Special prosecutor to probe Nebraska police - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Special prosecutor to probe Nebraska police

Special prosecutor to probe Nebraska police

Posted: Updated:

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

8@klkntv.com

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A former U.S. attorney will investigate potential criminal violations that may have occurred during internal use-of-force investigations at the Nebraska State Patrol.

A district judge has appointed special prosecutor Joe Stecher to look into a 2016 high-speed chase and crash that left one dead, as well as a Sheridan County grand jury investigation that found no wrongdoing.

Stecher said Wednesday he's unaware of anything at this point that would lead him to believe charges will be filed against any of the four patrol members named in court documents. All four are currently on paid administrative leave in connection with their involvement in an internal investigation into the chase. None have been accused of any specific crime.

A patrol review by an outside investigator notes police ``misconduct'' and ``dereliction of duty.''

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Update: Lincoln High teacher arrested for sexual assault

    Lincoln High teacher arrested for sexual assault

    Police say it happened on December 7. 

    More >>

    Police say it happened on December 7. 

    More >>
  • Breaking News: Man dies after four vehicle crash involving school bus in Lincoln

    Breaking News: Man dies after four vehicle crash involving school bus in Lincoln

    A multi–vehicle accident involving a school bus and three other cars happened near 27th and Kensington Drive Wednesday afternoon. 

    More >>

    A multi–vehicle accident involving a school bus and three other cars happened near 27th and Kensington Drive Wednesday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Police Investigate Kwik Shop Robbery

    Police Investigate Kwik Shop Robbery

    Police Investigate Kwik Shop Robbery

    Lincoln police are investigating another robbery in the capitol city this morning.

    More >>

    Lincoln police are investigating another robbery in the capitol city this morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.