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By Don Ogle 

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds convicition of former Chief Wilkinson

 


In a ruling published Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the misdemeanor conviction and 30-day jail sentence for former Sidney Police Chief B.J. Wilkinson. In its ruling, the Supreme Court found that Wilkinson, charged with obstructing government operations, had no authority to take the actions he did.

The original charge stemmed from an incident when Wilkinson pulled a citation that had been issued to Sidney’s then-public services director John Henke, keeping it from being presented to the county attorney for prosecution.

Wilkinson was later charged with obstruction and pleaded no...



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