BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- A jury
has found a Boone County Sheriff's Sergeant guilty of harassment. 23
News Reporter Meghan Dwyer looked into the allegations.
Anita Christensen, Accused Boone County Sergeant of
Harassment, "He followed me from place to place that i went, he went and
sat in front of my work places. he would tailgate me." "I was terrified
It all started in 1998..a beef between a Belvidere
City cop and a County Deputy. But it turned into much more than that
when the Deputy Ed Krieger began following his enemy's girlfriend all
"Their cars were marked with the
badge number on the front fender on each side. Over the years I learned
what he looked like, and what kind of car he drove. when he was working
and when he wasn't working," Christensen said.
Christensen filed complaints with the Boone County
Sheriff's Department but got no response. Then she starting filing
lawsuits. She didn't get anywhere until last month when a jury found
Krieger guilty of harassing her.
Despite the jury's verdict Krieger's attorney says he
denies any wrongdoing. Because Boone County is such a small place there
are only so many Sheriff's Deputies on the streets at any given time
and anytime Christensen thinks she saw him, it was merely a coincidence.
The jury found Krieger guilty but they didn't award Christensen any money. It's a verdict she says sends the wrong message.
"They gave him the same message that the Sheriff's
Department has been giving him for the last 10 years. it's okay. it was
wrong for you to do it but there's no punishment," Christensen said.
Calls to the Boone County Sheriff Duane Wirth were
not returned. Christensen says she hasn't seen Krieger since the jury
verdict came down. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007.
Note: Boone County is actually a big place. Its includes Caledonia, Popular Grove, Garden Prairie, Capron, Timberlane, and Belvidere.
In: Regional News
Tags: cops, boone county, policy, Sergeant, Accused, Harassment, guilty
Location: Belvidere, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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