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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/13/2002 1:40:39 AM EST
more special treatment Town marshal won't face gun charges
Associated Press August 12, 2002 ANGOLA, Ind. -- A special prosecutor has decided not to file charges against a town marshal who fired his gun inside a bar. Whitley County Prosecutor John Whiteleather did, however, determine that one or more members of the Orland American Legion Post tried to keep information about the gun's discharge from police. "Such efforts did not rise to the level of obstruction of justice as provided by Indiana criminal statutes," Whiteleather wrote in his findings, submitted last week in Steuben Circuit Court. State Excise Police investigated an allegation that Orland Town Marshal Charles Smith fired his gun inside the post's bar on Feb. 2. The prosecutor's investigation determined Smith did fire the gun while inside the building,[red] but that it was not intentional or reckless.[/red]
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not intentional or reckless? then what was it? note: i don't think that we should have laws charging people for crimes in the case of an ND unless someone was hurt, however if the laws are there, then I'd like to see the police subject to them as much as we are
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