A Nebraska State Trooper who was previously terminated has returned to work.
Tim Flick was released from NSP in December 2017 after an investigation found false information and incompleteness of reports he submitted regarding a crash in which he was involved that claimed the life of a South Dakota man.
As a result of new information provided to NSP in 2018 by Flick’s new attorney, NSP conducted an internal investigation and determined that correcting the discipline was necessary to settle the case.
The internal investigation determined that Trooper Flick’s actions did not qualify as intentional dishonesty. Flick claimed his report had been heavily influenced by the Troopers’ Union attorney and the lack of guidance by his superiors.
Since December 2017, criminal charges filed against Flick were dropped, the Nebraska Crime Commission has taken no action against his law enforcement certification, and a federal investigation has yielded no charges. Earlier, a grand jury found no fault with Flick’s handling of the events leading to the crash.
Before his return can officially begin, Flick has been given a 30-day unpaid suspension, which is the longest possible under the union contract. He will receive back pay, minus the suspension, which is standard practice.
Trooper Flick is eager to get back to serving the citizens of Nebraska with the State Patrol.