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One example of injustice | Jeffrey Clemons

Leader letters to the editor
I’m very disappointed with articles that have been published in the Leader about me which contain false information.
These articles have basically ruined my life.
For example, the story about me being involved in a high-speed chase last July, which I couldn’t have been involved with because I was somewhere else at the time. I provided the Leader with a signed statement from my former therapist stating that I was at her Siren office on the afternoon of July 9, 2019, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 4:06 p.m. The statement says the last time she saw me that day I was standing outside of her office in the parking lot, “next to his motorcycle, talking on his phone,” at approximately 4:15 p.m. I was on the phone with someone from St. Croix Regional Medical Center. The hospital supplied a phone record that shows they attempted to call me at 3:58 p.m. but I told them I was busy. They called again at 4:15 p.m. and that phone call lasted until 4:30 p.m. A document from the hospital outlines a detailed report of the conversation.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Department complaint, a report was received at 4:29 p.m. from a woman who said I was driving a pickup truck and was “actively chasing the vehicle she was in,” on CTH E near Lewis.
How is that possible?
I told officers all of this but they arrested me anyway and charges were filed. They never took a statement from my former therapist, citing HIPPA rules, but HIPPA only protects the rights of patients and doesn’t prevent a therapist from being a witness in something like this.
This is just one example of the injustice I’ve been attempting to fight which includes certain individuals who have been stalking and defaming me.
Jeffrey Clemons
Lewis
Editor’s note: We use information from probable cause reports – information presented to the district attorney’s office by officers – in writing our stories.


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