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Reasons for Case Dismissal Unknown

Reasons for Case Dismissal Unknown

People in Nebraska who find themselves facing criminal charges should know that there may be many different scenarios and outcomes for a given case. Defense options can vary from case to case and sometimes may even leave people a bit surprised. While some information may be reported publicly, other information may not be or may be harder to find or determine.

Such is the case today in a situation involving a former state patrol officer who had been charged in the case of the death of a motorist after a high-speed chase in 2016. According to a reports by, the officer allegedly drove in a manner that may have forced the driver who was being pursued to go off the road. That driver died in the resulting accident. The defendant, who has since lost his job with the Nebraska state patrol, still today asserts that his actions were in line with state patrol procedures and policies.

In addition to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, the man was charged with lying to a grand jury. A trial was to take place but recently the entire case has been dismissed and all charges facing the former officer have been dropped.

No details have been released as to the reason for the dropping of charges. It may be that the defendant entered into a plea agreement or that new evidence came to light that changed a potential outcome or it may be something very different. This case illustrates how working with an attorney in Nebraska might help people facing serious criminal charges.


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