnesses are so they can intimidate them into keeping their mouth shut, or to figure out what the witnesses may say, so they can figure out how to cover their tracks to where it won’t be led back to them.”
The defense asked the court to hold Morgan County law enforcement officers in contempt related to their testimony.
But Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson said he’d leave any contempt issues to others to handle.
Blogger Comments:  Whoever the sheriff's spokesperson is sure hasn't heard or doesn't know much about the sheriff and her fiefdoms.  Excerpts from WHNT 19 news below says that Daniel Lockhart admitted under oath that he lied to different law enforcement personnel on multiple occasions.  The sheriff and her Fiefdoms may have fared better if they had done the same thing and admitted all of their lying and conniving ways.  All I can say is damn Ana what do you call what you and your fiefdoms did?  It sounds like you and yours lied under oath to the judge as well as law enforcement officers.  Your guys spied on the FBI office to determine who was ratting you out.  Your guys planned on installing listening devices in my office and on my land line.  Who knows, maybe you did.  I hear Bones has connections...  You said under oath that you were not aware of ANY Keylogger software and didn't even know what it is until you heard about it in court.  That's a lie if we are to believe the Madison County Investigator and that of the Etowah County Sheriff's Investigator.  Ask me who I believe?  How soon we forget.  Oh! And by the way.  Didn't you have Keylogger Software installed on a lot of the Sheriff's Office Computers a few years back?  
“It is important to note that much of the information on which both the investigation and warrant was based was obtained directly from computers at the Sheriff’s Office,” the statement reads.
“Nevertheless, it is the understanding of this Office that Daniel Lockhart admitted today under oath that he has lied on multiple occasions to different law enforcement personnel.  The Sheriff’s Office understands and appreciates Judge Thompson’s obvious concern with avoiding even the appearance of impropriety in a criminal prosecution based even in part on this kind of testimony.
“To be clear, however, the Sheriff’s Office unequivocally denies any improprieties in the course of the investigation of Leon Bradley.”
Oh! And who was the rocket scientist among you that planned or hacked the break-in into Warden Bradley's private emails?  Have you folks ever heard of how to collect evidence legally? Get a dang warrant first.  The statement goes on to say that  "The Sheriff’s Office understands and appreciates Judge Thompson’s obvious concern with avoiding even the appearance of impropriety in a criminal prosecution based even in part on this kind of testimony."  That is definitely an understatement.  I am sure the judge heard enough BS during the hearing to last him a lifetime from more than one witness.  Ana will always live in Spin City. 


15 comments:

  1. This all started long before Daniels involvement. It was Ana’s determination to shut down the blog because of things being exposed like the misuse and abuse of funds from the rodeo and everything Title Marts. With every push from Ana like the threatening letters from Barney after we published the checks from the food funds to Title Marts, Ana lies deciet and spin have never stopped. We posted Barney’s letters on the blog. Ana hides and lies and we published what we learned or passed it on. While Ana and gang lies and deceives.
    Again, there are many courageous honorable employees and other people who all stood and did the right thing. They were not lying. The ones who have been proven over over to lie did so even in court. One even currently holds the title of Sheriff for the moment.
    Great job Glenda for getting all this off the ground and getting so many involved. It has been very costly and drawn out but in the end your determination to expose and make known the truth is all coming to light. This whole thing is almost over. It’s not just the Whistleblowers the public has to choose to believe but now many law enforcement and court officials who saw first hand the lies and deceit even while Ana and gang were lying under oath in court.
    Truth and Justice will prevail. Ana’s cousin and business partner Convicted Felon Greg Steenson has again been arrested for his involvement with Title Marts. Ana’s at the time boyfriend Steven Ziaja has been arrested for his involvement with Title Marts on numerous felony charges. It ican only be a matter of time before the additional arrest are made of Ana and gang for their involvement with Title Marts. This is the basis for all of Ana’s actions to try to silence anyone she thought had anything to do with this blog. She stopped at nothing to silence the blog to include further criminal actions. Great job to everyone who has assisted. Ana’s days of lies deciet blackmail and criminal activity will surely soon come to an end.
    And by the way, in the testimony there was admissions to paperwork and documents with Title Marts that was seized. Of all the items returned how much is returned that will not be destroyed altered or missing? So far the Sheriffs Office track record has been horrible. More on that later I am sure.
    Great job Glenda, congratulations Warden Leon Bradley!

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  2. The Sheriffs Office statement is exactly what it looks like...a joke. It's Ana's last parting shot. You can cry foul and say Daniel lied...but, then, you'd have to say those 11 witnesses lied. We all know that did not happen.

    "To be clear, however, the Sheriff’s Office unequivocally denies any improprieties in the course of the investigation of Leon Bradley"

    I guess if I was Ana Franklin and got my ass handed to me, I'd be in denial too.

    You can deny you didn't do anything wrong, but a judge didn't agree with you, not just any judge but the same one YOU lied too to get the warrant.

    The entire "Sheriff's Office" does not agree with you Ana. Ask them. Speak for yourself.

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  3. Will Mr. Bradley get his job back with the jail?

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    1. Why would he not? He will need to to help when everybody else gets cleared out. I am sure lots of job opportunities will be available in the jail and even numerous deputies.

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    2. He is retired now but I wouldn't blame him to sue the office over his wrongful termination. If this isn't the definition what is.

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  4. Bones ,fake Blake , Powell and Franklin made themselves look like complete idiot liers huh. What some disgraceful and stupid people. And they are supposed to be sworn to protect and serve.., what a bunch of asshats

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  6. You will not recover deleted whatsapp messages be able to delete it while SQL server service is running.
    Newer protocols don't do this - this is why some of the articles have been contrasting with Gmail, for example.

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  7. Does that mean it's safe to say that Franklin, Robinson, Wilson and Powell are LIERS? And none of them have the dignity to resign or quit. Making themselves and their families look so bad now

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    1. They still think they are above the law and have friends in high places to save them..............NOT!

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  8. Luther Strange tried to help Ana and covered for her for some of it. What did her running to Jeff Sessions do? Does the citizens of Morgan County realize how much Ana has blown through of tax payer money in traveling the country and legal defense to Barney? If Ana can’t pay for the task force does that mean the very expensive trip to Orange Beach is off this year? If she can’t afford the drug task force is she going to get the county vehicle back and gas card from Dee Ann Goodwin since she is not even an employee? Probably not for all the money funneled to Ana by Dee Ann who runs the commissary. What about all the pistol permit issues ? Pistol permits make enough by itself to fund the task force. What about all the overtime pay to those chosen who do not even work their regular hours but still get overtime? Livingston Berzett Bones Blake! You all are caught. Why are you still there? Is everyone going to have to publicly lashed and run off or will you save face for yourself your families and each other by turning your stuff in and coming clean trying to help yourselves in anyway you can? Truth shall set you free!

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  9. I think they are so full of themselves that it may take a beating from the whistle blower just to get their attention.

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    1. I left it in Alyssa last night. She don't like when I do that buy oh well

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