Agent who complained about Branstad's speeding SUV had other clashes with bosses

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — The Iowa investigator who was placed on leave after complaining about Gov. Terry Branstad's speeding vehicle had clashed with superiors about other policy matters, including a possible restructuring that could have affected his job, according to emails obtained by the Associated Press.

Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund noted in an April 30 email to Division of Criminal Investigation Director Chari Paulson that he was opposed to reducing the agency's geographic zones from four to three. Hedlund was in charge of the northeastern Iowa zone.

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