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Native man shot in neck by police officer hit with maximum sentence


September 12, 2019

A judge in Nebraska sentenced a 20-year-old Santee Sioux man to 30-50 years for assaulting an officer during an encounter in March 2018 that ended with the young Native man getting shot in the neck.

In explaining his decision to give Micah Taylor nearly the maximum sentence of 50 years, Douglas County District Court Judge Thomas A. Otepka said the officer who was injured in the encounter suffered shoulder injuries and had to undergo both rotator cuff and hip surgery. The officer continues to undergo physical therapy.


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