Murder tape used by FBI 4 training instead of catching Omaha killer

Posted on June 23, 2015

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J. Edgar Hoover did not want to catch policeman's killer

J. Edgar Hoover did not want to catch policeman’s killer
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The August 17, 1970 bombing murder of Omaha Patrolman Larry Minard, Sr. quickly led to a police conspiracy to withhold evidence in order to convict Nebraska leaders of the Black Panther Party for the crime. Edward Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, then David Rice, were arrested and prosecutors sought the electric chair for the two men. A recording of the anonymous 911 caller who lured Minard into a deadly trap was the only evidence police had to work with at the start of the investigation.

The FBI quickly stepped in to conduct a comparison test of the recorded voice with suspects. However, J. Edgar Hoover gave a verbal order on August 19 to Ivan Willard Conrad, the director of the FBI Laboratory, to withhold a written report on the identity of the anonymous caller. On August 21…

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