Skip to comments.Fitzpatrick: People within the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Know what is going on
Posted on 10/30/2010 5:10:44 PM PDT by STE=Q
The Post & Email spoke with Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III shortly after 8:00 p.m. last evening from the Monroe County jail, at which time he reported the following:
"I have spoken with some of the deputy sheriffs here, and they know whats going on and cant say anything."
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Some background would be nice.
For those of us who do not know the background of this story, can someone give the TV Guide version of what this is about?
Some people in the Fort Worth Police department know whats going on too !!
Monroe County WHERE?
Looks like this is somehow tied up with Orly Taitz, multiple charges of corruption in the Sheriffs Dept in far eastern TN.
How about telling us where Monroe county is located?
I’m glad THEY know what’s going on, because we sure don’t.
IT’S IN TENNESSEE!
The rest of us have NO idea what is going on.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Oct. 27, 2010) LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) was arrested this morning at his home in Madisonville, TN on an unsigned Capias warrant dated October 22, 2010 charged with failure to appear at a hearing allegedly held on that date about which Mr. Fitzpatrick claims he was not given proper notice.
His attorney-of-record, who is reportedly withdrawing from the case for unspecified reasons, has not released a statement nor been available for comment. It is unknown whether or not Attorney Stephen Pidgeon received notification of or attended the October 22 hearing.
The judges order for Fitzpatricks arrest appears to have been written after the hearing and does not mention whether or not his attorney was present. The judge ordered that Fitzpatrick be held without bond. The order is date-stamped October 25, 2010.
Fitzpatrick was accused of riot and intimidation on April 1, 2010 after attempting to make a citizens arrest of the Monroe County grand jury foreman, who has been serving in that position for at least 20 years, according to the court clerks records. Section 22 of the Tennessee Code states that no juror can serve on the grand jury for a period of 24 months following the last date of service.
Both Fitzpatrick and his attorney have stated that a second jury member is serving in violation of the law, as court records show that she served in 2009. The judge stated in an undated Amended Order that The Record however is devoid of any proof that the said [juror’s name] is one and the same person.
Fitzpatrick has asked that a new grand jury be convened to hear his case since all current jurors are acquainted with the foreman. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, a retired special judge from Roane County, has refused that request. Court records show that Roane Countys grand jury foreman has been in place for more than 23 years.
Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. He claims that he has done nothing illegal and was attempting only to enforce existing Tennessee law. Monroe County court personnel have been contacted but have refused to make statements on the record. The Post & Email interviewed LCDR Fitzpatrick by phone following his arrest, during which he reported that he sustained facial contusions, a ripped left ear, injuries to his right arm, shoulders, ribs and head as well as repeated tasering by the four police officers who arrested him.
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Sounds like one of those nut cases...
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