Agent: Iowa Gov. Branstad's speeding was safety risk

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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- One of Iowa's most senior criminal investigators was placed on leave in May days after he filed a complaint about seeing the governor's official vehicle racing past highway traffic at about 90 miles per hour, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund, a 25-year veteran of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, wrote in his April 29 complaint to Commissioner Brian London that Gov. Terry Branstad shouldn't be "above the laws of the State of Iowa" and that his speeding SUV had put the public at risk.

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