9/27/99: Deposition of Det. Bryan Green, in regard to Chief Hanson’s endorsement of Green’s enlisting Shawn Padden as a confidential informant:
Q: Did Chief Hanson know you were going to have the meeting with (Padden) at that time?
A: Yeah …..
Q: How did you know Shawn Patton?
A: Hanson … had been up to his apartment and found a marijuana plant growing in his apartment, and Mark kept it. And he wanted me to talk to him (Padden) to see if he was willing to work that off.
Q: Mark Hanson, of course, is the police chief in Hawley?
A: Yes …
Q: And the reasons you got involved with Padden is because it initially came to you from Chief Hanson … ?
Q: What did you discuss with Chief Hanson?
A: I told him I would try to sign him (Padden) up as a CI (confidential informant) and see if we can make some buys.
Q: After you had the meeting with Padden?
A: We (Hanson and I) kind of discussed it before. And afterwards, yeah, I think I did, I did talk to him about what he was told.
Q: You told him (Hanson) that Padden was willing to become a CI?
Q: What did Chief Hanson say about that?
A: Fine, I think. He didn’t say anything on the contrary that I can remember.