Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard is doing everything in his power to prosecute me despite the fact that Prosecutor Negangard appears to have an unbelievable conflict of interest with my case. The problem that Prosecutor Negangard faces is no special prosecutor would take my case to trial so Negangard has no choice but to ignore his conflicts and special interests that are directly and indirectly tied to my criminal trial. Negangard is turning a blind eye to all laws and regulations pertaining to bias, prejudice, and impropriety in legal proceedings in a last ditch effort to save his reputation, his job, and to possible save him from being criminally charged for maliciously violating civil rights laws.
On March 17, 2011, Judge Sally A. Blankenship disqualified herself from my case and stated, “No judicial officer in Dearborn County is able to hear this matter.” The second judge in my case, Decatur Circuit Judge John A. Westhafer was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court, but later recused himself because he had known one of the alleged “victims” in my case, Judge James D. Humphrey, for 25 years and considered Judge Humphrey to be a “good friend.” On June 17, 2011, the third judge in my case, Rush County Circuit Judge Brian D. Hill granted my first public defender’s motion to withdraw because Mr. Watson stated that he had multiple cases in Judge Humphrey’s court and claimed the “situation at minimum creates an appearance of impropriety.” Prosecutor Negangard is an officer of the Dearborn County courts, a friend of Judge James D. Humphrey, and has many cases in Judge Humphrey’s court, yet for some reason the prosecutor does not believe that the issues present the appearance of impropriety. Please note that the above situations are not the only matters that should be subjected to the impropriety test. Please read the following and decide for yourselves whether you believe that Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard has a conflict of interest in prosecuting my case. [Impropriety-The quality or state of being improper, an improper act or remark. Please also note that the test for impropriety in law is not determining whether an act, remark, situation, etc., is improper; the test for impropriety is determining whether a reasonable minded person would determine that the act, remark, situation, etc, appears to be improper.] Assuming that the readers of this post are reasonable minded individuals, ascertain whether you believe the following potential conflicts give the appearance that it would be improper for F. Aaron Negangard to serve as the prosecutor in my criminal trial.
1) Negangard tries cases in Humphrey’s court
2) Negangard is friends with Humphrey family.
3) Negangard worked under Humphrey in prosecutor’s office prior to Humphrey becoming judge.
4) July 12, 2010 Negangard sent email to Dan and County Officials stating he would “make every effort to prosecute” Dan
5) July 7, 2010, Negangard lied about Indiana laws regarding investigatory records to obstruct Dan’s access to public records.
6) Negangard claimed Indiana law prohibited the release of investigatory records.
7) Negangard reinforced his misconception to County Officials in 7/12/10 email.
8) Negangard claims that Dan threatened Humphrey in August 2009 but did not initiate grand jury investigation until 2/15/2011.
9) Five days prior to initiating grand jury investigation, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard dismissed Dan’s complaint against Negangard, a complaint filed June 16, 2010.
10) No evidence of new “threats”, only web writings.
11) Unconstitutional to force person to defend 150,000 words of internet writings over the course of 18 months to support an alleged threat that occurred 18 months prior to grand jury investigation.
12) Negangard’s 7/12/10 email to county officials stated Dan “attacked” his office.
13) Negangard is being sued by Dan.
14) Negangard interviewed Connor on 10/20/11 and thus should be available to testify.
15) Negangard heads the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit and actively participated in investigation.
16) Negangard heads both the investigation of Dan Brewington and the prosecution of Dan Brewington.
17) Special Crimes Unit detectives, such as Shane McHenry, operate under Negangard’s control and then testify on behalf of Negangard/Prosecution.
18) Negangard has influence over who may be dismissed from SCU and/or power to dismiss detectives from SCU if Negangard is not “pleased” with detectives’ performance.
19) Negangard has been the subject of Dan’s internet writings criticizing Dearborn County officials for nearly two years.
20) Negangard claims Dan’s writings threaten, intimidate, and/or attack the Humphreys, Connor, Blondell, Melissa Brewington, Loechel, Indiana Supreme and Appellate Courts, the current court, as well as himself.
21) Negangard represents the alleged “victims” on behalf of the state while claiming to be a victim of Dan’s “attacks” well over a year ago.
22) Negangard submitted Dan’s Connor complaint filed with the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology as evidence to support illegal conduct yet continues to prosecute the case despite Dan filling a complaint and amended complaint against Negangard on 6/16/10 & 7/16/10, respectively.
23) Connor is a witness used by both the Dearborn Co. Courts and Negangard.
24) Both know Connor was appointed as a psychological expert to Indiana courts while not being licensed in Indiana.
25) Simple impropriety test would suggest Negangard has an interest in protecting his expert (Connor) as any findings of illegal and/or unethical conduct on the part of the County’s witness(Connor) could have negative consequences for current and past legal proceedings.
Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard has to be the king of the hypocrites. Prosecutor Negangard is picking and choosing words and phrases from over 2000 pages of “evidence” in his efforts to demonstrate that the totality of my free speech content somehow constitutes threats against public officials. At the same time he is trying to assemble random sections of my writings to rationalize my prosecution, Prosecutor Negangard is disassembling and dismissing an array of potential conflicts in an effort to rationalize why he should remain the prosecutor in my case. Why? It probably has something to do with public comments on websites such as the Dearborn County Public Forum, where comments read, “Negangard’s political reputation is resting on this one. He’s got to win.” And “I think win or lose Negangard’s reputation is already in the toilet.” It appears that Prosecutor Negangard’s only hope in salvaging his reputation is to ignore all conflicts and improprieties and do everything in his power to prosecute Dan Brewington. Feel free to contact me or my family at firstname.lastname@example.org If you feel that the actions of Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard have violated state and/or federal laws, feel free to contact local, state, and or federal authorities to report his actions. Thanks for the support.