The attorney for former Nebraska State Patrol trooper Tim Flick says he is relieved he won’t have to go to court after special prosecutor Joe Stecher dismissed charges for Flick’s role in the 2016 high-speed chase of an intoxicated motorist in Sheridan County.
Flick was charged with motor-vehicle homicide and making a false statement under oath and was scheduled to go to trial early next month, but Stecher dismissed both charges without comment in the controversial case.
Flick’s attorney Dave Domina said he has respect for Stecher because of the process he used to review the case and the candid conversations the two men had prior to Stecher’s decision.
Antoine Ledeaux was killed in the crash when Flick bumped the fleeing vehicle in order to get it to safely spin out.
Flick was fired from the patrol for violating internal policy for using the tactical intervention method. But Flick always maintained he acted in compliance with State Patrol Policy and the intervention was approved by radio by those in command.
Domina says Flick is still committed to returning to work and is contesting dismissal in a formal arbitration process.