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Prosecutor Reviews Case Again for Injured MSP Trooper


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings says there are "limited options" after a judge issued a directed verdict, dismissing charges against Mark Kollar.

On February 14th, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina issued a "directed verdict," dismissing two charges against Kollar who faced charges of failing to use proper care while passing a Michigan State Police car and causing serious personal injury during an auto accident.

A judicial directed verdict for "insufficient evidence" is considered to be an acquittal and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that acquittals can not be appealed, even if they are based on an error.

Dunings says he will review the trial transcript and the judge's ruling to see if there are any other legal issues that would be the basis for an appeal.

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