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  • FILE: Report on Stratman Firing Released

    FILE: Report on Stratman Firing Released

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- The report detailing the La Crosse County Sheriff's rationale for firing former Deputy Trisha Stratman has been released. Stratman was relieved of her duties at the Sheriff'sMore >>
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- The report detailing the La Crosse County Sheriff's rationale for firing former Deputy Trisha Stratman has been released.More >>
  • FILE: Jury finds Stratman not guilty

    FILE: Jury finds Stratman not guilty

    Nov 10, 2011 08:39 PM CST2013-06-25 17:53:10 GMT
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A quick decision by a jury finds Trisha Stratman not guilty of negligent homicide in death of Brandon Jennings. The jury deliberated roughly two and a half hours before releasingMore >>
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A quick decision by a jury finds Trisha Stratman not guilty of negligent homicide in death of Brandon Jennings.

    The jury deliberated roughly two and a half hours before releasing their verdict shortly after 8pm Thursday night.
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  • FILE: O'Malley upholds Stratman firing

    FILE: O'Malley upholds Stratman firing

    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley upholds the firing of La Crosse County Sheriff's Deputy Trisha Stratman. O'Malley released his ruling Friday at noon to theMore >>
    LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley upholds the firing of La Crosse County Sheriff's Deputy Trisha Stratman.More >>

La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- A former La Crosse County Sheriff's Deputy is looking to overturn her firing from the department.

Authorities originally charged Trisha Stratman with negligent homicide in a car crash that resulted in the death of a Holmen teen in July 2010.

Stratman was responding to an emergency call to assist another officer at a bar fight in Holmen at the time of the crash.

In November of last year, a jury acquitted Stratman, but she had already been terminated from the Sheriff's Department following an internal investigation into the crash.  Sheriff Steve Helgeson wrote in a report stating, "I could not ignore the fact that as a result of your misconduct, a young boy lost his life." 

The appeal hearing began Thursday. It is closed to the public and La Crosse County administrator, Steve O'Malley declined to provide specifics in the case. He says he expects testimony from both sides to last about two days.

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