Neb. chief charged in fatal shooting


By PAUL HAMMEL
Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN. Neb. — A grand jury has indicted Crawford Police Chief Rick Thompson on a charge of felony second-degree assault in the fatal shooting of a teenage burglary suspect.

Thompson, 55, was taken into custody Monday night, shortly after a Dawes County grand jury completed seven days of deliberations over the shooting of Jesse Britton on Oct. 3.

Britton, 16, was killed after Thompson and a state game warden, Dan Kling, entered a vacant bar in Crawford to investigate a reported break-in. Kling was not indicted.

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