Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
The Star Tribune has now confirmed something JNS blog suspected and wrote about days before...Andrew Neal, who is STRONGLY suspected in the wounding of a Minneapolis police officer, is a former police informant.
Gun, Ammo Found?
The criminal complaint document against Neal, posted on the Hennepin County Attorney's website, mentions police actually found a handgun and two magazines in the yard next door to the house where Neal was found hiding, and the weapon is being "forensically analyzed." JNS wouldn't bet a bag of stale peanuts against the likelihood of Neal facing murder charges, albeit I suspect these will be second degree murder charges.
Messy Tale Of A Police Informant
My previous story re-published the "fact sections" of a case in which Andrew Neal was involved as an informant concerning the murder of Juwan "Wheaty" Gatlin, a member of the Mickey Cobras gang. Now another court document, put in front of me by a reader and commenter, has further information about Andrew Neal's involvement with Gatlin murder case...
Once again, I am going to simply replicate the "fact sections" of that document for readers and cut out the extensive dry legal arguments. If you want the original document, here it is linked once again.
(JNS blog asks: The "widow" is named "Demetrius?" I am confused. But the document says what it says)
(Heading in original document, "The Hurd Letter")
(Heading, "The Gatlin Murder")