Jury Clears Officers in Gage County Chase Death

Posted 4 months ago

By Associated Press

gage-county-sheriffBEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Gage County grand jury has found no wrongdoing on the part of officers involved the crash death of a 44-year-old Peru man.

Beatrice radio station KWBE (http://bit.ly/1deiXaE) says the grand jury convened Tuesday morning. State law says a grand jury must look into every case in which a person dies while being chased or arrested or dies in custody.

Beatrice police say they first received a call about a car weaving in and out of traffic around 1 p.m. on Aug. 24. The car took off when officers tried to pull it over.

The chase ended about five miles south of the city when the car plunged off a bridge and flipped onto its top, killing Jerry Wissler.

Wissler was alone in the car.