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Boone County (Belvidere) IL Sergeant Accused of Harassment, Jury found guilty

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
of him."




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
over town.


"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.

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Boone_County_Sergeant_Accused_of_Harassment_148928925.html



Note: Boone County is actually a big place. Its includes Caledonia, Popular Grove, Garden Prairie, Capron, Timberlane, and Belvidere.

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Added: Apr-30-2012 Occurred On: Apr-30-2012
By: Johnclifton85
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Location: Belvidere, Illinois, United States (load item map)
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  • First off it has NOTHING to do with money. It has to do with being harassed by a cop for NOTHING and him being allowed to get away with it. Ive since wrote to the Department of Justice and asked for a investigation be done. I know this girl and she was traumatized for 10 yrs. She lost several jobs due to his actions, her bosses called and complained to the Sheriff of this Dept and he did nothing about it. SGT Ed Krieger blew off service calls of people in need to harass her. One actual incident More..

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  • Gee... And in a state where the democrats only let cops and criminals have guns. Here's a case where cop and criminal were one in the same.

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  • Fuck the police.

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  • She really should have got as much of him doing this on film as she could. Without that, it's nothing but her word against his and you see the result here.

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    • There is video of him doing some of it, there is also video of him going into her ex employers and asking why she quit and where she was now working.

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    • @Belvidere Girl Post it up. Maybe it will generate enough interest that the sheriff can't afford to protect him anymore.

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    • I wish there was a way to, or I would get it and do it. Its the standard VHS tape and from surveillance cameras. She is working on getting a copy of his testimony from when he was on the stand and when she does I'm gonna make copies of it and plaster it every where. I been friends with her through this whole thing and he needs to be held accountable for this.

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    • @Belvidere Girl There's ways. If you can't find a converter for VHS to digital, you can always play the tapes on a decent TV with a digital camcorder filming it.

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    • That's a GREAT idea, Thanks!!! I will work on getting the tapes and posting them.

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  • Jim henson has created a new breed of muppets, it's called pigs above the law.

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  • If you live in IL, please post this on your facebook to raise awareness of problems like this.

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  • The real bad part of this case is that the judge wouldn't allow a confidential informant, (C.I.), to testify or a Boone County Sheriff Detective to testify on how SGT. Krieger brought this (C.I.) to the police station and told him if he couldn't get him to buy drugs off of Anita Christenson, He would arrest him for driving while suspended when he was passenger in the vehicle. And this detective saw the interview of the (C.I.) and was going to testify. The (C.I.) never made the arrest and he di More..

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  • Here once again I found out and I know its been a while, but it will show you how SGT. Krieger is still allowed to get away with criminal conduct. I just learned he was in possession of documents from the personal file of the Belvidere Police Department (IL) that was stolen, that belonged to Officer Alty and Detective Dammon. Where he tried to use these documents during the civil trial against Anita Christensen. Once it was established that these documents were stolen from the Belvidere Police D More..

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  • Cops harassed my family for years in a mostly white neighborhood... fuck cops all day.

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