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Former Nebraska Trooper Charged with Homicide Over Pursuit Crash

February 22, 2018  | 

Former Nebraska trooper Timothy "Tim" Flick faces a vehicular homicide over a fatal pursuit crash. (Photo: Nebraska State Patrol)
Former Nebraska trooper Timothy "Tim" Flick faces a vehicular homicide over a fatal pursuit crash. (Photo: Nebraska State Patrol)

A special prosecutor Wednesday charged a former Nebraska state trooper with two misdemeanors for his part in a pursuit that led to a deadly crash.

Timothy "Tim" Flick could get up to two years in jail if convicted of motor vehicle homicide and making a false statement under oath. He also is charged with careless driving, an infraction, the Journal Star reports.

Flick was fired from the patrol in connection to what happened, according to the State Troopers Association of Nebraska.

According to the State Patrol, on Oct. 3, 2016, Flick was involved in the pursuit of a car that had run a stop sign on a county road north of Gordon in Sheridan County. His patrol car intercepted the vehicle, which crashed into a ditch and rolled. The driver, Antoine L. Ladeaux, 32, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, was ejected and died at the scene.

A grand jury found no wrongdoing by Flick. But District Judge Travis O'Gorman later appointed former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Stecher to look into any potential criminal wrongdoing regarding what happened and the investigation that followed.


Comments (5)

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bo2234 @ 2/23/2018 9:17 AM

Would love to get the entire story on this...

Jon Retired LEO @ 2/23/2018 10:17 AM

Cleared by a Grand Jury? Looks like this Trooper was thrown under the bus by politicians.

DEPUTYJJG @ 2/23/2018 10:22 AM

I agree with bo2234. There has to be more if a grand jury finds no wrongdoing, and then the judge appoints a special prosecutor who comes in and hammers the trooper. Something is amiss. Tx LEO

Jon Retired LEO @ 2/23/2018 11:21 AM

Deputy JJG you raise a good point. Obviously the whole story is either not being printed or the information is sealed for some reason. Could have to do with the union. Have to wait and see.

AZBIGDOG @ 2/23/2018 3:36 PM

Not sure why they printed this even? There is only the accusation that an officer was fired for some unknown reason and that a special prosecutor appointed by some judge is looking into the potential wrongdoing by this officer. Vehicle homicide, false reporting and careless driving? Sounds as if they are making up crimes to pound this guy. Or what they have not printed is being kept secret?

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