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FIRST WRITTEN RESPONSE RECEIVED ON APRIL 26, 2011
by Sharon Rondeau
(Apr. 26, 2011) — LCDR Walter Fitzpatrick has visited the Knoxville, TN office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation several times since his release from the Monroe County jail on December 30, 2010. He has left documentation about corruption within the court system and sheriff’s department including jury-tampering, dishonest judges, doctored court transcripts, a “prisoners for profit” operation, and police brutality.
Others have related similar complaints to The Post & Email and the FBI. One man who was sentenced to penitentiary for 18 years claimed that he was told that his jury had been rigged and said that the judge “told one lie after another.”
A formal criminal complaint was filed with the Knoxville FBI regarding Sheriff Bill Bivens’s seizure of property belonging to a non-profit mission group.
On April 1, 2010, Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III conducted a citizen’s arrest of then-Monroe County grand jury foreman Gary Pettway, who had served in that capacity for 20 years. Instead of upholding state law and enforcing the citizen’s arrest, Fitzpatrick himself was arrested.
On April 25, 2011, Mr. Carl Swensson visited the Atlanta, GA branch of the FBI to file a similar complaint following a hearing in Monroe County for his own arrest arising from the same incident for which Fitzpatrick had been arrested.
Swensson told the duty agent that he was concerned for the safety of Walter Fitzpatrick, who has received a bill for $4,776 despite the fact that he filed an appeal on December 30, 2010, directly after his release from jail. The invoice was marked due and payable within 30 days. Fitzpatrick has told The Post & Email that he is expecting a confrontation with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department similar to that which occurred on October 27, 2010.
While in jail, Fitzpatrick reported to The Post & Email that a cellmate had witnessed someone brag about being one of two people involved in the murder of Mr. Jim Miller, an elections official in Monroe County who had been murdered in July 2010. The Post & Email contacted the FBI, who chose not to follow up on the tip while Fitzpatrick was there. However, Fitzpatrick reported that an FBI agent was found standing outside of the Monroe County jail last November for an unknown reason.
Fitzpatrick reported to the FBI that he has been told that he has received threats from the community that he will “be the next Jim Miller.”
The Post & Email presented evidence of Judge Carroll L. Ross providing false information in open court on June 28, 2010.
On March 10, 2011, Fitzpatrick met with three agents from the Terrorist Task Force for a four-hour period after which he described their attitude as one of ““You better get used to it, because that’s just the way things are.”
The local media has refused to report the endemic corruption in Monroe County to its citizens. Congressman John Duncan has also failed to respond to the reports of corruption within his district, which includes Monroe County.
Fitzpatrick discovered that the grand jury foreman had been serving in his capacity for at 20 years after presenting the grand jury with a criminal complaint against Barack Hussein Obama for treason stemming from the deployment of U.S. Army troops into the town of Samson, AL on March 10, 2009. He later learned that “the grand juries have been taken over” by government officials and cannot adequately perform their Fifth Amendment function, which has resulted in a dictatorship.
He initially served five days in the Monroe County jail, then was rearrested on October 27, 2010, after his door was broken down and he was repeatedly tasered, beaten on the head, bruised and his left ear torn. He had been charged for failing to appear at an attorney-of-record assignment hearing which court clerk Martha M. Cook described to The Post & Email as “meant to help Mr. Fitzpatrick.”
On the morning of October 27, just two hours prior to his arrest, Fitzpatrick had been speaking with the Knoxville office of the FBI and had been told that he could “expect a visit” from them in response to his complaint. However, that visit still has not occurred.
On April 26, 2011, Fitzpatrick received the first and only written response to any of his complaints made to the FBI:
The text of the letter reads:
Dear Mr. Fitzpatrick:
During your interview with Task Force Agents Harrell, Corbitt and Parrott on March 10, 2011, you provided the enclosed documents for their review.
After careful analysis of the information you provided during the interview and a review of the information that was contained within the enclosed documents, I am unable to identify a colorable violation of federal law upon which FBI jurisdiction must be premised. Accordingly, the FBI will take no further investigative action concerning these allegations. However, in the future if you have additional information or new allegations to report, I invite you to again contact this office.
These documents have been thoroughly reviewed and are now being returned to you.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Agent Harrell at telephone number (865) 544-0751.
Richard J. Lambert
Special Agent in Charge
Fitzpatrick reported that materials he had left with the FBI on March 4, 2011 were not returned.