Seeking Investigation of Alan G. Rogalla, Pennington County Attorney
We are seeking petitions to gather and submit to the
MINNESOTA OFFICE OF LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY in St. Paul, MN,
seeking the immediate investigation of Alan G.
Rogalla and his assistants Kristin Hanson and Steven Moeller.
The list of reasons varies depending on the person signing's experiences with Rogalla and his immediate staff. The main focus of this petition is as follows:
1) Alan G. Rogalla repeatedly misleading the community as a whole in the matter of Sally Naverud-Mumm regarding the felony level, multiple theft and repeated abuses of vulnerable adults at her residential care home to which she was never charged.
He also was misleading to Neil Carlson, Investigative Reporter for KVLY-11, in both a January & February 2015 broadcast to the public over the matter citing there was an active investigation after multiple quotes to the Thief River Falls Times between July and December 2014 that the Sally Naverud-Mumm case was closed and no further information would be released to the public. Both he & Sally Naverud-Mumm are personal friends and Thief River Falls natives, as well as Police Chief Dick Wittenberg who failed to press charges against Mumm in a December 19th findings report to the Minnesota State Department of Human Services.
Rogalla claims he has turned the Sally Naverud-Mumm matter over "to an assistant" (un-named to the public), meaning one of two within his office (Kristin Hanson or Steve Moeller), who have both showed their ineptitude to represent the citizens of Pennington County repeatedly (failing to be able to answer basic questions about the criminal histories of the defendants they are attempting to prosecute), and showing the same disregard for public safety as Alan G. Rogalla by requesting repeated stayed sentences and minimum fines for repeat felons.
2) Alan G. Rogalla's blatant disregard for public safety and the law in the matter of and Case No. 57-CR-13-680 (State vs.
Gerald Laverne Sunsdahl), where he, his office, and Judges at the Pennington County Courthouse failed to adequately prosecute a repeat, multiple, felon, and failed to honor the inadequate "stayed sentencing" and probation terms of a previous, multiple, major felony case only months earlier. Most specifically, Line 12 of his 5 years of probation/stayed sentence granted 3/27/14: 12. Remain law-abiding, 03/27/2014, Active 03/27/2014. His repeated thefts against his family totaled over $300,000.
3) For the third time in 12 months, police informant Christopher Michael Seglem is appearing in court for major felonies (MN Case No. 57-CR-15-206). As a community, we have grown tired of felons, sex offenders such as Allan Richard Miller, and domestic abusers like Jared Scott Ganyo being released in to the public with ridiculously reduced charges or dismissed cases, all because a "plea" appears in the win column for the county prosecutor's office.
His assistants, Kristin Hanson and Steve Moeller, are not suitable nor adequate replacements or successors to Mr Rogalla's current position as well. This being displayed by their plea bargaining of nearly all cases, as well as both of them appearing in court being incapable of answering basic questions from Judges, such as, "What is the Defendant's criminal history?".
Alan G. Rogalla, Kristin Hanson, and Steve Moeller's apathetic response, inadequate concern for public safety, immoral practices, and complete disregard for the public, the law, and the bare minimum of the functions of their jobs must be addressed beyond the "back-room, behind closed doors, good ol' boy" system that they have been thriving in and protected by for years.
If you have other concerns or issues with Alan G. Rogalla and/or his staff, you are more than welcome to sign this petition as well, and make them known by commenting.
Thank you for your time & consideration. Let's stop saying, "No one can do anything" and start at least trying. One voice can easily be dismissed. A thousand is harder to silence. Everything in this world began as one person's thought.