Trial pushed back for woman involved in altercation with Superior Police Officer

By KBJR News 1

July 10, 2014 Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 6:37 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)--- The trial has been pushed back for a Superior woman accused of disorderly conduct following a physical altercation with a Superior Police Officer in the Keyport Lounge parking lot in early January.

A trial date will now be set for 28-year-old Natasha Lancour in October.

The charge stems from an arrest on January 5th in the Keyport Lounge parking lot during which Lancour alleges Superior Police Officer George Gothner used excessive force.

The trial has been pushed back after a new development in the investigation into Officer George Gothner's behavior.

Special Prosecutor Fred Borgh says the Gothner investigation is expected to be done by October.

Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank says the ongoing investigation into Gothner has impacted the pretrial direction for Lancour's case due to how it might impact the rules of evidence.

"I think there's sort of a mental block on both sides that we want some answers on the other part of the investigation before we make final decisions on this case," said Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank

"It's a very important decision and I think some of the, the outcome of this can be very very important obviously, potentially career ending so, the time that it takes I guess we should err on the side of making sure there's a full investigation, a complete investigation versus a rush to judgment," said Lancour's Defense Attorney Rick Gondik.

Lancour will be back in court on October 31.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
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