David James Elliot shot by police shortly after FBI received evidence of death threat against plaintiff in federal lawsuit against local police

Minneapolis FBI and federal judge received evidence the day before Elliot shooting 

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on March 8, 2015 at 9:26 A.M.

David James Elliot was shot within nearly one day of the Minneapolis FBI, and a United States District Court judge, receiving police reports, and a recording, that documented telephonic death threats against a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the local police.  

The police reports, which had been made to the East Grand Forks Police Department in Minnesota, and Grand Forks Police Department in North Dakota, regarding two separate incidents of threats, were sent to Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton, Minneapolis FBI, and Federal Judge Leo I. Brisbois.

The report of ‘Tampering with a Witness’ was signed for by the FBI on February 26, 2015. The report contained police reports from the EGFPD and GFPD, which included an audio recording of a man threatening Timothy Charles Holmseth.

Holmseth is the plaintiff in HOLMSETH V. CITY OF EAST GRAND FORKS ET AL.

Elliot is believed to have been unarmed when he was shot six times by UND Police Officer Jerad Braaten near the entrance to the emergency room at Altru hospital in Grand Forks.

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