"Former Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent Larry Hedlund, the man whose actions sparked a public furor over the speeding habits of the troopers who drive Gov. Terry Branstad, was fired today as the conclusion of a 2 1/2-month internal investigation that Hedlund believes publicly tainted his ability to work in the future as a law enforcement officer.
Hedlund now is planning to sue the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
“I’ve been treated like a criminal,” Hedlund, 55, said during an interview with The Des Moines Register a few hours after he learned he had been fired. “The best analogy I can give you is that they investigated me like I was a murderer, and in the process they murdered my career.”"