Legislature Considering NSP Probe in Aftermath of NCN Invesigation

Legislature Considering NSP Probe in Aftermath of NCN Invesigation
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The impeccability in the State Patrol now necessarily falls upon the Legislature to preserve

- State Senators Burke Harr and Paul Schumacher

Omaha, NE.—Already the subject of a possible criminal investigation, the troubled Nebraska State Patrol is now in the sights of the Nebraska Legislature.

The patrol’s problems, which erupted (see video above) following an exclusive investigation by News Channel Nebraska, include accusations of a possible cover-up following a deadly chase and crash in Western Nebraska.

Two lawmakers, State Senators Burke Harr of Omaha and Paul Schumacher of Columbus, are asking for a special investigation by the Judiciary Committee because of “speculation that undisclosed  deals were cut at the highest levels (of the patrol).” Harr and Schumacher want a hearing into the patrol before the Legislature convenes in January.

Judiciary Committee Chairperson State Sen. Laura Ebke has taken the request under consideration.
Ebke says the “very troubling facts” about the patrol clearly fall under the committee’s jurisdiction.

Meanwhile a special prosecutor has been appointed in Sheridan County to examine the need for a criminal investigation into several members of the patrol.

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