Friday, February 08, 2008

Omaha Cops In COINTELPRO Deception

Michael Richardson reports that in the 1970's several Omaha police officers gave "false testimony under oath" during the murder trial of two men who had been targets of COINTELPRO. The two men, Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, remain behind bars.
A then-secret COINTELPRO memo tells the story of withheld evidence--a recording of the emergency call that lured Larry Minard to his death--and implicates Assistant Chief of Police Glenn Gates in knowingly withholding evidence that would destroy the credibility of Peak, the state's murderous star witness. Assistant Chief Gates, according to the FBI, sought to keep the recording away from the defense attorneys. The jury never got to hear the tape with its lethal message.


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