DA refuses to say why Wepking wasn’t charged

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DA refuses to say why Wepking wasn’t charged

 The Columbia County District Attorney has declined to make public documents concerning the case against former Sauk Prairie police officer Jaime Wepking, declining a Star News’ records request. 
In its investigation of Wepking firing a taser at an on-duty officer while intoxicated, the Rock County Sheriff’s Department recommend charges. The investigation stated, “we believe there is probable cause to arrest Jamie Wepking.” The charges were: disarming a peace officer, and endangering safety by the negligent operation or handling of a dangerous weapon. The recommendation was sent to the Sauk County District Attorney. Due to a possible conflict of interest, it was referred to the Columbia County District Attorney. 
The Columbia County District Attorney chose to not press charges and closed the case without explanation.

 

 


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