Saturday, March 4, 2017

Grand Jury Record Tampering by Indiana Deputy Attorney General, explained in Under 200 Words

In a Praecipe dated March 7, 2011, Dearborn County Prosecutor F. Aaron Negangard directed the “Court Reporter of the Dearborn Superior Court II to prepare and certify a full and complete transcript of the grand jury proceedings.” In a hearing, dated July 18, 2011, Deputy Prosecutor Kisor instructed defendant Brewington to rely on a “complete” transcription of the grand jury proceedings to develop a defense. On August 17, 2011, Negangard made the first mention of “witness testimony” in describing the transcripts. The table of contents from the grand jury transcripts show Page 1 as the beginning of witness testimony. There is no record of anyone instructing Court Reporter Barbara Ruwe to omit the opening and other portions of the grand jury proceeding. Negangard had Ruwe omit portions of grand jury proceedings without informing Brewington, thus depriving Brewington of indictment information and evidence. Negangard is now the second in command for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. Curtis Hill’s office now represents the Dearborn Superior Court II in Brewington’s Lawsuit seeking the grand jury audio behind the altered transcripts. And Attorney General Curtis Hill knows all of this.

Judge McLaughlin Recuses and Requests Transfer of Public Records Lawsuit

Update on Brewington lawsuit seeking Grand Jury Audio (Filed February 21, 2017) - On March 1, 2017, Judge Sally McLaughlin (formerly Blankenship) filed the Court’s ORDER OF RECUSAL AND TRANSFER, recusing herself from the case involving my lawsuit seeking the audio from my grand jury investigation. McLaughlin’s order also “requests the Clerk to transfer this cause of action to Dearborn Superior Court 1 since Dearborn Superior Court 2, the judge of Dearborn Superior Court 2, and the Dearborn Superior Court 2 court reporter are named as defendants in said matter.” The case was originally assigned to McLaughlin’s court by the Dearborn County Clerk.

There is no word on whether Rush County Superior Court Judge Brian Hill will continue to serve as Special Judge in my Petition for Post-Conviction Relief (“PCR”), filed February 22, 2017 as Hill is also name as a defendant in the public records case. There is also no word on whether the PCR will remain in the Dearborn Superior Court 2 as the lawsuit also names court report Barbara Ruwe as a defendant because it was Ruwe who altered grand jury transcripts and audio. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Brewington Motion for Change of Judge

The rules governing Post-Conviction Relief in Indiana allow a request for a change of judge if one can prove whether the judge has a bias against the person filing for relief. Prior to my criminal trial, Special Judge Brian Hill, from Rush County (IN) Superior Court, refused to provide me with basic constitutional rights like access to indictment information and evidence. Hill appointed a public defender who refused to meet with me or prepare a defense for trial. After my conviction, Hill continued to obstruct the release of grand jury audio until the Indiana Public Access Counselor ruled the audio was a releasable public record. Then Hill alleged other grand jury proceedings were intertwined with the investigation of my case and ordered the court reporter to only prepare the audio from the grand jury investigation in my case. Dearborn Superior Court II Reporter Barbara Ruwe altered the audio format and the file names of the official grand jury audio in an attempt to match the audio up with transcripts that had been altered. The problem is the audio does not match the transcription of the same audio.

That's just a small part of how Hill worked against me throughout his involvement in my case. For more information, check out my Motion for a Change of Judge.