Shelby Police Department K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen, according to the Shelby Star Reports and public testimony from the white community, was beloved by all. A devoted family man and Hero to all. Even Assistant District Attorney Sally Kirby-Turner stated her everlasting love for Brackeen as she tearfully told the Judge at Brackeen’s alleged Cop-Killer Plea Bargain hearing. A feeling of love also proclaimed by law enforcement everywhere as well as the Governor of North Carolina at the service held at the Shelby High School Baseball Field Honoring Officer Brackeen. I was there and saw it all. I believed the narrative too, as that was all the information that I had at that time. I believed that narrative for almost three years as I didn’t know any better.
I believed that narrative totally until that fateful phone call from a trusted source in August 2019. A phone call that, with lots of “critical” thinking, Sherlock Holmes type “deductive reasoning” and research of the news accounts of that time-back in September 2016-when Brackeen was fatally shot. That research included visits to the alleged murder scene and discussions with “informed” individuals in the black community that told me that the black community leaders were skeptical of the narrative to begin with. And were approached by Shelby Officials right after the incident, were shown the body cam video (that didn’t show anything convincing), heard the narrative and went away thinking that the going narrative was questionable at best; right from the git-go. With all this “new” (to me) information, I changed my mind.
Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., the alleged Cop-Killer, has been called many things. A close family member called him a “Goofball” because he makes jokes all the time. He is called a father because he has three children by two women. His Murder Trial defense lawyer, Victoria Jayne, basically called him a mental “Retard;” a moron with an IQ of 60. A legal defense tactic bound to fail under cross-examination as he went to the 10th Grade in School and his “baby mamas” wives are not dummies. Poor maybe (according to Country Club standards), but not dummies.
Fenner’s criminal record, upon close examination, is telling. The record shows Fenner was a low level “punk-kid” growing up-slowly escalating to more serious encounters with law enforcement. A frequent occurrence for young black boys in Shelby as well as the USA. Fenner’s more serious criminal charge prior to this shootout incident says he assaulted a police officer. This assault on a police officer demands closer attention as none of the party-line narrative prior to this very minute tells the truth about an obviously intentional failure to report about this aspect of this incident.
However, as sources reported to me, Fenner, as a young teenager living on Grice Street, was in some small-time trouble, on probation and wearing an ankle monitor that would alarm if he left his residence by a certain distance. Fenner and family member were in their yard playing. Fenner was jumping on a trampoline when a Shelby Police Department K-9 unit drives up to a nearby residence. The dog is barking at the kids playing in the Fenner residence yard. The “Goofball in Fenner makes him call out to answer the barking dog, “Woof, Woof, Woof,” Fenner calls out to the dog.
This “mocking” of the dog angers the SPD K-9 Officer and he grabs the young Irvin Fenner, jerks him off the trampoline and drags him far enough away to make the ankle monitor go into alarm. Then the Officer arrests young Irving Fenner and charges him with probation violation and assaulting a police officer. That SPD K-9 Officer was identified to me as Officer Tim Brackeen.
So, using that Sherlock Holmes type “deductive reasoning” you have to conclude that SPD K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen were NOT strangers on that fateful night in September, 2016 when the shootout incident took place. They knew each other for years had each had a long-term distaste, a contempt, for each other.
Now, at this point and upon more detailed information, I am making a slight correction to what I said in a previous article. In that article, I stated that sources had told me that Brackeen and Fenner were having an affair with the same woman. A “lover’s triangle.” We will call that woman Ashton Hambright, not her real name because she is not the subject of these articles-although she is important in the chain of events before and after the fateful and fatal shootout.
Ashton was what many married businessmen in Shelby call a “Rock Star.” A group of relatively attractive younger white women, addicted to crack cocaine, who travel a circuit of relatively affluent Shelby businessmen who will pay the women the price of a “rock” of crack cocaine in exchange for a sexual act. Usually oral sex, a “Blow-Job,” as that sex act has a lesser chance of a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Ashton says that Officer Brackeen helped her in the past and was still helping her. Trusted sources say Ashton liked to talk about her Blow-Job relationship with SPD K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen. Saying Brackeen would “shake-down” street level drug dealers, confiscate drugs from them and bring the drugs to Ashton. Ashton also bragged that she could help a friend in need of help “fix” minor criminal charges because of her “inside influence” with a police officer.
While such as this may seem unbelievable, street wise folks know that it is very common for law enforcement to maintain a harem of drug addicted women to snitch (or “narc”) on people to help catch a bigger fish. In exchange the women are supplied with drugs and are protected from prosecution by the law enforcement agency as well as the DA’s office. If you research closely, the murder of a Shelby convenience store clerk Mary Gladden and the execution of her alleged killer-William Dillard Powell, you will discover just how long and prevalent this practice is. I brought it up here mainly because the DA (Bill Young at the time) made a secret deal with Powell’s druggie girlfriend, Lori Yelton Donohue (“Whory” Lori-a beautiful woman in her time who became addicted to drugs at an early age, snitched (narc’d) and was protected by Law enforcement and the DA as a snitch, to testify against Powell. Many Shelby folks familiar with those involved believe it was Lori Yelton that killed Mary Gladden. Shelby ADA Rick Shaffer travelled to Central Prison in Raleigh to witness the execution. The same ADA Rick Shaffer who was believed to be crying alongside ADA Sally Kirby-Turner at Fenner’s plea bargain hearing. I plan to write an article about the Powell murder trial sometime soon.
This article is getting a bit long. Over 1,000 words. Therefore my next article will provide more information about the time prior to the actual shootout and so-called trial.
Also, I have written many articles about what I had come to truly believe about this incident. All my previous articles about this incident are listed below. You might want to scroll to the re-read these articles to refresh your memory. I r4ecommend starting at the bottom of the list and work your way to the top of this list. It is time for the truth in this matter to finally come out. Stay Tuned.
Published Nov 9, 2019:
Part II—NO JUSTICE from Cop-Killer Trial !!! No Death Penalty-for SPD Officer Tim Brackeen’s Alleged Murder!!! No Justice for Alleged Cop Killer Who never received a Fair Trial!!! No Justice for the Citizens who are left with nothing but unanswered questions!! The Judicial System Cheats Public From ever knowing the Truth!! Gossip, source reports, arguendo and views of a white person-Robert A. Williams
Published October 27, 2019:
Part I: Cop-Killer Trial a Public Relations Disaster for DAs Office!!! Telling Lies and Breaking Rules-Then getting Caught!!! That’s why they are now crying and apologizing!! Truth Provided by Robert A. Williams
Published October 23, 2019
Breaking News-Assistant District Attorneys Squirm, Cry and apologizes about DA offering a Plea Bargain in SPD Officer Tim Brackeen’s Death Penalty Murder Trial! DA afraid accused cop-killer, Irving Fenner Jr. might end up going free. Defendant Fenner appears to be the calmest person in the Courtroom.
Published September 5, 2019:
Day 1: Countdown to a Capital Murder Trial!!! Update: Cop-Killer Murder Trial Rescheduled!!!?? Alleged Murder of Shelby Police Department Officer Tim Brackeen!!! By Irving Fenner, Jr.!!! Special gossip report and arguendo by Robert A. Williams
Published August 17, 2019
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