1 year later: No word on probe of DHS officer Philip Haney’s death


from WND:

Islam expert who challenged political correctness died of gunshot wound

Last July, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office in California announced it was about to receive a forensic report from the FBI regarding the death of former DHS officer Philip Haney.

After receiving the bureau’s findings, said Sheriff Martin Ryan, his office in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento would release the county’s report within weeks.

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More than six months later – and one year after Haney’s death on Feb. 21, 2020 – the county has yet to release an official determination of how the Islam subject-matter expert whose investigations and research challenged the official narrative of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations died.

On Friday, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office referred WND to the July 22 statement as the most recent official word on the investigation.

A message left with a spokesman, Lt. Jim Cardoza, was not returned by the time this story was published.

Haney, who was punished and exonerated nine times during his career for taking into account the religious dimension to terrorism, published a bestselling book with this writer, “See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad.”

At the time of his death, he was preparing a follow-up book that he said would expose corruption in America’s national security and immigration system.

After Haney was found dead from a gunshot wound alongside a rural crossroad southeast of Sacramento, Amador County investigators initially reported that his death was self-inflicted.

But the next day, Feb. 22, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office backtracked, declaring an investigation was ongoing.

“Everything we saw on-scene is consistent with somebody putting a gun to themselves and pulling the trigger,” said Amador County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Gary Redman at the time. “We’re not making a statement that this was, in fact, suicide.”

Family members and friends who were with him and spoke to him in the last week of his life said Haney was happy and looking forward to getting married.

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